News

"More than a Congressman's Mistress: Ambition and Scandal in the Life of Madeleine Pollard," is ready for your reading pleasure in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, vol. 115 (Summer 2017): 313-348. 6/6/17 

My paper, "‘Morbidly Restless and Seeking Excitement’: Jane Armstrong Tucker, Illness, and the Single Life," has been accepted for presentation at an international gathering of scholars interested in the history of single women. The conference on Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature and Popular Culture will be  held at University College Dublin, Ireland, in October. 5/1/7

My Wikipedia Education Foundation guest blog, "Making History, Empowering Students through Wikipedia," has been translated and published on WikiMujeres, a Spanish-language website dedicated to redressing the gender and cultural imbalance on Wikipedia. If you read Spanish, read the blog here. 11/10/16

Perspectives, the news magazine of the American Historical Association, interviewed me for "Linking In: How Historians are Fighting Bias on Wikipedia." Read the article HERE. 9/1/16

2016 Pattison Writers Residency. The Pattison Artists and Writers Residency program provides a week-long residency in western Maine away from the distractions of daily life, where recipients may unplug and focus on creative endeavors. I, along with my UNE colleague, Dr. Jennifer Tuttle, Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health, have been awarded a Residency for a collaboration of "writing alone together," working on independent projects while also sharing with each other our texts in progress for mutual critique. FMI: click Here

Wikipedia Education Foundation publishes my guest blog "Making History, Empowering Students through Wikipedia," 6/22/16.

Down East publishes "50 Shades of Chambray: Being a Thrilling Account of How the Saco-Biddeford Cotton Empire Gave Rise to a Trashy 19th-century Literary Craze Full of Torrid Affairs, Horrendous Murders, and Ruined Females," in the June 2015 issue. Read the article here.

And follow this link to hear me discuss "50 Shades of Chambray" on the Maine television show 207 (WCSH, 6/2/15).

 

Upcoming Talks & Appearances

October 13-14, 2017, Presenting a paper at the conference on Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature and Popular Culture at University College Dublin, Ireland. My topic: "‘Morbidly Restless and Seeking Excitement’: Jane Armstrong Tucker, Illness, and the Single Life."

Interested in a talk or a reading? Contact me!