Professor of Practice in English
Ph.D., 2005, English Literature
360 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115
Julia Flanders is a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities. Her apprenticeship in digital humanities began at the Women Writers Project in the early 1990s and continued with work on the development of digital humanities organizations such as the Text Encoding Initiative and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. She has served as chair of the TEI Consortium and as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. She has also taught numerous workshops on text encoding and served as a consultant and advisor on numerous digital humanities projects. Her research interests focus on data modeling, textual scholarship, humanities data curation, and the politics of digital scholarly work.
- Companion to Textual Scholarship (co-edited with Neil Fraistat). Cambridge University Press, 2013
- “The Literary, the Humanistic, the Digital: Towards a Research Agenda for Digital Literary Studies.“ In Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology, ed. Kenneth M. Price and Ray Siemens. Modern Language Association, 2013. Online at http://dlsanthology.commons.mla.org/the-literary-the-humanistic-the-digital/.
- “Time, Labor, and ‘Alternate Careers’ in Digital Humanities Knowledge Work.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Online at http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu. Reprinted, with modifications, from #Alt-academy, ed. Bethany Nowviskie. Media Commons, 2011. Online at http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/pieces/you-work-brown-what-do-you-teach.
- “Digital Humanities” (co-authored with Elli Mylonas). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis, 2011.
- “Feminism in the Age of Digital Archives: The Women Writers Project” (co-authored with Jacqueline Wernimont). Tulsa Review of Women’s Studies 29.2 (Fall 2010), 425–35.
- “Collaboration and Dissent: Challenges of Collaborative Standards for Digital Humanities.” In Collaborative Research in Digital Humanities, ed. Marilyn Deegan and Willard McCarty. Ashgate Publishing, 2012.
- “The Productive Unease of 21st-century Digital Scholarship.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 3.3 (2009). Online at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/3/000055/000055.html.
- “Detailism, Digital Texts, and the Problem of Pedantry,” Text Technology 14:2 (2005), 41-70. Online at http://texttechnology.mcmaster.ca/pdf/vol14_2/flanders14-2.pdf.
- “Electronic Editions: Anthologies,” in Electronic Textual Editing, ed. John Unsworth, Lou Burnard and Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe. MLA and and the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium, 2005.
- “Gender and the Politics of the Electronic Text,” in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory, ed. Kathryn Sutherland, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Awards and Honors
- Marshall Scholarship, 1988-1989, Cambridge University
- Modern Language Association
- MLA Committee on Scholarly Editing
- Association for Computers and the Humanities
- Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations