Ryan Cordell

Ryan Cordell,  Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Virginia

Research areas and interests
Nineteenth-century American literature, periodical studies, digital humanities, religion and literature, American apocalypticism, technologies of textual production

Selected publications
“‘Taken Possession Of’: Hawthorne’s ‘Celestial Railroad’ in the Nineteenth Century Evangelical Canon,” forthcoming in Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ)
“‘This Flattering Millennium Theory’: Denominationalism Against Millennialism in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Crater,” in Apocalypse and the Millennium: Providential Religion and the Era of the American Civil War, forthcoming from LSU Press
“‘Enslaving You, Body and Soul’: The Uses of Temperance in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and ‘Anti-Tom’ Fiction,” Studies in American Fiction (Spring 2008)

Public Writing
Core contributor to the ProfHacker blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education (http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/author/rcordell)

2012 NEH Summer Seminar Participant, “Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities,” UCLA
2010 NEH Institute Participant, “Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship,” University of Virginia

Research website