Collecting Disasters: Reading Cataclysm in an Insurance Archive

Jennifer Travis

St. John's University

I am an Associate Professor of English and teach courses in American literature and culture and the digital humanities. I am the author of Wounded Hearts: Masculinity, Law, and Literature in American Culture (University of North Carolina); and, Crash and Burn: Danger and Vulnerability in the American Imagination (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2018).  I am co-editor of two essay collections: Boys Don't Cry: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S. (Columbia UP); and, Digital Humanities Pedagogy and The Long Nineteenth-Century (University of Illinois, forthcoming 2018). My work has appeared in ALH, MFS, and Arizona Quarterly, among other journals.


For the seminar, Expanding Forms, I propose to share two pieces of writing about an archival project that is in its beginning stages: an academic book/grant proposal, and a Scalar digital exploration, which is visual and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jennifer Travis (St. John's University)

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Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop


S4a » Seminar 4.a: Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop I (08:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

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