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Natalie Houston

Natalie M. Houston, Ph.D. Associate Professor
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    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Digital Humanities, Victorian Literature, Poetics, History of the Book

Research Interests

Digital Humanities; Print Culture; Victorian Studies.


  • Ph D: English Literature, (1998), Duke University
  • MA: English Literature, (1990), University of Chicago
  • BA: Comparative Literature, (1989), University of Virginia


Natalie M. Houston's research uses computational methods to explore the cultural function of poetry within Victorian print culture. Her current book project, Distant Reading Victorian Poetry, examines nineteenth-century poetic style and its relationship to canon formation. She is also a Co-Director and Technical Director for the Periodical Poetry Index, a bibliographic research database for poems published in nineteenth-century periodicals.

Selected Publications

  • Houston, N. (). Thinking with/in Forms (pp. 142-56). Texas A&M University Press