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Natalie Houston

Houston-Natalie
Natalie M. HoustonAssociate Professor

Education

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

Biography

Natalie Houston's current research uses computational methods to explore the cultural function of poetry within Victorian print culture.

Awards and Honors

  • Women's Studies Graduate Scholar (1998) - Duke University
  • Graduate Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning (1995) - Duke University
  • English Department Fellowship (1992) - Duke University
  • Departmental Honors, Department of English (1990) - University of Chicago
  • Jonathan D. Steiner Prize (1990) - University of Chicago
  • Echols Scholar (1989) - University of Virginia
  • Mellon Fellow in the Humanities (1989)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1989)

Publications

  • Houston, N. (2016) "Reading the Visual Page in the Digital Archive," Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. pp. 36-50
  • Houston, N. (2015) "Imposter Phenomenon," Springer pp. 73–81
  • Houston, N. (2015) "Visualizing the Cultural Field of Victorian Poetry," Springer pp. 121–141
  • Houston, N., Beetham, M. (2014) "Introduction to the Special Issue: Tradition and the New," Victorian Periodicals Review 47:4 pp. 535–537
  • Houston, N. (2014) "Toward a Computational Analysis of Victorian Poetics," Victorian Studies 56:3 pp. 498-510
  • Houston, N., Beetham, M. (2014) "Tradition and the New [Special Issue]," Victorian Periodicals Review 47:4 pp. 535-537
  • Houston, N., Audenaert, N. (2013) "Reading the Visual Page of Victorian Poetry," Digital Humanities
  • Audenaert, N., Houston, N. (2013) "VisualPage: Towards large scale analysis of nineteenth-century print culture,"
  • Houston, N., Lawrence, L., Patrick, A. (2012) "Bibliographic Databases and" The Golden Stream": Constructing the Periodical Poetry Index," Victorian Review 38:2 pp. 69–80
  • Houston, N., Lawrence, L., Patrick, A. (2012) "Teaching and Learning with the Periodical Poetry Index," Victorian Periodicals Review 45:2 pp. 224–227
  • Houston, N. (2012) "What Can Digital Reading Tell Us about the Material Places of Victorian Poetry?," 6:
  • Houston, N. (2011) "Marianne Van Remoortel. Lives of the Sonnet, 1787-1895: Genre, Gender and Criticism," Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 59-60
  • Abrams, L., Houston, N., Sanders, M., Rix, K., Worboys, M., Thorsheim, P., Glendening, J., Baker, S., Freedgood, E., Clark, G., others, . (2010) "10. The Mighty Scot: Nation, Gender, and the Nineteenth-Century Mystique of Scottish Masculinity, by Maureen M. Martin (pp. 634-635)," Victorian Studies 52:4
  • Houston, N. (2010) "The Crimean War in the British Imagination (review)," Victorian Studies 52:4 pp. 636–637
  • Houston, N. (2008) "Newspaper Poems: Material Texts in the Public Sphere," Victorian Studies 50:2 pp. 233–242
  • Houston, N. (2006) "John Holmes. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Late Victorian Sonnet Sequence: Sexuality, Belief and the Self," The Review of English Studies 57:231 pp. 553–554
  • Houston, N. (2002) "Affecting Authenticity: Sonnets from the Portuguese and Modern Love," Studies in the Literary Imagination 35:2 pp. 99
  • Houston, N. (2002) "Anthologies and the Making of the Poetic Canon," Wiley Online Library
  • Houston, N. (2001) "Capturing the moment: a cultural history of the Victorian sonnet," UMI Dissertation Services
  • Houston, N. (2001) "Reading the Victorian Souvenir: sonnets and photographs of the Crimean War," The Yale Journal of Criticism 14:2 pp. 353–383
  • Houston, N. (1999) "Valuable by Design: Material Features and Cultural Value in Nineteenth-Century Sonnet Anthologies," Victorian Poetry 37:2 pp. 243–272
  • Houston, N. (1996) "George Eliot’s material history: Clothing and realist narrative," Studies in the Literary Imagination 29:1 pp. 23

Presentations

  • What Makes This a Pre-Raphaelite Poem? An Experiment in Classification - North American Victorian Studies Association, November 2014 - Ontario, Canada
  • The Place of Poetry in Periodicals of the 1860s - Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, September 2014 - Newark, DE
  • Enjambment and the Poetic Line: Towards a Computational Poetics - Digital Humanities 2014, July 2014
  • Alt. - Teaching outside the Classroom through Digital Humanities: Alt-Academic Feminism, January 2014 - Chicago, IL
  • What Does Style Really Mean? A Comparative Analysis of the Poetry of Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, January 2014 - Chicago, IL
  • Towards a Computational Analysis of Victorian Poetics - North American Victorian Studies Association, October 2013
  • Reading the Visual Page of Victorian Poetry - Digital Humanities 2013, July 2013
  • New Tools for Understanding Victorian Poetry with Network Graphs - Victorian Poetry: Forms and Fashions, April 2013
  • Visualizing the Cultural Field of Victorian Poetry with Network Graphs - North American Victorian Studies Association, September 2012
  • Making Numbers Meaningful: Visualizing Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Presence in Victorian Periodicals - Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, September 2012
  • Digitally Reading Poetry Within Victorian Media Culture - Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada, May 2012
  • What Can 'Digital Reading' Tell Us About the Material Places of Victorian Poetry?, January 2012
  • Beyond Expanding the Canon: What 'Digital Reading' Can Tell us About Victorian Poetry - North American Victorian Studies Association, November 2011
  • Happiness Hacking - Hacking the Professon: Academic Self-Help in an Age of Crisis, January 2011 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Methodology, Scale, and the Digital: Analyzing Victorian Poetry's Visual Codes - North American Victorian Studies Association, November 2010