Natalie-Houston

Natalie M. Houston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

College
College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Department
English
Phone
978-934-5278
Office
O'Leary Library - 4th Floor
Links
Website

Expertise

Digital Humanities, Victorian Literature, Print Culture

Research Interests

Computational literary criticism, nineteenth-century poetry and poetics

Education

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

Biosketch

Natalie M. Houston’s current book project, "Distant Reading Nineteenth-Century Poetry," applies machine learning to uncover the stylistic conventions that structured the market for poetry in the nineteenth century. 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. Her research has been published in collections such as "Plotting Poetry: on Mechanically-Enhanced Reading" (2021), "The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Poetry" (2019), and "Research Methods for Reading Digital Data in the Digital Humanities" (2016), as well as in journals such as Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, and Victorian Review.