Scholarly activities -- 2022 in Review


1. I have a chapter in the collection Literary Cultures and Digital Humanities in India. The table of contents for the book is here. It builds on my digital edition of Henry Derozio's writing. The title of the chapter is "Digitizing Derozio: Mapping the Local and the Global Contexts of an Anglo-Indian Poet." 

2. My chapter on Tagore and Yeats was finally published in June 2022. The book where it appeared, Tagore and Yeats: A Postcolonial Re-envisioning, can be found here. The full title of the article is "(Un)Translatable Authorship: Positioning Yeats’ “Preface” and the Poetry of Tagore." 

3. I have a chapter in a Lexington Books volume on Gurinder Chadha. My chapter is called, "Diasporic Crosscurrents: Gurinder Chadha and Mira Nair's Early Documentaries." In Shilpa Bhat, Ed. Diaspora and Cultural Negotiations: The Films of Gurinder Chadha. Lexington Books. Book TOC here 


January 2022: 

I gave a talk at the MLA for a virtual panel. The topic: "Teaching Digital Humanities at a Time of COVID-19." I talked about teaching my "Decolonizing Digital Humanities" class in the fall of 2020 in this session. The link to the session abstract is here

May 2022: 

I gave a talk at the "DH Unbound" conference organized by the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH). This was a virtual talk called "Race and Quantitative DH: Questions and Provocations." The slides for that talk are here

June 2022:

I gave a plenary talk at the ADE Midwest summer workshop focused on the Lehigh English department's Literature and Social Justice initiative. The slides for that talk are here

September 2022: 

I organized a seminar for the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) annual conference, "Thinking Justice Across the Imperial Divide: Narrating Anglo-India." This was a seminar with about fifteen participants, ranging from graduate students to senior Victorian studies scholars. I posted my position statement for the seminar here

November 2022: 

I gave a talk at the American Studies Association, on a digital humanities panel. The title of my talk was "Small Corpora as a Pedagogical Tool: African American Literature." The slides for that talk are here

Digital Projects

I spent a good chunk of my summer in 2022 working on a new digital project, African American Poetry: a Digital Anthology.