I’ve been teaching since 2006 at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, where I work on eighteenth-century British literature, cultural studies, theater history, theory, and writing. Over the past years, I’ve also been working on several digital humanities projects–using Omeka as a tool for teaching research methodologies, most recently. I studied eighteenth-century literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where I also worked for a bit as a reviewer for EEBO. After Michigan, I spent a year at Washington & Lee University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. I’ve recently published on early eighteenth-century British farce (Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research 25.1) and using simple data visualization tools to teach early modern literature (Journal of the Liberal Arts and Sciences 2009). My work on the eighteenth-century fashion for posture-masters (a.k.a. contortionists) has also just been accepted at JEMCS. Current project? I’m wavering–return to the ample…er…bosom of Mary Toft? Continue the posture-master project, in another direction? Or, launch a DH project I’ve been kicking around in my head–a curated database of primary sources useful for teaching the 18c British novel? If you have strong feelings about this, I will take your thoughts into consideration.
When I’m not in the classroom, or the office, I like to watch bad horror films, read things completely unacademic, cook, and explore DC. I have two cats, Mr. B— and Anna, who enjoy sleeping, eating, and sitting on papers as soon as I put a stack down. It’s like they have radar.
Contact me at thowe at marymount dot edu or find me on twitter @howet.