MLA 2019: Bookish Transactions

I’m excited to be presenting some of my ongoing work on literary agency at MLA 2019 this January, on a roundtable with some of my favorite thinkers. Our panel, Bookish Transactions, has been included in the Presidential Theme, “Textual Transactions.” We’ll be thinking about digital publication from a variety of vantage points, including media studies, computational analysis,…


On May 5, 2018, I successfully defended my dissertation, Middlemen: Making Literature in the Age of Multimedia Conglomerates. Yours, Laura McGrath, Ph.D.

Joining the Literary Lab!

Some exciting news! I’m happy to announce that I’ve accepted a postdoc at Stanford University! Starting July 2018, I’ll be Associate Director of the Literary Lab!  I’ll also be working as a postdoc in CESTA (Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis) and the Department of English. I’m thrilled to be joining such an inspiring group of…