whitney dot trettien at duke dot edu, www.whitneyannetrettien.com
History of the book and printing; digital humanities; early modern literature and material culture; women's writing; creative criticism; e-literature; methods in media archaeology; periods of media in transition.
Dissertation: "Cut/Copy/Paste: Reading the Little Gidding Harmonies"
Masters thesis: "Computers, Cut-ups and Combinatory Volvelles: An Archaeology of Text-Generating Mechanisms"; Supervisor: William Uricchio; Committee: Ed Barrett, Kurt Fendt, Chris Funkhouser
Philosophy Honors thesis: "The Seduction of the Self: Mirroring in Kierkegaard's The Seducer's Diary"; Supervisor: Karen Hoffman; Committee: Stephen Wilson, David Hein
English Honors thesis: "'The sound of the printed letter': Orthography, Orthoepy and English Dictionaries in Print Culture"; Supervisor: Martin Foys; Committee: Mark Sandona, Karen Hoffman
"A Deep History of Electronic Textuality: The Case of English Reprints Jhon Milton Areopagitica." Digital Humanities Quarterly, special issue on "Digital Humanities and the Literary," edited by Jessica Pressman, Lisa Swanstrom (scheduled for Fall 2012).
"Plant → Animal → Book: Magnifying a Microhistory of Media Circuits in Nehemiah Grew's The Anatomy of Plants (1682)." postmedieval 3.2 (Spring 2012). This essay is published in print and as a (significantly different) digital essay.
"Narrative Multiplicities and Pack Media: Re-reading the Reader into Dracula." Hyperrhiz.08: New Media Cultures Spring 2011.
"Vanishing Transliteracies in Beowulf and Samuel Pepys's Diary," co-written with Martin Foys. Textual Culture, Cultural Texts, 1000-2010. Ed. by Orietta Da Rold and Elaine Treharne. Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, 2010.
"Computers, Cut-ups and Combinatory Volvelles," Electronic Book Review (electro-poetics thread). Published 5 June 2010.
"Review: Autobiography in Early Modern England, by Adam Smyth." Seventeenth-Century News (Spring 2012).
"The Interconnecting Machine: A Conversation about the Currency of Technology," co-authored with John Pyper. The California Printmaker (2011).
"Disciplining Digital Humanities, 2010: A Review of Shakespeare's Staging, XMAS, Shakespeare Performance in Asia, Shakespeare Quartos Archive and Bardbox." Shakespeare Quarterly 61.3 (Fall 2010).
"Review: Shakespeare Quartos Archive." SHARP News. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (Spring 2011).
"Un coup de dés Jamais N'Abolira Le Hasard, by Stéphane Mallarmé" and "Fünffacher Denckring der Teutschen Sprache, by Georg Philipp Harsdörffer (1651)," Electronic Literature Directory, "e-lit antecedents" section. Published 2 July 2010.
"HyperStudio Develops Resources for Exploring History and Historiography." In Media Res (Spring 2008): 19.
"'010000010010000001010101011011100110100101110110011001010111001001110011011000010110110000100000010000110110100001100001011100100110000101100011011101000110010101110010', by Lillian Virginia Mountweazel." A Brief History of Autho-Terrorism. Chicago, IL: ANTIBOOKCLUB, 2011.
"Speaking of Rivers." Co-written with J. Peter Moore. SpringGun Press 3 (October 2010).
"Alphabet of Stars." SpringGun Press 3 (October 2010).
Cost of Freedom: The Anthology of Peace and Activism. Co-edited with Michael Annis, Mike Palecek. Denver, CO: Howling Dog Press, 2007.
"Areopagitica Archaeology: Print-on-Demand Milton"
"Media Archaeology," with Adam Rottinghaus
"The Book Rebels: Flap Anatomies, Fore-edge Paintings, and Other Acts of Digital Resistance"
"Mapping Paper Bodies: The Technology of Early Modern Anatomy Flapbooks"
"So that a Plant is, as it were, an Animal in Quires”: Nehemiah Grew's Biblio-botany"
"Storming Scholarly Publishing" (with Ken Wissoker)
"Hidden in Gilt: Fore-edge Paintings and Restoration-era Reading"
"Emergent Time" software demonstration, with Christopher York
"'Earth like a changing-wheel': Seventeenth-century Digital Poetry"
"'The sound of the printed Letter': Orthography, Orthoepy and English Dictionaries in Print Culture"
"The Seduction of the Self: Mirroring in Kierkegaard's The Seducer's Diary"
"Kant's Invention of Autonomy: Misconstruing Evil and the Individual"
"On Being a Farang: Linguistic Post-Colonialism in Bangkok"
"Chaunticleer so free / Soon murier than the mermayde in the see: The Sign of Melodye in the 'Nun's Priest's Tale'"
Worked with the extensive library of books at Elsewhere, an artist's collaboratory and "living museum." Produced the piece Stump Speech, a tree-stump sculpture made of books that answers questions (using text from the books out of which it is made) via SMS.
Researched applications for reading and writing using the iPad and aided with compiling a bibliography for this grant-funded study on the impact of tablet computing on academic reading/writing.
Responsible for gathering, sorting and archiving research on digital poems
Contributed to the Art of Probability Project (Shankar Raman, MIT) and Comdie-Franaise Registers Project (Jeff Ravel, MIT)
Responsible for various outreach activities, including helping to organize HyperStudio's humanities+DIGITAL Workshop (November 2008) and blogging
Responsible for translating Old English and Latin source texts, then tagging them to a digital edition of the Cotton Map, a little-studied Anglo-Saxon mappamundi, using XML
Co-convener, Semaphore: A Student-led Working Group on Media and Technology, a consortium funded by a Kenan-Biddle Grant
Video and web help for "Animated Anatomies: The Human Body in Anatomical Texts from 16th to the 21st Century," an exhibit at the Perkins Library, Duke University (Spring 2011)
Host, "Doing Media History: Archives, Ages and the Accretion of the Past," a HASTAC Scholars discussion forum
Member, MLA (Modern Language Association); member, ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations); member, ACLA (American Comparative Literature ASsociation)