Creator Biographies

Michelle Levy is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. Her main research interests include book history, women’s literary history, and digital humanities. Her first book, Family Authorship and Romantic Print Culture, examines a series of literary families who wrote and published together during the period. She co-edited (with Anne Mellor) an edition of Lucy Aikin’s Epistles on Women and other Works (Broadview, 2011) and the Broadview Reader in Book History (with Tom Mole) (Broadview, 2014). She has published articles on Jane Austen, Anna Barbauld, Mary Shelley, and Dorothy Wordsworth, and is currently completing a book investigating the social practices of literary manuscript circulation in Romantic period. She has recently published a series of articles on the digital humanities, including “Teaching Jane Austen’s (Digitized) Manuscripts.”

Ashley Morford is a PhD student in English, Book History & Print Culture, and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U of T, she attended Simon Fraser University, where she completed a BA (with distinction) in English & First Nations Studies and a SSHRC-funded MA in English. Her current research focuses on the image of the Creature through various editions of Frankenstein, including the Draft manuscripts, the 1818 text, and the 1831 text. She is particularly interested in the ways that Percy Shelley’s edits to the Draft manuscripts influenced and changed the original conception of the Creature. Research Interests: 19th-century British literature, Indigenous studies & decolonizing methodologies, postcolonial theory, book history, gender & sexuality studies, performance studies

Lindsey Seatter is a doctoral student in the department of English at the University of Victoria. Studying the British Romantic period, Lindsey’s research focuses on female writers and in the past she has conducted detailed studies on works by Anna Barbauld, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. Lindsey completed her Master’s degree at the Simon Fraser University, where she developed an open-access, critical, digital anthology of short Romantic works by female writers with the aim of assisting undergraduate students in literary studies. Lindsey’s doctoral research is focused on exploring the patterns across Austen’s print and manuscript novels through distant and digital techniques. Lindsey’s research specifically interrogates the evolution of Austen’s narrative style and how these changes reflect the shifting social structures of Regency-era Britain.

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