Project Team | Acknowledgments

Project Team

Python/Flask Coding, Project Coordinator

Lisa is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Utah. She is the author of Animal, Vegetable, Digital (U of Alabama Press), a Co-Editor of Science Fiction Studies, and a Co-Editor of the electronic book review. Her research considers connections among science fiction, natural history, and media theory. Before joining the English Department at the U, she was an Assistant Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University, a postdoctoral research fellow at Umeå University’s HUMlab in northern Sweden, and the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in the Digital Humanities in the English Department at Brandeis University.

Analysis, Coding

Yvette is a PhD candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Utah. Her areas of interest include Modernism, Victorian literature, poetry, aesthetic innovation, cultural identity formations, and literary explorations of science, technology, and the body. She’s currently working on a dissertation tentatively titled “Converting Measures: Modern Poetics and Bodily Formations,” which examines the poetics of William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Mina Loy, Langston Hughes, and others. This project considers how their negotiations of metered (measured) poetic form can enact or subvert nature-culture binaries that are historicized by contemporaneous scientific discourses. The goal is to understand how these poets imaginatively re-appropriate the notion of measurement to combat its more dehumanizing effects. Yvette has also presented at several conferences, sharing her work on authors as various as Larry Eigner, James Joyce, Robert Browning, and Anne Brontë.

Analysis, Coding

Max Schleicher is a PhD student in English, where he studies poetry and creative writing. He is interested in the places where the digital and poetic intersect. His creative writing explores how digitality enters post-industrial landscapes of the “Rust Belt” Midwest, while his scholarship uses computational analysis to study contemporary poetry. In Fall 2020, he won a fellowship from the Digital Matters Institute, where he used 9,000 poetry blurbs to model shifts in contemporary poetry discourse. His own poetry has appeared in Zocalo Public Square, the Manchester Review, Mid-American Review, and other places.


Scott is a creative developer who designs and builds websites as well as projects in other media. More by Scott Svatos.

Gratitude & Acknowledgements

This project was generously funded through a Collections Engagement Grant (CEG) at the University of Utah. Supported by the Mellon Foundation, the CEG aims to highlight connections and intersections among the holdings of the Marriott Library and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.