Updated: 20 December 2002

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Curriculum Vitae

Work: Department of English
3101 Susquehanna Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Office: 4109 Susquehanna
Office Phone: (301) 405-9650
Main English Office: (301) 405-3809
Fax: (301) 314-7539
Home: Address available upon request.

Phone: (301) 495-1095
Mobile: (301) 442-2416

Email: mk235@umail.umd.edu Web: http://www.glue.umd.edu/~mgk/



Teaching and Research Interests

  • Digital studies, cyberculture, and applied humanities computing
  • Visual studies and visual culture
  • Postmodernism and the twentieth-century avant garde
  • The book arts, textual studies, and William Blake
  • American literature and American studies
  • Public policy and the humanities

Major Projects

Grants Received


  • Guest Editor and Introduction, Computers and the Humanities 36.1 (2002), special issue on Image-Based Humanities Computing. Mary Keeler, Kevin Kiernan, Eric Lecolinet, Jerome McGann, Bethany Nowviskie, and Joseph Viscomi contributing. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Articles and Chapters:
  • "Interface, Aesthetics, and Usability." Forthcoming in the Blackwell Companion to Digital Humanities, eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth (2003).
  • "The Word as Image in an Age of Digital Reproduction: Lessons Learned from Humanities Computing." Forthcoming in Eloquent Images: Word and Image in the Age of New Media, eds. Mary E. Hocks and Michelle R. Kendricks, MIT Press, 2003.
  • "Editing the Interface: Textual Studies and First Generation Electronic Objects." TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies 14 (2002): 15-51.
  • "Hypertext." Unspun: Key Concepts for Understanding the World Wide Web. Ed. Thomas Swiss. New York: New York University Press, 2000. 120-37.
  • "Standards, Methods, and Objectives in the William Blake Archive." With Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi. The Wordsworth Circle [special Blake issue] 30.3 (Summer 1999): 135-144.
  • "Lucid Mapping: Information Landscaping and Three-Dimensional Writing Spaces." Leonardo 32.4 (August 1999): 261-8.
  • "`Through Light and the Alphabet': An Interview with Johanna Drucker." Postmodern Culture 7.3 (May 1997 [special hypertext issue]). (A text-only version for non-Project Muse subscribers is also available.) [Republished in Drucker's Figuring the Word: Essays on Books, Writing, and Visual Poetics. New York: Granary Books, 1998. 9 - 52.]
Shorter Articles, Review Essays, and Reviews: Multimedia: Freelance:
  • "The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities." ArtByte 2.3 (Sept.-Oct. 1999): 75 (approx. 500 words).
  • "Remediating Blake." ArtByte 2.2 (Summer 1999): 100-1 (approx. 1000 words).

Lectures, Conference Papers, and Presentations


  • Panelist, e(X)Literature: Archiving, Preserving and Disseminating Electronic Literature. University of California, Santa Barbara (April 2003).
  • "Text Messaging: Textual Criticism and Early Information Theory, 1946-1953." Society for Textual Scholarship, New York University (March 2003).
  • "Vector Futures: New Paradigms for Imag(in)ing the Humanities." Modern Language Association, New York, NY (December 2002).
  • "Doing What (Should) Come Naturally: Collaboration and Digital Scholarship." Modern Language Association, New York, NY (December 2002).
Invited MOO Appearances:

Teaching Experience

Related Work Experience

  • Project Manager, The William Blake Archive (Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi, eds.), Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, June 1997 to August 1999.
    • Collaborate with the Archive's editors and the Institute's staff on a daily basis to coordinate development of the project;
    • Oversee encoding and final parsing for all of the Archive's SGML, participate in DTD development and DynaWeb stylesheet programming;
    • Oversee digital imaging of Blake's illuminated books and artwork from first-generation transparencies and slides of the originals;
    • Data management for the Archive's (several thousand) electronic files;
    • Oversee upkeep and expansion of the Archive's public Web site and private testing site, prepare progress reports for funders and sponsors, assist with grant writing and development, handle general correspondence.
  • Programmer/Analyst, Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library, May 1995 to May 1997.
    • User support and project consulting for a broad-based humanities community;
    • TEI-conformant SGML encoding, archival-quality electronic text and image preparation in a UNIX environment;
    • Extensive content-oriented World-Wide Web site design and development [an example], and VRML authoring.
  • World-Wide Web site design and development, Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), Summer 1995.
  • Technologies Research Assistant, American Studies @ The University of Virginia, Summer 1994.

Selected Academic Web Projects

Academic Service and Activities

Editorial and Advisory Boards:

Committee Work:

Fellowships and Honors Received

  • Student Award for Book Collecting, Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1998.
  • Stovall Dissertation Fellowship, University of Virginia, Fall 1997.
  • Nominated, Seven Society Graduate Teaching Award, University of Virginia, Spring 1997.
  • Clifton Waller Barrett and DuPont Fellow, University of Virginia, 1992-94.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, State University of New York at Albany, 1991.




Current Projects


  • Available upon request.