Laura Mandell is Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
and Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), a Longman Cultural Edition of The Castle of Otranto and Man of Feeling, and numerous articles primarily about eighteenth-century women writers. Her article in New Literary History, “What Is the Matter? What Literary History Neither Hears Nor Sees,” describes how digital work can be used to conduct research into conceptions informing the writing and printing of eighteenth-century poetry. She is Project Director of the Poetess Archive, an online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900 ( http://poetessarchive.org
), Director of 18thConnect (http://www.18thConnect.org
), and Director of ARC (http://www.ar-c.org
), the Advanced Research Consortium overseeing NINES, 18thConnect, and MESA.