Craig Carey

Assistant Professor of English, Director of Undergraduate Studies



Craig Carey specializes in 19th century American literature and media history, with broader interests in book history, media theory, the history of writing and technology, and the digital humanities. Drawing on a range of archival sources, his work explores the past and present influence of technology on our understanding of culture, literature, and interpretation. He is currently writing a book that explores the intersection of technology, realism, and authorship in the lives and writing of Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Theodore Dreiser. Informed by recent developments in media theory, the book explores realist authors through an archival focus on the elementary techniques, skills, and practices that condition literary production. His recent scholarship has appeared in journals such as American Literature, American Periodicals, American Literary Realism, and The Hemingway Review. As a teacher, his interests also include new media and digital humanities, specifically as they relate to his advocacy for digital pedagogy and digital literacy. He is also co-coordinator of the College of Arts and Letters’ Digital Archives Research Group.


Recent Publications

“Gilman’s Paperwork: Authorship, Accounting, and Archival Memory.” American Literary History 29.2 (Summer 2017): 307-330.


“Breaking the News: Telegraphy and Yellow Journalism in the Spanish-American War.” American Periodicals 26.2 (2016): 130-148.


“<A> and <B>: Marks, Maps, Media, and the Materiality of Ambrose Bierce’s Style.” American Literature 85.4 (2013): 629-660.


‘“Reading Connectedly’: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Index, and Her Librarian-Father.” American Literary Realism 45.3 (2013): 210-228.


“Mr. Wilson’s War: Peace, Neutrality, and Entangling Alliances in Hemingway’s In Our Time." The Hemingway Review 31.2 (2012): 6-26.