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Devin Griffiths

Assistant Professor of English

Contact Information
E-mail: devin.griffiths@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-2813
Office: THH 404

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Biographical Sketch

I grew up in Albuquerque and Houston, and attended college at UT-Austin before heading east to continue my studies at Rutgers and Penn. My research examines the intersection of intellectual history, scientific literature, and the digital humanities, with emphasis on nineteenth-century British literature and science. At the center of my research is the question of how literary form shapes our experience of time and natural systems.  I have essays in Studies in English Literature and English Literary History, and I am currently working on a mongraph that examines how the analogical imagination of historical novels and natural theology established a vocabulary commensurate to modern comparative sciences.

 

Education

Ph.D. Literatures in English, Rutgers University, 2010
M.A. Literatures in English, Rutgers University, 2006
B.A. English, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
B.S. Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
 

Postdoctoral Training

Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2012  
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Digital Pedagogy (Stipend Included)", North Atlantic Victorian Studies Association, Roundtable/Panel, Pasadena, CA, Getty Foundation, Case Western, USC, UCSB, Invited, 2013-2014   
"Deep City, Deep Time: Radical Geology in Romantic Edinburgh", International Conference on Romanticism, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University, Invited, 2012-2013   
 

Publications

Journal Article

Griffiths, D. S. (2013). The Comparative History of A Tale of Two Cities. ELH. Vol. 80 (3), pp. 811-838.
Griffiths, D. S. The Intuitions of Analogy in Erasmus Darwin's Poetics. Sel - Studies in English Literature Vol. 51. 2011 2011: 645-665. Print
Griffiths, D. S. Red Hot Fiction: Harnessing Maxwell's Demon in Victorian Literature. Endeavour Vol. 34. 2010 2010: 137-138. Print
Olsen, M. J., Stephens, D., Griffiths, D. S., Daugherty, P., Georgiou, G., Iverson, B. Function-based Isolation of Novel Enzymes from a Large Library. Nature Biotechnology Vol. 18. 10 2000: 1071. Print
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Digital Archive and Multimedia Installation, "The Peries Project" is an online edition of an early-nineteenth century manuscript by the Orientalist John Leyden, produced collaboratively as part of an undergraduate honors seminar led at the University of Pennsylvania. Url: http://periesproject.english.upenn.edu/PeriesProject/, Spring 2012   
 

Honors and Awards

USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, General Education Teaching Award, 2013-2014   
 

Service to the Profession

Conferences Organized

Program Committee Member, Panel Chair, North Atlantic Victorian Studies Association, Pasadena, CA, 2012-2013   
 
 
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