Devin GriffithsAssistant Professor of English
Phone: (213) 740-2813
Office: THH 404
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. My work on this subject has appeared in ELH, Studies in English Literature, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and Book History. My first book, "The Age of Analogy: Science and Literature Between the Darwins,” forthcoming this fall from the Johns Hopkins University Press, examines how historical novels established a new relational understanding of history and furnished a new comparative method that helped to shape the disciplinary formations of both the life sciences and the humanities. My second book project, "The Radical Catalogue," explores the science of order that organized nineteenth-century print and natural history collections to test the relation between empire and modern information technologies.