Assistant Professor, British Literature
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Office: 541-737-1061

Credentials: 
M.A. and Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.Phil., Oxford University
B.A., Lawrence University
Office Hours: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3.00 - 4.00pm, in Moreland 302. Other times by appointment.

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At OSU
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Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
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Megan Ward teaches and researches in the fields of Victorian literature and culture and digital humanities, with interests in narrative theory, material culture, the history of technology, and class and gender studies. Her current book project, Human Reproductions: Victorian Realist Character and Artificial Intelligence (The Ohio State University Press, forthcoming), argues that early artificial intelligencei gives us a theory of seeming human useful for re-interpreting realist character in the nineteenth-century novel. Her essays on realism and technology have appeared in Studies in English Literature 1500-1900Configurations, and Victorian Periodicals Review. She is also Associate Director of Livingstone Online, an open-access digital archive of the Victorian explorer David Livingstone, which is currently funded by two NEH grants. Ward has particular interests in the materiality of digital objects and in Livingstone’s diaries as a form of data curation. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, and B.A. from Lawrence University.

My Publications

2015

Web Article

Ward, Megan. Cybernetic Domesticity. In Praise of Flatness. 2015. Print. In Praise Of Flatness.