Associate Professor, MA Director
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Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 302

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
M.A. and Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.Phil., Oxford University
B.A., Lawrence University
Office Hours: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 - 11 am, as well as 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 the digital humanities, with interests in narrative theory, the history of the novel, material culture, the history of technology. Her first book, Seeming Human: Victorian Realist Character and Artificial Intelligence (The Ohio State University Press, 2018), argues that early artificial intelligence gives us a theory of verisimilitude that helps us re-evaluate the realism of Victorian fictional characters. Her current book project explores Victorian collecting practices to analyze current archival research methods and the creation of digital collections. She is also Co-Director of Livingstone Online, an NEH-funded digital archive of the Victorian explorer David Livingstone, and has published writing on the Victorian antecedents of contemporary culture for general audiences in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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