Kevin McMullen

About me

I am Kevin McMullen. And, in addition to being a Chicago White Sox fan and a collector of colorful socks, I am a Research Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). I received my PhD from UNL, and have worked on the staff of the Walt Whitman Archive since 2010. I now serve as the Archive‘s Project Manager and an Associate Editor, in addition to teaching courses on American literature.

I am also the editor and co-creator of Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger, an online project that seeks to make available for the first time the complete run of Fanny Fern’s newspaper columns for The New York Ledger. I also serve as the Project Manager of The Charles W. Chesnutt Archive and was the past president (and currently serve on the board) of the Digital Americanists society. My work has appeared in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Textual Cultures, and The Oxford Handbook of Walt Whitman, amongst other venues. My co-authored monograph (with Stephanie M. Blalock, Stefan Schöberlein, and Jason Stacy), Walt Whitman Between Leaves: Tracing Paths Untrodden—a detailed look at Whitman’s numerous ultimately unpursued career paths in the late 1850s—is under contract with Edinburgh University Press. My dissertation and ongoing personal research examines literary responses to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

I earned my MA in English from UNL in 2012, along with a graduate certificate in Digital Humanities, and hold a BA in both Journalism and English from the University of Iowa.

When I’m not permanently damaging my eyes in front of a screen in the name of digital preservation, I am most likely to be found chasing rabbits around my garden, playing Monopoly Junior with my family, or learning to speak Italian, molto lentamente.

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