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Department of English Language and Literature


Rachel Mann

Title: Instructor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: HOB 421
Rachel Mann


Ph.D. in Literature, University of South Carolina, 2019 
M.A. in Literature, San Francisco State University, 2012 
B.A. in Communication, University of North Dakota, 2006 

Courses (Undergraduate) 

SPCH 213 Communicating Moral Issues 
SPCH 145 Online Public Communication 
SAEL 200 Social Advocacy and Ethical Life 

Areas of Specialization 

Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century British Literature 
History of Science 
Digital Humanities 


   • Poems by a Lady, by Helen Craik. The Beinecke Manuscript. Edited by Rachel Mann and Patrick Scott. Forthcoming. 
   • “New Science, Distant Reading, and Distance as Intersubjectivity.” Hemispheres and Stratospheres: The Idea and Experience of Distance in the International Enlightenment, edited by Kevin Cope. Bucknell Univ. Press, 2021, 149-170. 
   • “Distant Reading the Body, 1640-1699.” Lead author with Michael Gavin. Review of English Studies, vol. 70, 2019, pp. 681-701. 
   • “Paid to Do but Not to Think: Re-evaluating the Role of Graduate Student Collaborators.” Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by M. K. Gold and Lauren Klein. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2019, 268-278. 
   • “Jane Barker, Manuscript Culture, and the Epistemology of the Microscope.” Eighteenth- Century Life, vol. 43, 2019, pp. 50-75. 
   • “Jane Welsh Carlyle’s Social Network and the Lexical Construction of ‘Home.’” Co-authored with Travis Mullen. Carlyle Studies Annual, vol. 31, 2015, pp. 145-158. 
   • The Collected Poems of Gavin Turnbull Online, edited by Patrick Scott, John Knox, and Rachel Mann. Center for Digital Humanities at USC (Summer 2015). 

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