Kirstyn J. Leuner

Neukom Fellow

My research and teaching traverses 18th-19th century literature, romanticism, media history, women's literature, digital humanities, and bibliography. I am the project manager for the Stainforth Library of Women Writers, a digital humanities project that creates an electronic model of the largest private library of books by women authors collected in the 19th century, owned by Francis John Stainforth (1797-1866). My book project explores how  the 1822 invention of the diorama—a large-scale, theatrical painting exhibition that featured 3-D illusions and animation—inspired new forms of storytelling.

Personal Website
014 Sanborn
HB 6032
B.A., Davidson College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder

Selected publications

“Book and E-Text” and "Markup Languages." Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Eds. Lori Emerson, Ben Robertson, and Marie-Laure Ryan. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 2014. Print.

“‘The end of all the privacy and propriety’: Fanny’s Dressing Room in Mansfield Park.” Bodies and Things in Nineteenth Century Writing and Culture. Ed. Katharina Boehm. New York: Palgrave, 2012. 45–65. Print.

Works in progress

Works in Progress

“Rodolphe Töpffer’s Earliest Comic Strips and the Tools of the Picturesque: Lessons in the Art of Perception.” Rousseau, Switzerland, and Romanticism. Eds. Angela Esterhammer, Diane Piccitto, and Patrick Vincent. New York: Palgrave. Forthcoming 2015. Print.