Dr. Kirstyn J. Leuner, Assistant Professor, specializes in British literature of the long eighteenth-century, Digital Humanities (DH), women’s writing, and Romanticism. She is Director of The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing and at work on a related interdisciplinary monograph. Both projects combine literary and cultural history, feminist theory, DH, and book history methodologies to recover and study Francis Stainforth's 19th-century private library that contained approximately 8,800 volumes of writing produced by women. Additionally, Dr. Leuner has published essays on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, Rodolphe Töpffer’s earliest comic strips, markup languages, and book history. She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Colorado Boulder and, following this, was Postdoctoral Fellow in the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College.
Her research and teaching interests include 18th-century literature and culture, Digital Humanities, bibliography, book and library history, women writers, feminist theory, the Romantic period, early 19th-century visual culture, media archaeology, histories of 3-D representation, the gothic, the novel, and pedagogy.