- Digital Humanities
- Eighteenth-Century Literature
- British Romanticism
- Digital Editions
- Feminist Theory
- Book History
- Women Poets of the long 18th-century
- Digital Research Methods
Honors and Awards:
- Fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Residential Research Group, “The Limits of the Numerical: Metrics and the Humanities in Higher Education,” 2018.
- Presidential Impact Fellow, 2017-2020. Texas A&M University.
- “OCR’ing Early Modern Text,” with Richard Furuta and Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Mellon Foundation Grant for $734,000 awarded September 26, 2012 for 2012-2014.
- NINES Fellow, University of Virginia, March 2010.
- CELT Teaching Excellence Award, Miami University, Fall 2002.
- CORST (The Committee on Research and Special Training, a subcommittee of the American Psychoanalytic Society) Paper Prize, awarded December, 1999, for “Melancholia’s Cure, or Resurrection by Poetry.”
Mandell, Laura. Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
Breaking the Book is a manifesto on the cognitive consequences and emotional effects of human interactions with physical books that reveals why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to ‘digital’ humanities. *Explores the reasons why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to ‘digital humanities’ *Reveals facets of book history, offering it as an example of how different media shape our modes of thinking and feeling *Gathers together the most important book history and literary criticism concerning the hundred years leading up to the early 19th-century emergence of mass print culture