Michigan State University
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Department of English
Laura McGrath
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Email: mcgrat85@msu.edu


M.A. in Higher Education, Taylor University
B.A. Taylor University

Laura B. McGrath's primary research interests include literary modernism, contemporary fiction, and digital humanities. Additional interests include film and media theory, book history, and new media. Her dissertation, Modernish: Modernism and Literary Distinction in the 21st Century, uses traditional, ethnographic, and digital methods to explore modernism's symbolic capital in the field of contemporary publishing. She is the recipient of the Provost?s Pre-Professional Award and a Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Symbolism and Books and Culture.

In 2014-2015, Laura was the Project Manager and Graduate Lead of the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition lab (DHLC), where she co-wrote and won an ACLS Digital Innovations Fellowship with Professor Natalie Phillips. In addition, she is a 2015-2016 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellow. She is currently at work on a digital corpus study on the Armed Services Editions, a collection of ~1,500 novels repurposed for American soldiers during WWII, in order to analyze the politics of literary form.


Michigan State University:
ENG153: Introduction to Women Authors
ENG210: Introduction to Literary Studies [Online]
ENG230: Introduction to Film Studies
IAH221: The Artistic Process
IAH207: Scottish Identity in Literature and Film

Calvin College:
ENG101: Written Rhetoric (First Year Composition)