Dr. J. Matthew Huculak
Department of English
University of Victoria
PO Box 3070, STN CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 3W1, CANADA
- Ph.D. The University of Tulsa, 2009
- M.A. McGill University, 2002
- A.B. University of California at Davis, 1997
- 2013- Assistant Professor (Limited Term ), The University of Victoria
- 2012- Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Victoria
- 2010-11 Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University
- 2009 Adjunct Professor, The University of Tulsa
HONOURS, AWARDS, GRANTS
- 2014 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Funded Participant: Modernism and/as Media Workshop, The University of Alberta
- 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory & The University of Victoria Special Collections
- 2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Victoria Special Collections & The Modernist Versions Project
- 2013 Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship
- 2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant ($200,000.00)
- 2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Modernist Versions Project
- 2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Editing Modernism in Canada
- 2009 Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Tulsa
- 2008 Bellwether Dissertation Fellowship, The University of Tulsa
- 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of Tulsa
- 2005 Chapman Graduate Scholar Presentation Award, The University of Tulsa
- 2004 Phi Kappa Phi
- 2004 Distinguished Ph.D. Award, The University of Tulsa
- 2001 International Student Bursary, McGill University
- 1997 Bursary to attend the W. B. Yeats International Summer School
Refereed Chapters and Articles
- “Ford Madox Ford, Editor.” Ashgate Research Companion to Ford Madox Ford. Eds. Seaumus O’Malley, Sara Haslam, Laura Columbino. Forthcoming.
- Huculak, J. Matthew and Leonard Diepeveen. “Ezra Pound and Difficulty.” Approaches to Teaching Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose. Eds. Demetres Tryphonopoulos and Ira Nadel. Modern Language Association. (2014).
- “The London Mercury and the Other Moderns.” The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Volume 1: Britain and Ireland 1880-1945. Eds. Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 240-259. Print.
- “Meddling Middlebrows: Virginia Woolf and the London Mercury.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 76.1 (2009): 16-18. Print.
- “Song from San Francisco: Space, Time and Character in Eudora Welty’s ‘Music from Spain.’” Mississippi Quarterly 59.2 (2006): 313-328. Print.
- “The Boundaries of the Literary Archive: Reclamation and Representation.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History. 43.3 (2014). Print
- “Ford Madox Ford, Modernist Magazines and Editing.” Media History. 17.3 (2011): 326-328). Print.
- “Austin Harrison and the English Review.” Modernism/modernity. 16.4 (2009): 821-823. Print.
- “Charles Bruce.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, 2013.
- “Barney Simon.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, 2013.
- “Carl Zuckmayer.” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, 2013.
- “Richard Harding Davis.” The Modernist Journals Project, 2008.
“A Survey of Current Collation Tools for The Modernist Versions Project,” Whitepaper, 2013. (59 pages)
“Integrated Digital Humanities Environments: A Commonwealth of Modernist Studies.” Web log post. 14 Sep. 2011. Web. 20 Sep. 2011. http://editingmodernism.ca/2011/09/commonwealth-of-modernist-studies
“What the Digital Humanities Needs to Learn from Turbotax.” Web log post. Editing Modernism in Canada. 21 Apr. 2011. Web. 21 Jun. 2011.http://editingmodernism.ca/2011/04/what-the-digital-humanities-needs-to-learn-from-turbotax
“In Search of a Digital Humanities Repository.” Web log post. Editing Modernism in Canada. 20 Jan. 2011. Web. 20 Jan. 2011. http://editingmodernism.ca/2011/01/in-search-of-a-digital-humanities-repository
Work in Progress
The Book Wars: The Net Book Agreement and Literary Trade in the Twentieth Century.
It is not often we get to speak of literary production and consumption in terms of a battle, or even a war for that matter. But this is indeed a story of spies, intrigue, and subterfuge that ended with Britain’s most esteemed periodical, The Times of London, being bought out by an enemy who would rule the British periodical press for decades: Lord Northcliffe. It was a war that solidified the Net Book Agreement, the binding treaty that would rule the 20th-century book trade. It was a war stirred by issues similar to what we see in publishing today: copyright, access, author’s rights and publisher’s needs. The rapidly changing print market, increasingly supported by advertising, provided a new model on which literature could be consumed. It forced a nation to reconsider: is a book a commodity to be bought and sold in an open market?
Modernist Papers: Materiality and Modernity, 1900-1939
In 1908, the year Ford Madox Ford started modernism’s first little magazine, The English Review, Lord Northcliffe, Britain’s leading newspaper proprietor, opened a pulp mill in Newfoundland to feed the paper factories that provided reading material to millions. Modernist Papers examines the material and market realities of paper production in Great Britain, as well as how paper is imagined in the work of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and H. G. Wells.
“‘Not a Drug, But a Live American Remedy!’: H. G. Wells’ Tono-Bungay, The Book War, and the Founding of the English Review.”
- 2013- Media Consultant, The Modernist Studies Association
- 2012- Co-Founder & Board Member, The Modernist Versions Project
- 2010- Board Member, Modernist Networks
- 2008- Board Member and Webmaster, Modernist Studies Association
- 2006-07 Editorial Assistant, James Joyce Quarterly
- 2004-07 Project Manager, Modernist Journals Project
TEACHING AND SUPERVISION
Undergraduate Courses Taught (in alphabetical order)
- Academic Reading & Writing
- Advanced Exposition and Argumentation
- Book History: Manuscript to Magazine
- British Fiction After 1945
- (The) British Novel: 1900-1945
- Exposition and Argumentation
- Introduction to Cultural Studies
- James Joyce’s Ulysses
- Literary Modernism, Magazines, and Digital Humanities
- Major American Writers II: Americans in Paris
- Major British Writers II: 1800-1945
- Modernism and Obscenity
- Writing for the Professions
Kaarina Mikalson, “Le Nigog Project,” Dalhousie University, 2010-2012
Graduate Student Supervision
- Third Reader, Masters Thesis. “Ornament for Serious Purpose: Mina Loy and Gaudy Consumer Culture.” Submitted by Dancy Mason. Dalhousie University, 2011
- Director, Emily Ballantyne and Katherine Shwetz, “Le Nigog Project.” Dalhousie University, 2010-2011
Digital Humanities Courses Taught
- “JuxtaCommons and Collation.” Modernist Studies Association, Brighton, UK
- “Versioning & Collation in the Digital Environment” (with Hans Walter Gabler). Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), The University of Victoria, British Columbia
- “Versioning Modernist Texts with Juxta.” The University of Victoria Maker Lab Workshop. Victoria, British Columbia
- “Using Digital Humanities Tools: Visualizing Modernism.” Modernist Studies Association, Fourteenth Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada http://matthuculak.com/msa
- “The Digital Edition.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), The University of Victoria, British Columbia
- “The Digital Commons.” Modlabs Workshop at Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut http://editingmodernism.ca/events/modlab/
Modernist Versions Project. http://modernistversions.org (2012- )
Founding Co-Director. Production of critical digital editions of modernist texts existing in multiple witnesses. Personally digitizing and collating James Joyce’s Ulysses. Partnered with NINES, EMiC, Islandora, and ETCL for $2 million dollars in support. Grant funded by SSHRC.
New Art in The New Age. http://newage.omeka.net/exhibits/show/newage (2013)
An Omeka exhibition featuring illustrations and text from The New Age: A Weekly Review of Politics Literature and Art that explores the debates surrounding “modernism” and “new” art around 1910. The digital project was developed for the T. E. Hulme symposium at Wolfson College, Oxford University, 2013.
Ulysses Versioned. http://web.uvic.ca/~mvp1922/ulysses-versioned (2012- )
Creating critical edition of Joyce’s Ulysses. Encoding the 1922 Shakespeare & Co. and periodical witnesses. Available at mvp.uvic.ca
Modernist Commons. http://modernistcommons.ca/ (2010-2012)
Collaborated in developing an integrated online digital tool to ingest, edit, and display critical editions for scholarly publication. Worked with programmers, developers, and private business to create platform.
Modernist Journals Project. http://modjourn.org (2004-2008)
Worked as project manager in the digitization of over ten modernist little magazines. This process included: scanning and photography, image manipulation, text-encoding (TEI & MODS), and PDF creation.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
- 2014: Co-Curator, “From Paris to Victoria: The James Joyce Photographs of Gisèle Freund.” Special Collections & Archives, The University of Victoria Libraries.
- 2013: Communications Committee, Department of English, University of Victoria
- 2012: Conference Organizer, “Exile’s Return.” An EMiC Colloquium at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
- 2006-08: University of Tulsa Writing Program Portfolio Group Leader
- 2006: Periodical Library Indexer, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa
- 2004: University of Tulsa Writing Program Portfolio Group Leader
- 2005: Curator, Mind the Gap: Modern vs. Contemporary Art in “The New Age,” 1910-1914. De Montfort University, The University of Tulsa, Grinnell College, Brown University
- 2004: Director, First-Year Essay Contest, The University of Tulsa
- 2003: Tutor, The University of Tulsa Writing Center
- 2002: President, English Graduate Student Association, McGill University
- 2002: Organizing Committee, Eighth Annual McGill University Graduate Student Symposium on Language and Literature
- 2001: Professional Development Committee, English Graduate Student Association, McGill University
- 2014 ““Reading Forensically: Modernist Paper, Media, and Trans-Atlantic Materiality.” Modernism and/as Media Workshop. University of Alberta, Edmonton.
- 2014 “Building a Digital Edition in the Classroom Using WordPress.” Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.
- 2014 “Digital Humanities in the English Department.” Wilkes University, Pennsylvania.
- 2013 “Archiving Failure in the University Library: Digital Scholarship and the Preservation of Speculative Projects.” NYU, New York.
- 2013 “Using Omeka to create Online exhibitions.” Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory’s Nuts & Bolts Series, University of Victoria, British Columbia.
- 2013 “Pirates and Para.txts: Samuel Roth and the Versioned Ulysses.” North American James Joyce Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.
- 2013 “Bloom’s Movements: The Serial Ulysses.” Modernist Studies Association, Brighton, UK.
- 2012 “Making Spectacles of Ourselves: Modernism and Social Media.” The Modernist Studies Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- 2012 Seminar Leader, “Using Digital Humanities Tools/Visualizing Modernism.” Modernist Studies Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- 2012 “Textual Performance in Ulysses: Versioning Print Processes.” Electronic Textual Cultures’ Lab Brown Bag Lecture Series. Victoria, British Columbia.
- 2011 “The Problem of Data in ‘Comprehensive’ Repositories: The Modernist Periodicals Database.” Modernist Studies Association, Thirteenth Annual Conference, Buffalo, New York.
- 2011 “Stab Him Dead!: The Middlebrow Virginia Woolf and J. C. Squire in The London Mercury.” The Space Between Conference, Montréal, Québec.
- 2011 “The Metropole in Montréal: Le Nigog and Avant-garde Periodical Production in Québec.” The Association of Canadian and Québec Literatures Annual Conference. Fredericton, New Brunswick.
- 2010 “Modernist Digital Networks: An Infrastructure for Digitizing Modernist Print Culture.”Modernist Studies Association Twelfth Annual Conference. Victoria, British Columbia.
- 2010 “Technologies and Collaboration II.” Conference on Editorial Problems. Toronto, Ontario.
- 2009 “The Paradoxical Little Magazine: Mapping Modernist Conservatisms.” Modernist Studies Association Eleventh Annual Conference. Montréal, Québec.
- 2008 “Marketing Global Media: The Periodical and Transatlantic Literary Commerce.” Modernist Studies Association Tenth Annual Conference. Nashville, Tennessee.
- 2007 “Polluting the English Pool: The Anxieties of Magazine Production in The English Review.” Modernist Studies Association Ninth Annual Conference. Long Beach, California.
- 2007 “The London Mercury and the Other Moderns.” Modernist Magazines Conference, “The Modernist Atlantic.” De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
- 2006 “New Art for the New Age: Contemporary vs. Modern Art, 1910-1914. Modernist Studies Association Eighth Annual Conference. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- 2005 “Song from San Francisco: Eudora Welty’s ‘Music from Spain.’” University of Tulsa Eighth Annual Research Colloquium. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- 2004 “Under the Arcades: Walter Benjamin and George Orwell as Social Archaeologists of the Modernist City.” Seminar on “Modernism and Junk.” Modernist Studies Association Seventh Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.
- 2002 “The Journey and the Genre: Travel Writing.” Fifth Annual McGill University Graduate Student Symposium on Language and Literature. Montréal, Québec.
2013 “University of Victoria’s rare find celebrates James Joyce.” By Amy Smart, The Times Colonist, Victoria, BC. June 16. Featured article on my work and rediscovery of a rare journal in the University of Victoria’s Special Collections. http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/university-of-victoria-s-rare-find-celebrates-james-joyce-1.322993
- 2013 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): “RDF and Linked Open Data.”
- 2012 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): “Large Project Management: Planning, Funding, Tools.” Taught by Lynne Siemens.
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
- The Middlebrow Network
- The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
- The Space Between Society
Fluent in French. Diplôme, Niveau II. Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseille
available upon request