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I am a PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia. My dissertation studies the 'Antiquarian Imagination' in seventeenth-century England, positing antiquarianism as a literary mode with a corresponding set of tropes, objects, commitments, and forms. Put differently: my dissertation spills the contents of the so-called 'antiquary's toolkit' onto the table for closer inspection.

I have taught courses on writing & rhetoric, travel literature, Shakespeare, and early English Literature (Anglo-Saxon to 18th century). This last semester, I taught a self-designed course on renaissance science and English literature. A syllabus is available here.

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SVL Antiquarian & Rare Books
Specializing in Antiquarianism, Curiosity, Bibliography & Book History since 2016.

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Studio Studiolo
Web design, development, and innovation for humanists.

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Rotunda Library Online
Rotunda Library Online (RLO, ‘arlo’) is a bibliographical database containing short-title entries for every book shelved in the University of Virginia's Rotunda Library from 1825 to 1830, its first half decade. As of March, 2018 metadata refinement and site development are ongoing.

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Biblioteca Genealogica: Sicilian Printing, 1704-1893.
This collection offers a representative sample of Sicilian printing and ephemera from the 18th and 19th centuries, a period in which my maternal ancestors lived in the Sicilian provinces of Palermo and Agrigento. The chronological limits of the collection, 1704 to 1893, reflect the years for which genealogical records (births, baptisms, and deaths) for the Militello and Marchese families survive: Gabriele Militello, my earliest documented ancestor, was born in Bivona in 1704; my great-grandfather, Pietro Marchese, was born in Pollina in 1893. These are the genetic bookends of my Sicilian family tree and the figurative bookends of this collection.

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