CV - Brandon Walsh



    • Head of Graduate Programs, Scholars’ Lab
      University of Virginia Library, May 2017-present
    • Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
      Washington and Lee University Library, November 2015-May 2017


    • Ph.D. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (November 2015)
      Focus: Modernism, Sound Studies, Digital Humanities
      Title: “AudioTextual: Modernism, Sound Recordings, and Networks of Reception”
    • M.A. in English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2011)
    • B.A. (with Distinction), University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2009)

Selected Awards

    • Raven Fellowship to develop Python web application to analyze sound recordings of poetry, Raven Society, Raven Society, UVA, 2015
    • Yalden-Thomson Summer Grant to develop Python web application to analyze sound recordings of poetry, Society of Fellows, UVA, 2015
    • Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities, Scholars’ Lab, UVA, 2015-16
    • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, UVA, 2015
    • First Place at UVA’s Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition for presentation on “Hearing Silent Woolf”
    • Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, UVA, 2014-2015
    • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Fellowship Award; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, UVA, 2013
    • Praxis Program Fellowship, Scholars’ Lab, UVA, 2012-2013
    • Summer Graduate Research and Travel Grant, UVA, annually, 2010-present

Peer Review Publications

Other Publications

Selected Conferences and Presentations

    • “Remixing the Sound Archive: Cut-Up Poetry Records,” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, MD, March 2017.
    • Keynote, “Planning a DH Project When You Feel like an Imposter”, and invited workshop leader, “Introduction to Text Analysis with Twitter”, Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Conference, Lexington, VA, January 2017.
    • “Planning to Share: Open Educational Resources for Small Liberal Arts Colleges,” workshop co-leader with Mackenzie Brooks, Digital Library Federation Small Liberal Arts College Pre-conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 2016.
    • “Student Writing as Digital Humanities Method,” with Mackenzie Brooks, Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, October 2016
    • “Reading Speech: Virginia Woolf, Machine Learning, and the Quotation Mark”, HASTAC, Phoeniz, AZ, May 2016
    • “The Sound of Modernism Today: Distant Reading Audiobook Culture”, American Comparative Literature Association, Boston, MA, March 2016
    • Invited talk, “Project Managing from the Outside In,” opening remarks for Digital Scholarship Retreat, Universiy of Michigan, March 2015
    • “The Devil in the Recording: Deformative Listening and Poetry,” MLA, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015
    • “Collation and Writing Pedagogy with Juxta Commons and Google Docs,” MLA, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2015
    • Invited guest lectures on digital humanities software development and project management with Sarah Storti, presentations entitled “Design Instincts” and “Do you want to build a project?,” Washington & Lee University, April 2014, May 2015
    • Invited guest lecture on project management, NINES, and Prism, Joanna Swafford’s DHM 293 course on “Digital Tools: Sherlock Holmes’s London,” SUNY New Paltz, November 2014
    • Invited talk, “Praxis, or the Life Unknown,” Coalition for Networked Information workshop on “Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice,” St. Louis, MO, April 2014
    • “Joyce, LibriVox, and the Recording Coterie,” “Mass versus Coterie: The Audiobook” panel, MLA, Chicago, IL, January 2014
    • Guest lecture on the role of the Project Manager, Mark Kamrath’s ENG6806 course on “Digital Editing and Databases,” University of Central Florida, November 2013
    • “Ulysses: ‘Noise in the Street,’ Sound of the Self,” XIII International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, June 2012
    • “The Waste Land’s Onomatopoetics,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2012
    • “Curating Coltrane: Kurt Elling’s Vocalese ‘Resolution,’” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Joint Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011


Washington and Lee University
    • DH 394/ENGL 394 Hacking the Book
      (Instructor, 1 section; Projected Spring 2016)
    • WRIT 100 Writing in the Age of Digital Surveillance
      (Instructor, 1 section; Projected Winter 2016)
    • HIST 211 Scandal, Crime, and Spectacle in the 19th Century
      (Co-Instructor with Sarah Horowitz, 1 section; Fall 2016; course fulfills DH credit)
    • Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellows Program
      (Co-administrator with Mackenzie Brooks, 2 cohorts; Fall 2015-present)
University of Virginia
    • ENWR 1510 Accelerated Academic Writing, “The Musical: Then and Now”
      (Instructor, 2 sections; Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
    • IHGC 3550 How to Survive an Apocalypse
      (Co-Instructor with Elizabeth Fox, 1 section; Spring 2015)
    • IHGC 3559 American Youth and Film
      (Co-Instructor with Elizabeth Fox, 1 section; Spring 2014)
    • ENGL 3820 History of Literature in English II
      (Head Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Spring 2014)
    • ENGL 3830 History of Literature in English III
      (Head Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Fall 2011)
    • ENWR 3800 Academic and Professional Writing
      (Teaching Assistant, 1 section; Spring 2012)
    • ENRN 3210 Shakespeare I
      (Teaching Assistant, 2 sections; Fall 2013)
    • ENSP 5821 Culture of London: Past and Present
      (Study Abroad Program Assistant, Summer 2013-2015)

Selected Digital Projects and Related Experience

Professional Service and Affiliations

    • Digital Humanities Conference, abstract reader, summer 2014
    • Conradiana, reader
    • International James Joyce Foundation, member 2012-present
    • Modernist Studies Association, member 2009-present
    • Modern Languages Association, member 2009-present
    • Programming Historian, subject editor 2017-present


Washington and Lee
    • Digital Humanities Faculty Committee, 2015-present
    • Digital Humanities Action Team, 2015-present
    • Writing Program Faculty Cohort, 2016-present
University of Virginia
    • Conference Organizer Assistant, “Moving People / Linking Lives: An Interdisciplinary Symposium,” 2014-2015.
    • Graduate English Students Association: MA representative, 2010-11; Modern and Contemporary Literature Area Representative, 2012-2013; Secretary, 2012-13; President, 2013-14.
    • Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, Graduate Advisory Board, Spring 2012-present; chair 2013-14.
    • UVA Graduate Conference Committee: Chair, Budget subcommittee 2009-2011; Conference Co-Chair with Sophia Gu, 2011-12.

Technical Profile

    • Languages: Python, Ruby, PHP
    • Frameworks: Ruby on Rails, Flask
    • Large-scale text analysis: natural language processing, topic modeling, machine learning

    • Frontend web design: HTML5, CSS (SCSS, SASS), JavaScript
    • Content management systems: Drupal, WordPress, Omeka
    • Version control systems: Git
    • Markup systems: RDF, XML, TEI