Mark Algee Hewitt
Assistant Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies
BA, Mount Allison University, English (Honors) / Computer Science (2000)
MA, Western University, English Literature / Theory and Criticism (2002)
PhD, New York University, English and American Literature (2008)
Mark Algee-Hewitt’s research combines literary criticism with digital and quantitative analyses of literature and other textual corpora. Although his work primarily focuses on the development and transmission of aesthetic and philosophic concepts during the long eighteenth-century in both Britain and Germany, his research interests also include other literary forms, such as poetry and the Gothic novel, and broadly reach from the eighteenth-century to contemporary literary practice. As director of the Stanford Literary Lab, he has led projects on a variety of topics, including the use of extra-disciplinary discourse in novels, the narratological theory of the short story, and science-fiction world building. In addition to these literary projects, he has also worked in collaboration with the OECD's Working Group on Bribery to explore the effectiveness of public writing as an enforcement strategy, with the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the history of American celebrity in newspapers, and with faculty in the school of law at Columbia University on court decisions regarding environmental policy.
Quantitative Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Gothic Literature, Poetry, Critical Theory, Literature and Linguistics, Genre Fiction, Narrative Theory,