Swarthmore College

Rachel Sagner Buurma

Co-Director and Associate Professor, English Literature. On leave 20-21.

Rachel Sagner Buurma works on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and print culture, the history of the novel, twentieth-century Anglo-American literary criticism, and literary informatics. Current projects are on the history and theory of literary research, especially practices of knowledge organization like indexing and note-taking, pasts and presents of collaborative work, and the intersection of literary-critical inquiry and information science. With Laura Heffernan, she is at work on a project that retells the history of English literary study from the perspective of the classroom. ​She co-directs the Aydelotte Foundation.

Rachel Sagner Buurma
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