Blevin Shelnutt is a Postdoctoral Lecturer in English at New York University. Her teaching and research focus on American literature and culture before 1900, the history of the book, material culture studies, the spatial humanities, and digital pedagogy. She is currently working on a book project that examines the development of the antebellum literary marketplace in New York City and the material and imaginative influence of Broadway on literary production of the period. She holds the 2017-2018 Winterthur Postdoctoral Fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and has received awards supporting her research from the American Antiquarian Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Rare Book School, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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