James Phelan

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  • Graduate student
  • Vanderbilt University

I moved to Nashville from Montreal in August, to do a Ph.D. in English. I mostly study modernist fiction and poetry, and I'm especially interested in the ways readers wrestle with, wander around in, and inhabit unwieldy and/or formidably difficult encyclopedic novels and book-length poems. A big question for me is: how might that kind of reading change as those works migrate from bound pages to networked screens?