Ph.D. candidate in English at Emory University and a digital project coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. I am interested in the spatial possibilities of digital and physical environments: how a person imagines a digital space when they read, and how we create virtual realities in our own minds as we explore cultural spaces like museums. My current research looks at the material possibilities inherent in nineteenth-century American poetry. I use digital environments to suggest that dynamic ways of reading and constructing texts harness the fluidity of the “originals” themselves. I demonstrate that born-digital environments provide capabilities beyond text transcription, and can enable a completely new form of engagement and artistic scholarly creation.