Hi, I’m Courtney Floyd! I earned my Ph.D. in English at the University of Oregon, where I specialized in Victorian literature and print culture. My dissertation, “Printing the Other Victorians: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Embodiment and Identity,” draws on methodologies from periodical studies, archival studies, and the digital humanities to examine embodiment and embodied identity as they manifest in and through newspapers, novels, advertisements, archives, and more.
Currently, I’m the Associate Director of Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities at University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center. I work with faculty across all 11 of UVA’s schools to promote deep learning in the classroom through purposeful technology use.
In 2017, I launched Victorian Scribblers, a general audiences podcast about the lives and work of lesser-known Victorian writers (now entering its third season), which I write, produce, and co-host with Eleanor Dumbill of Loughborough University in the UK.
In addition to my academic, digital humanities, and public humanities work, I am a published fiction writer. My work has appeared in Fireside Fiction Magazine and Tales of the Talisman. If you’re curious, you can find my author website here.