Elizabeth Cornell's current research project investigates the responses of American writers in the 1920s to the media's popularization of Einstein's theory of relativity. Her paper, "Rural Electrification and the ‘hazards of reckless faith’: A Reconsideration of Robert Frost’s ‘The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus" is under review at Modernism/Modernity. She is an active member of the faculty-led Fordham University Digital Humanities Working Group and recently founded Fordham’s Graduate Student Digital Humanities group. In addition, she is a contributor to Digital Yoknapatawpha, a map-based online archive of William Faulkner’s work published by the Digital Media Lab at the University of Virgina.
Areas of Interest
Modern American, early American, literary and cultural theory; digital humanites.