About

Tanya E. Clement is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a PhD in English Literature and Language and an MFA in fiction. Her primary area of research centers on scholarly information infrastructure as it impacts academic research, research libraries, and the creation of research tools and resources in the digital humanities. My most current CV is here. Please also see Publications and Projects for more information.

My Dissertation: “The Makings of Digital Modernism: Rereading Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans and poetry by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven” was directed by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum at the University of Maryland, College Park.

With my dissertation, I demonstrate that digital tools enable new interpretations by allowing us to read in ways formerly inhibited within a primarily print culture. This study creates a new perspective on The Making of Americans (Paris, 1925) by Gertrude Stein, which has been regarded as a postmodern exercise in chaos, and poetry written by the Dada artist Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven between 1923 and 1927, which has been widely disregarded. By facilitating readings that allow submerged textual and social patterns to emerge, digital tools offer new kinds of evidence and uncover new opportunities for resituating these works in modernist studies.

You can find me in my office at the iSchool in Austin, on Twitter as @tanyaclement, on email at tanyaclement[at]gmail.com, or with my babies who are now Texans.