Will Fenton is the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia, MLA Connected Academics Fellow, and a doctoral candidate at Fordham University where he specializes in early American literature and the Digital Humanities. His dissertation, Unpeaceable Kingdom: Fighting Quakers, Revolutionary Violence, and the Antebellum Novel, bridges the religious and transnational turns in early American literary studies through the study of historical, political, and theological representations of the Society of Friends. His digital humanities project, Digital Paxton, a digital archive and critical edition of the Paxton pamphlet war, was recently awarded first prize in the NYCDH Graduate Student Digital Project Awards.
Will has served as the Director of the Writing Center at Fordham University Lincoln Center, Editor of Eloquentia Perfecta, and a Teaching Fellow. He is the recipient of a Haverford Gest Fellowship, HASTAC Scholarship, as well as Fordham's Research Fellowship, Innovative Pedagogy Scholarship, and Digital Start-Up Grant.
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