Miranda Marraccini

B.A., Amherst College (2012)
MSt., Nineteenth-Century Literature, University of Oxford (2013)

Miranda joined the department in 2013. She works on Victorian poetry, especially as it relates to book history and periodicals. Her grant project at Princeton’s Center for Digital Humanities, The Victoria Press Circle, is an open-access network visualization of the women and men involved in Emily Faithfull's Victoria Press, based on the contents of the English Woman's Journal (1858-1864) and three anthologies printed between 1861 and 1863. The project will illustrate collaboration among literary contributors, compositors, engravers, printers, and editors, in order to better understand the Press as a collective enterprise. The Victoria Press Circle is a part of Miranda’s dissertation, which represents Victorian poetry as a collaborative material endeavor among women with a tripartite aim of social reform, literary recognition, and artisanship. Its central figures include Christina Rossetti and Adelaide Procter.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Miranda was a preceptor for ENG 385: Children’s Literature and co-organized the Graduate Victorian Colloquium. She has also worked in Princeton’s Cotsen Children’s Library, cataloging and archiving manuscripts.