Ryan Cordell

Ryan Cordell is Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences and Department of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Cordell primarily studies circulation and reprinting in nineteenth-century American newspapers, but his interests extend to the influence of computation and digitization on contemporary reading, writing, and research. Cordell collaborates with colleagues in English, History, and Computer Science on the Viral Texts project (https://viraltexts.org), which uses robust data mining tools to discover borrowed texts across large-scale archives of nineteenth-century periodicals. Cordell is a Senior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, housed at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School, and directs UIUC’s Skeuomorph Press & BookLab (https://www.instagram.com/skeuomorphpress/). 

Courses Previously Taught

Hands-on Book History Pedagogy, 2024