Craig Carey

University of Iowa


Craig Carey is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Iowa. He specializes in 19th century American literature, media history, and the history of writing technologies, with broader interests in material culture, digital archives, and 21st century literacies. He is currently finishing his dissertation on technologies of authorship and editorial markup in the Age of Edison, a project that works to refashion authorship for a culture of recording and remix.  Before coming to Iowa, Craig studied English and Film at Syracuse University, received an M.A. in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and finally an M.A. in English Education at Brooklyn College. He taught three years of high school English in Brooklyn, where he started to develop his interest in alternative models of education. He looks forward to sharing and learning more about new methods and metaphors for teaching. He is especially interested in the history and future of writing, specifically methods that bridge the gap between past and present and think about digital media in the context of previous (non-digital) techniques for marking up paper. Craig also likes “thinkering” with old habits of thinking, a habit he stole from William James.