W. SCOTT HOWARD received his Ph.D. in English and Critical Theory from the University of Washington. At the University of Denver, he teaches in the Department of English and also in the Emergent Digital Practices Program, the Critical Theory Program, the University Honors Program, and the DU-Iliff Ph.D. Program. His research and publications engage the fields of Renaissance/early modern literature & culture; modern and postmodern American poetry; poetics and historiography; literary & cultural theory; and digital humanities. His work has received support from the Modern Language Association, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University.