Breanne Weber

Breanne in foreground with Thames, London Eye and Houses of Parliament in background

Position Title
Graduate Student

Voorhies 315
1 Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Work in Progress

Editor (with Kirk Melnikoff and Aaron T. Pratt), Playbook Wills, 1529-1690Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2023.


Book Reviews

Review of Tony Doe & Christopher Thornton, Dr. Thomas Plume, 1630-1704: His life and legacies in Essex, Kent and Cambridge. The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 116, no. 1, March 2022, pp. 137-140.

Review of Sara Munson Deats & Robert A. Logan, Christopher Marlowe at 450The Marlowe Society of America Newsletter, vol. 37 no. 2, Spring 2019, pp. 3-5.


Public-Facing Publications

"Book History, Manuscript Studies, and Navigating Special Collections during COVID-19." With Tamara Mahadin. The Collation: Research and Exploration at the Folger. 12 August 2021.


Book History in the Bay Area.” Contingent Magazine, 11 Feb. 2021.


Oecologies at ASLE 2019.” With Annette Hulbert & Kirsten Schuhmacher. Oecologies, 18 July 2019.


“An Interview with Kimberley Sykes, Director of the RSC’s Dido, Queen of Carthage.” Marlowe Society of America Newsletter, vol. 36, no. 1, Fall 2017, pp. 1-5.


Cooking for a Crowd: Recipes and the Transcribathon.” With Nadia Clifton & Kailan Sindelar. The Recipes Project: Teaching Series. 15 Sept. 2016.


The Very Fine Great Receipt Book of Anne Carr: The Dialogism of a Community.” Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC). 28 Dec. 2015.


Lectures & Invited Presentations

“Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus.” Guest Introduction to The Show Must Go Online’s Production of Doctor Faustus. Zoom, Jun. 2021.


“Alice’s Adventures and the Animal Gaze.” Guest Lecture for ENL 180: Children’s Literature. UC Davis, Mar. 2019.


“Bringing Early Modern Recipes Into the Digital Age: Why Old Recipes Matter Today.” History of the Book, Future of the Book Colloquium. Charlotte, NC, Mar. 2017.


“Master This! Transitioning to Graduate School in English.” English Major Day. UNC Charlotte, Oct. 2016.


“William Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily.’” Guest Lecture for ENGL 2090: American Gothic and Horror Fiction. UNC Charlotte, Mar. 2016.


“Preparing for Graduate School.” English Major Day. UNC Charlotte, Mar. 2016.


Selected Conferences

“The Alchemical Animal and Hester Pulter’s Speculative Poetics.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Irvine, CA, Nov. 2019.


“Atoms to Atoms, Dust to Dust: Hester Pulter’s Poetic Particulate Matter.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Davis, CA, Jun. 2019.


Session Co-Chair, “Reproducible Bodies: Literary Queenship, Agency, and Cultural Memory.” Attending to Early Modern Women: Action and Agency. Milwaukee, WI, Jun. 2018.


“Collaborative Digital Scholarship and Early Modern Women’s Writing.” Making Connections: Early Modern Texts and Cultures, London Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe Graduate Conference. London, UK, Feb. 2018.


“This Necromantic Book is Heavenly: Publishing Doctor Faustus.” Undergraduate/

Graduate Renaissance Symposium. Columbia, SC, Apr. 2016.


Digital Humanities Projects

Co-Editor and Social Media Manager, Book Trade Probate. 

Transcriber and Contributor, Early Modern Recipes Online Collective.

Intern, Transcriber and Contributor, Early Modern Manuscripts Online.



Professional Development & Certifications

2021      Descriptive Bibliography: The Fundamentals, Rare Book School

2021      The Illustrated Scientific Book to 1800, Rare Book School

2021      Digital Surrogates, DREAMLab, University of Pennsylvania

2021      Orientation to Research Methods and Agendas, The Folger Institute*

2021      Fundamentals of Cataloging, American Library Association

2021      Writing Theory and Practice, UC Davis

2020      Dutch-to-English Translation, UC Berkeley

2020      Workshop in 17th-Century Dutch Paleography, UC Berkeley

2020      Practical Paleography, The Folger Institute

2020      University Writing Program Hybrid Pedagogy Training, UC Davis

2019      Scientific and Secular Manuscripts, California Rare Book School

2019      Manuscripts and Their Stories, The Newberry Library

2019      Seminar in Computational Humanities, UC Davis

2017      Seminar in Digital Humanities Research Methods, UC Davis

2017      Seminar in Book History Research Methods, UC Davis

2016      Independent Study in the Early English Book Trade, UNC Charlotte

2015      Independent Study in Early English Paleography, UNC Charlotte

*2020 workshop postponed due to COVID-19



The University of California, Davis, Fall 2018 - Present
          Instructor of Record (IOR), Introduction to Academic Literacies

          IOR Introduction to Academic Literacies (Asynchronous)


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Fall 2014 - Summer 2019

          IOR, Writing about Literature 

          IOR, Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I

          IOR, Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts II

          IOR, Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I & II with Online Studio

          IOR, Literature and Culture: Fandom and Participatory Culture (Asynchronous)

TA Positions

Shakespeare with Dr. Lee Emrich (UC Davis, Summer 2021)

Science Fiction with Dr. Colin Milburn (UC Davis, Spring 2019)

Children’s Literature with Dr. Frances Dolan (UC Davis, Winter 2019 & Winter 2020)

Shakespeare with Dr. Frances Dolan (UC Davis, Fall 2018)

American Gothic & Horror Fiction with Dr. Daniel Shealy (UNC Charlotte, Spring 2016)


Other Employment

The University of California, Davis

          Graduate Student Researcher, with Dr. Carl Stahmer at UC Davis DataLab (Winter 2022 - Present)

          Graduate Writing Fellow (2021-2022)

          Graduate Student Researcher, with Dr. Desirée Martín (Winter 2021)

          Graduate Student Researcher, with Dr. Frances Dolan (Winter 2020)

          Graduate Student Researcher, with Dr. Jiayi Young at UC Davis DataLab (Summer I 2019)


Folger Shakespeare Library, June 2016

          Intern, Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO)


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

          Special Projects Coordinator, Writing Resources Center. Jan.-Jun. 2017.

          Graduate Assistant/Tutor, Writing Resources Center. Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015.


Professional Service

Performance Review Editor, Marlowe Society of America Newsletter. 2020-Present.

Social Media Coordinator. Early Modern Recipes Online Collective. 2018-Present.

Graduate Student Representative, Oecologies. 2018-2021.

Graduate Representative. Graduate Mentoring Initiative. Office of Graduate Studies, UC Davis. 2020-2021.

Archival Processing and Cataloging Volunteer, Center for Sacramento History. 2020.

Editorial Assistant, Marlowe Society of America Newsletter. 2016-2020.

Mentorship Subcommittee Lead. Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board. UC Davis. 2017-2020.

Graduate Student Affiliate. Shields Library DataLab, UC Davis. 2018-2020.

Mentor. Mentor-Mentee Program in the Humanities, Arts, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences. Undergraduate Research Center, UC Davis. 2018-2020.

Scholars’ Symposium Co-Chair, English Graduate Student Association. UC Davis. 2018- 2019.

Events Team, English Graduate Student Association. UC Davis. 2017-2018.

Co-President. English Graduate Student Association. UNC Charlotte. 2015-2016.

Vice President and Co-Founder. Early Modern Paleography Society. UNC Charlotte. 2015-2016.


Collaborative and Professional Affiliations

American Library Association: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Bibliographical Society of America

Data Feminisms Working Group, UC Davis

Digital Humanities Research Cluster, UC Davis

Early Modern Recipes Online Collective

History of the Book and Material Cultures Working Group, UC Davis

Marlowe Society of America


Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Education and Degree(s)
  • M.A. English, Concentration in Literature
Honors and Awards
  • Leeds Hoban Linacre - Huntington Exchange Fellow. Huntington Library & Linacre College, University of Oxford. 2022-2023.
  • Walter and Dianne Harrison Fellowship. UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies & Department of English. 2022.
  • James and Roberta Woodress Endowed Fund Grant for International Research. UC Davis Department of English. 2022.
  • David Noel Miller Essay Prize. UC Davis Department of English, 2021.
  • Access 2021 Scholarship. Rare Book School, 2021.
  • Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant. 2018, 2019.
  • Provost’s Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. UC Davis. 2017-2018.
  • Anne R. Newman English Graduate Student Award. UNC Charlotte. 2016.
  • Robert M. Wallace Undergraduate Award for Excellence in the Study of English. UNC Charlotte, 2014.
  • Cecil R. Prince Memorial Scholarship. UNC Charlotte. 2013-2014.
  • Abigail Elizabeth Gudeman Scholarship. UNC Charlotte. 2012-2013.
Research Interests & Expertise
  • 17th Century Literature
  • History of Science
  • History of the Book & Information Technologies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities & Posthumanist Theory