Price Mellon Research Fellow
2021
2022

Whitney Trettien

Assistant Professor, English, University of Pennsylvania

Whitney Trettien is a scholar, teacher, and assistant professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work explores the deep history of literary technologies, from early printed books and library classification systems to digital forms and formats. Her first book project, Cut/Copy/Paste, tells the story of three marginal early modern communities that published bespoke books with scissors and paste. It is being staged digitally on the Manifold platform, where the text is enriched with digital resources like datasets, facsimiles, and social network visualizations. She is currently writing about the intersection of media studies and book history and collaborating on a digital edition of an early modern woman’s commonplace book.

Whitney Trettien in a multi-colored blouse and yellow glasses in front of a blue fence.