Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan Reeve


Sept. 2015 - Present PhD Student, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

May 2016 Master of Arts, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Jan. 2014 Master of Arts, Humanities, New York University

May 2010 Master of Arts, Literature, Brooklyn College

Jan. 2004 Bachelor of Arts, Literature, New York University


Nov. '13 - Aug. '15 Modern Language Association: Web Developer

June '12 - Jan. '15 New York University, History Department: Web Developer

June '12 - Aug. '15 Margaret Sanger Papers Project: Programmer

July '12 - Sept. '12 Thomas Riggs & Company, Publishers: Research Writer

  • Authored six articles for the 2013 reference volume The Manifesto in Literature:
    • Richard Stallman's "The GNU Manifesto," John Barlow's "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace," and several others


Nov. '15 - July '17 DHBox, City University of New York

May '15 - Oct. '15 Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation


Nov. ‘17 “Text Analysis with SpaCy and Scikit-Learn”

  • Workshop given at PyData NYC (a data science conference), Microsoft

Nov. '17 An Introduction to Semantic Markup and Computational Analysis of Ulysses

Apr. '17 An Introduction to Text Analysis and Visualization

Feb. ‘17 “Advanced Text Analysis with SpaCy and TextaCy”

Apr. '16 "An Introduction to Version Control with Git"

Apr. ‘16 “An Introduction to Visualizing Text with Python”

Feb. '16 NYCDH Week Workshop: "Text Editing with Vim"


Sept. '17 - Present Columbia University, Department of English and Comparative Literature: Instructor

  • "University Writing with Readings in the Data Sciences"

Sept. ‘16 - May '17 Columbia University, Department of English and Comparative Literature: Teaching Assistant

  • Led a weekly discussion section in Joyce’s Ulysses for the course “James Joyce,” Fall '16
  • Assistant-taught History of the English Language, Spring '17

Sept. '12 – Dec. '12 New York University, Computer Science Department: Teaching Assistant

  • Tutored students in the undergraduate course Computing in the Humanities
  • Lectured in BASH scripting, command-line image manipulation

Sept. '11 - May '12 City University of New York, York College: Adjunct Lecturer

  • Taught four sections of Writing 300: research paper writing

Nov. '10 - May '11 Vietnam National University: English Instructor

  • Taught one section of Reading/Writing, and one section of Speaking at VNU's International School in Hanoi

Aug. '09 - June '10 City University of New York, Brooklyn College: Adjunct Lecturer

  • Taught one section of English 1 (composition, nonfiction readings) and a section of English 2 (composition, readings in literature)

Mar. '05 - Jan. '06 Missouri State University: Adjunct Instructor

  • Taught Reading and Writing to first- and second-year international students at MSU's branch campus in Dalian, China.

Languages and Technical Skills

Languages: Python, PHP, BASH/ZSH, jQuery, XSL. Working knowledge of: Ruby, Javascript, Haskell

Markup Languages: HTML, CSS, Sass, XML, TEI XML, LaTeX, Markdown, Org

Frameworks, CMSs: Flask, Jekyll, WordPress, BuddyPress, Commons in a Box, Omeka, and some experience with ZEND and Django

Databases: MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite

Servers and OSs: GNU/Linux LAMP and LEMP stacks, especially Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, and Debian; Unix; MacOS

Applications: Vim, Git, Bazaar, GIMP, VMWare, LibreOffice

Skills: Computational text analysis, natural language processing, archival textual markup, web development and design, database management, command-line scripting, version control, virtualization

Natural Languages: English: native; French: advanced (Test de connaissance du français, Level 4); Mandarin Chinese: advanced; Irish, German, Italian, Japanese: beginner


"A Macro-Etymological Analysis of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," Reading Modernism with Machines, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

"Installing Omeka," The Programming Historian, 2016.

Articles in The Manifesto in Literature, Thomas Riggs & Co, Eds., Gale Cengage; 2013.

  • "Richard Stallman: GNU Manifesto" (vol. 3, 355-7)
  • "John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace" (vol. 3, 349-51)
  • "Huey Newton: The Black Panther Party Platform" (vol. 3, 269-72)
  • "Anselme Bellegarrigue: Anarchist Manifesto" (vol 1, 175-8)
  • "Emma Goldman: Anarchism, What it Really Stands For" (vol. 2, 273-5)
  • "Rosa Luxemburg: Spartacus Manifesto" (vol. 2, 339-41)

Poems anthologized:

  • 2011 A Gathering of the Tribes
  • 2009 Arsenic Lobster Anthology

Conference Presentations

2017 Middlemarch: Critical Histories

2017, 2016 “Git-Lit: an Application of Distributed Version Control Technology toward the Creation of 50,000 Digital Scholarly Editions”

April 2016 "Applications of Distributed Version Control Technology to the Creation of Digital Scholarly Editions"

  • Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Textual Scholarship, Ottawa

March 2015 "Imperial Voices": a Stylometric Approach to the Study of Social Class among Shakespearean Characters

July 2014 "Macro-Etymological Textual Analysis: a Computational Application of Language History to Literary Criticism"

April 2013 "Toward a Social Literary Annotation Engine"

Oct. 2012 "Elementaire, a Customizable Omeka Theme"

Dec. 2011 The Art of Good Behavior, a digital literary archive in TEI XML of a 19th-century etiquette manual

  • Presented initial findings, NYU Workshop in Archival Practice
  • Presented completed work, Yale University Digital Humanities Forum, Feb '12

June 2011 "Hypertext Joyce: Building a Hypertext Ulysses with Open Source"

  • Paper delivered at the 2011 North American James Joyce Conference

Digital Projects

Oct. 2017 - Present Corpus-DB: A Structured Textual Corpus Database

Sept. 2016 - Present Middlemarch Critical Histories

Sept. 2016 A Generator of Socratic Dialogues

July 2016 Chapterize: A Tool for Automatically Splittle Electronic Texts into Chapters

Jan 2016 Infinite Library, a universal web-based ereader that connects to GitHub (Project GITenberg) to search, save, and render books in the browser.

Jul. 2015 - Present The Open Scholarly Editions of James Joyce's Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • A collaborative TEI XML scholarly edition of James Joyce's novels Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, using semantic markup.
  • Nov. 2015, Presented at Digital Editions Making Encounter, Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, Columbia University
  • Since 2016, based on revised editions by Hans Walter Gabler
  • Oct. 2017, presented at Joyce in the Digital Age, Columbia University
  • Nov. 2017, presented at Finnegan's Waves, University at Buffalo
  • Mar. 2018, presented at Montclair State University

Aug. 2015 - Present Git-Lit: An Open Source Project to Parse, Version Control, and Publish ~50,000 British Library Electronic Books

May 2015 Tag, Catalog, Iterate: A Non-Linear Analysis of Katherine Mansfield's "The Garden Party"

  • A TEI XML edition of "The Garden Party," annotated and tagged line-by-line.

Dec. 2013 - Sept. 2015 Contributor to the open-source projects:

  • Buddypress: social networking WordPress plugin. Over 2.2 million downloads
  • Buddypress Docs: collaborative authoring tool for WordPress. Over 80,000 downloads
  • Commons in a Box: social networking software suite, used by CUNY, SUNY, and many others. Over 12,000 downloads
  • CAC-Advanced-Profiles: engine for member portfolios used by the CUNY Academic Commons
  • CBOX-MLA, the WordPress theme and customization layer that powers the MLA Commons
  • CBOX-Auth, the authentication system for the MLA Commons.

July 2014 Open Syllabus Project

  • Developed categorizers for determining the subject of scraped syllabi
  • Performed collocations analyses by subject

Jan. 2014 - Present Annotags

Sept. 2013 - Present The Macro-Etymological Analyzer

Nov. 2013 - The Waves: a TEI XML Edition

  • A TEI XML edition of Virginia Woolf's novel, with dialog markup that facilitates dialog extraction

Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2013 New York University Digital Humanities Working Group Epigraphs Project

Affiliations and Professional Activities