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Hi.  I’m Cole.

Somehow you’ve stumbled upon my webpage. This is the place where I collect my various professional interests.  You can find out about my research, my teaching, or take a look at some of my design work or my games.

I suppose I should say a little about myself. These days I live in Austin, where I’m a PhD candidate and assistant instructor in the English Department at the University of Texas. My research primarily concerns the impact of empire on the 19th century novel and the ways both narrative and technological innovations changed how people understood the world around them. I also have interests in 18th century georgic poetry, cinema, American postmodernism and the digital humanities.

Outside of my work in those areas, I enjoy thinking and writing about game design. You can find more information about that interest on my Games page. I also occasionally take on graphic design work as well.