Dr. Logan is a specialist in 19th-century British literature and the history and theory of the novel. As Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple in 2013, he worked with the Digital Library Initiatives Department of Temple Libraries to create a year-long program training graduate students in the fundamentals of digital research methods. Prior to that, he organized a committee of faculty, staff, and librarians to advocate for the formation of a digital humanities center at Temple. As Academic Director of the DSC, he works with Matt to shape the Center’s programs and offerings. He is also conducting a research project involving a computational analysis of historic editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica, with the assistance of an award from Temple’s Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program.
He teaches courses at Temple in digital humanities research methods for graduates and undergraduates, in addition to courses in British literature and the history and theory of the novel. Dr. Logan is the author of Victorian Fetishism: Primitives and Intellectuals(2009) and Nerves and Narratives: A Cultural History of Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century British Prose (1997), as well as the General Editor of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel (2011).