Honors & Awards


  • Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center (2017-18)
  • The Europe Center Graduate Student Grant, The Europe Center (Stanford) (2016)
  • Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow, National Museum of American History (2016)
  • Emily Dickinson International Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2016), Emily Dickinson International Society (2016)
  • Modern British History & Culture Graduate Research Opportunity Award, Stanford University (2015)
  • Andrew Smith Memorial Prize for Outstanding Essay, Stanford University English Department (2012)

Education & Certifications


  • MA, Stanford University, English Literature
  • MSt, University of Oxford, English Literature, 1780-1900
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, English and Philosophy

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


I specialize in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British and American literature, with a focus on sound studies, technology, urban spaces, and poetry. I'm particularly interested in Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, John Clare, Stephen Crane, and Virginia Woolf.

Dissertation Committee: Roland Greene (chair), Sianne Ngai, and Claire Jarvis

2017-18 Courses


All Publications


  • “Phonographic Hopkins: Sound, Cylinders, Silence, and ‘Spelt from Sibyl’s Leaves’.” Victorian Poetry Tackett, J. 2018
  • "'Ballade of the Periodical': An Undocumented Poem by Charles Williams Notes and Queries Tackett, J. 2016; 63 (2): 292-293

    View details for DOI 10.1093/notesj/gjw015

  • From the Margin to the Core: the Vagaries of Publicizing Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1918 and 1930 The Hopkins Quarterly Tackett, J. 2015; XLII (1-2): 1-22
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (and Others) in OUP’s Periodical Notes & Queries Tackett, J. 2012; 59 (3): 416-7

    View details for DOI 10.1093/notesj/gjs100