Grant Glass

Office:   Greenlaw 505


Ph.D. Student and Teaching Fellow


B.A. Literature, with Honors. Harvard University Extension (Cambridge, Mass.), May 2013.

M.A. Digital Humanities with Merit. King’s College London (U.K.), Jan. 2016.

Attended the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass), 2012-2013. Special Student Status studying English literature.



Grant Glass is a third-year graduate student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the English and Comparative Literature Department and is a Graduate Fellow of the Migrations Lab at Duke University Department of English. His project, Pirating Texts traces the thousands of pirated, republished, abridged, imitated, and translated editions of Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719) to show how these various editions often reflect the place and time of their production and consumption. By maping these editions in their respective time/space configurations, we can begin to further our understanding of how the expanse and collapse of the British Empire is wrapped up in notions of capitalism, race, empire, gender, and climate concerns. Currently, he is the Assistant Project Manager of the William Blake Archive and the Assistant Director of  the Studio for Instructional Technology and English Studies.


Teaching Awards

With Professor Jeanne Moskal. Syllabus of the Year 2017-2018. Office of Instructional Technology. UNC-CH. 


XML/XSLT Based Project in matching Darwin's Beagle Journal with his later narrative about the Beagle's Journies. 

University of California Berkeley Comparative Literature Journal. Published Paper for Summer 2013 Edition, “Disruptive Reading: Resistance to Digitalization in Laurence Stern’s

Tristram Shandy and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes”