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Kacie Wills is a PhD candidate at University of California, Riverside. Her scholarship and dissertation focuses on popular culture surrounding late eighteenth century Pacific exploration. Working with productions of material culture— scrapbooks, ephemera, coins, and literary and theatrical productions, her scholarship looks closely at the material nature of fancy and the relationship between the Romantic "fanciful imagination" and scientific spectacle in the works and collections of James Cook and Joseph and Sarah Sophia Banks. This website will accompany her dissertation, "Fancy, Spectacle, and the Materiality of the Romantic Imagination in Pacific Exploration Culture." To reach Kacie Wills, please contact her at kwill034@ucr.edu


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Erica Hayes is an academic librarian and Copyright & Digital Scholarship Fellow at the North Carolina State University Libraries. She completed her Master of Information Science and Master of Library Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to joining the North Carolina State University Libraries, she worked as the Web Development Assistant at the Lilly Library, Indiana University's Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library. Currently, at the NCSU Libraries, she supports students and faculty with their digital research projects. She is passionate about teaching and using digital tools to preserve scholarly research and archival materials. Her research interests include 18th-19th century British Literature, contemporary poetry and poetics, digital humanities, & scholarly communication.  To reach Erica Hayes, please contact her at eyhayes@ncsu.edu