Sabrina Starnaman

Sabrina Starnaman researches socially-engaged literature, particularly Progressive Era (1880-1930) American texts about women’s activism, urbanism, and disability that explores how activists remediated exploitative labor practices, racism, and poverty. Her work brings the voices of overlooked writers, particularly women writers, back into the public consciousness. Starnaman is an Associate Professor of Instruction of Literature and Director of Research for LabSynthE, a laboratory for synthetic, electronic poetry at the University of Texas at Dallas. xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman’s collaborations are accessible on

This article weaves a thread between two commissions, historically through Virginia Woolf, technologically by computational juxtaposition, as well as poetically in the viewer’s experience through a speculative remix.
A speculative remix that confronts Epic Kitchens, a dataset of first-person cooking videos, with quotations from literature written during or about prior pandemics such as the bubonic plague and the global influenza pandemic of 1918-19.