Mary Balkun

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Mary McAleer Balkun is Professor of English and Chairperson of the English department at Seton Hall University.  Her research interests include early American poetry and travel narratives, material culture theory, and the American gothic and grotesque.  She is author of The American Counterfeit: Authenticity and Identity in American Literature and Culture and articles on Phillis Wheatley, Sarah Kemble Knight, the American grotesque, and the uses of technology for teaching and learning, among others.  She is also Associate Editor of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry.  Her current project is a study of the early American grotesque.

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