Mary McAleer Balkun is Professor of English and Chairperson of the English department at Seton Hall University, co-chair of the Digital Humanities Committee, and Director of Faculty Development. Her research interests include early American women writers, material culture, and the American gothic and grotesque. She is the author of The American Counterfeit: Authenticity and Identity in American Literature and Culture, as well as numerous articles on early American subjects, pedagogy, and faculty governance. She is an Associate Editor of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry and co-editor with Susan Imbarrato of Women of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire. Her current project is New World Upside Down: The Early American Grotesque.

2017 Presentation Abstract:The New Jersey Digital Humanities Consortium

Previous Abstracts
2013: Visualizing American Literature with Pinterest 

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