Professor


Publications

Books

cover of Reconsidering Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views edited by Mary Lou Kete and Elizabeth Petrino Reconsidering Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views, Co-edited with Elizabeth Petrino. (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017).
cover of Women’s World’s: The McGraw-Hill Anthology of Women's Writing World co-authored by Mary Lou Kete McGraw-Hill Anthology of Women's Writing World Wide in English. McGraw-Hill. 2008. 2016 pp. Co-author.
cover of Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-class Identity in 19th Century America by Mary Lou Kete Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-class Identity in 19th Century America. (Duke University Press, 2000).

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“Lydia Sigourney: From Re-invention to Re-consideration” co-written with
Elizabeth Petrino, for Reconsidering Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views. (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017).
“Phillis Wheatley and the Political Work of Ekphrasis” The Call of Classical Literature for the Romantic Age, co-edited by James Engell and Kevin Van Anglen. (Edinburgh University Press, 2017).
“Claiming Lucy Terry Prince: Literary History and the Problem of Early African American Women Poets” Cambridge History of Nineteenth-century American Women’s Poetry, co-editors Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socairdes. (Cambridge University Press, 2016): 17-37.

 

Associations and Affiliations

Founding member, International Association for the Study of Lydia Sigourney.
Founding member, International Longfellow Association.
Modern Language Association.
American Studies Association.
American Literature Association.
Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
International Society for the Study of Narrative.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society.
Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Center for Research on Vermont.
19th Century Women Writers Reading Group.
North Eastern Modern Language Association.
North Eastern American Studies Association.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

19th-Century American literature, African-American literature, Critical theory, Women's Studies 

Education

  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1994

Contact

Phone:
  • (802) 656-3839
Office Location:

440 Old Mill

Office Hours:

Fall 2019: On Sabbatical

Courses Taught

  • 19th Century Black American Women's Writing
  • Romance of American Romanticism
  • 19th Century American Fiction
  • 19th Century Women Writers
  • African-American Literature & Culture before 1900
  • Re-thinking American Romanticism
  • Sentiment in America
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • African-American Literature to the Harlem Renaissance
  • Slavery's Shadow: 19th Century American Literature
  • American Romanticisim