Alison Tracy Hale
Professor, English and Director, Honors
Alison Tracy Hale’s primary teaching and scholarly interests focus on the literatures of early America, with emphases on the American gothic, the early novel, pedagogical practices, and the early Republic.
Her recent publications include “Heavenly Fathers: Patriarchy, Paternity, and Affiliation in The Lamplighter” in Saving the World: Girlhood and Evangelicalism in 19th-century America, ed. Robin L. Cadwallader and Allison Giffen (Routledge) and “Liberties, Letters, and Lives: The Many Voices of Early American Women” in Early American Literature (50:2). Current works-in-process include the book Pedagogical Citizenship and the Early American Woman and a young adult novel set during the witchcraft trials in Salem, MA.