Alison Tracy Hale


Professor, English

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.

BA University of California, Berkeley 1985
MA Boston University 1989
MA San Francisco State University 1995
Ph.D University of Washington 2005
Children's and YA Lit ENGL 248-A 2218
Genre: Popular Literature ENGL 338-A 2218
Technologies of Power SSI1 194-A 2218
Intro to English Studies ENGL 220-B 2224
Gothic American Literature ENGL 347-A 2224
What is America? HON 401-A 2224

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