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
PhD University of Washington 2005
Popular Genres ENGL 247-A Spring 2024
What is America? HON 401-A Spring 2024
Mystery of Consciousness CONN 195-A Fall 2024
Popular Genres ENGL 247-A Fall 2024
Genre: Novel ENGL 330-A Fall 2024
Adv Seminar in American Lit ENGL 431-A Fall 2024

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