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Mary De Jong

Mary De Jong

Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

128C Smith Building
Altoona , PA
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Office Phone: (814) 949-5293

Biography:

Mary G. De Jong received her Ph.D. in literature from the University of South Carolina. She has published many articles on American literature and culture, including four on the composition and performance of hymns and three on poet Frances S. Osgood's literary romance with Edgar Allan Poe. Her research interests and teaching now center on gender issues, especially in women's writing. Co-editor of "Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing and the Literary Marketplace" (2007), she is now co-editing "Sentimentalism Revisited: Emotions, Relationships, and Practices in Nineteenth-Century American Literature." Also in progress is a study of the letters exchanged by two antebellum American women reformers.