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Lisa Vetere, PhD

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty

PhD, Lehigh University

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 409

Phone: 732-571-3611


Fall 2018 Courses:

EN 202 Literature Ii

EN 327 Mid-Nine Cent Amer Lit

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 101 College Composition I

EN 102 College Composition II

EN 202 Literature II

EN 226 Literary Studies for English Majors

EN 228 Foundations of American Literature

EN 324 Literature of the Colonial America

EN 327 Mid 19th Century American Literature

EN 491 Seminar in English

EN 560 Early American Literature

Research Interests:

Dr. Vetere’s interests include: early and antebellum American literature and culture with an emphasis on historiography and the historical romance; American studies; cultural studies; and feminist criticism.


Scholarly Articles:

“Imagining the Mastery of Cotton Mather: The Performance of Antebellum Manhood in Charles Upham’s Lectures on Witchcraft (1831).” Forthcoming in Clio A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History (Spring 2011)

“The Malefic Unconscious: Gender, Genre, and History in Early Antebellum Witchcraft narratives.” Under revision by request for Journal of Narrative Theory


All the Rage at Salem: Gender, Genre, and History in Early Antebellum Witchcraft Narratives (by request of University Press of New England)

Additional Information:

University Discipline Committee
First-Year Seminar Working Group
Executive Committee, FAMCO
Curriculum Committee, Gender Studies
Curriculum Committee, English Department