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Lisa M. Vetere, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department Advising Coordinator

The Great Hall Annex 409
Office Hours
Office hours by appointment.

Lisa M. Vetere, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Lehigh University

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


Frequently Taught Classes

  • College Composition I (EN 101)
  • College Composition Ii (EN 102)
  • College English I (EN 101)
  • College English Ii (EN 102)
  • Cooperative Education: English (EN 488)
  • Early American Literature (EN 560)
  • Foundations of American Literature (EN 228)
  • Ghost Stories and Other Haunting Tales (EN 224)
  • Literary Studies for English Majors (EN 226)
  • Literature Ii: Neoclassical to the Present (EN 202)
  • Literature of Colonial America (EN 324)
  • Mid-Nineteenth Century American Literature (EN 327)
  • Nineteenth Century American Literature (EN 561)
  • Seminar in English (EN 491)
  • Twentieth Century Psychoanalysis (PR 473)

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Summer B

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Fall

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