English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Bryce Traister


Associate Professor,
Chair, Department of English
Director of Undergraduate Studies, American Studies Centre

BA, Magna cum Laude, U.C. Berkeley, 1991
PhD, English, U.C. Berkeley

Arts & Humanities  Building 2G02F
519 661-2111 ext. 85788

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I am currently finishing a book on early American religious culture entitled Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism. I also have articles in various stages of preparation: the first on transnationalism and American idealism, and the second on Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno and secularism. I am gathering myself to begin a new study: That National Feeling: Affect, Nation, and American Studies.

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