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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By appointment. Please email Vivian Foglton or call her at ext. 83403.

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In early 2016, the Ohio State University Press will be publishing my monograph, Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism, under its Literature, Religion, and Post-Secular Studies series imprint. I am also currently working on 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 welcome inquiries from students interested in graduate studies at Western either in English or in American Studies, where I also serve as the Director.


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