Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Edward D. White

Associate Professor - English, Pierce Butler Chair in American Literature

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Department Affiliation

  • B.A., George Washington University, French Literature, 1987
  • M.A., University of Vermont, English, 1990
  • M.A., Cornell University, English, 1993
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, English, 1998
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, University of Florida, 2005-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, 1998-1999 & 2000-2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Connecticut College, 1999-2000
  • Lecturer, Cornell University, 1997-1998

Research & Teaching Specializations: Early American Literature, Antebellum Abolitionist Writings, Haiti

Related Experience
  • Editorial Board Member, American Literature, 2011-2013
  • Referee, College Literature, 2002-
  • Referee, American Quarterly, 2006-
  • Referee, American Literature, 2006-
  • Referee, American Literary History, 2007-
  • Referee, Journal of the Early Republic, 2010-
  • Referee, Early American Literature, 2010-
  • Referee, Studies in American Fiction, 2011-
  • Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Fund, for “H.H. Brackenridge’s Journalistic Career,” research in Pittsburgh, summer 2010
  • Foerster Prize, Best Essay in American Literature, 2003
  • Learning Community Incentive Grant, Lousiana State University, 2002-2003
  • Regents Research Grant Aware, Louisiana State University, 2001
  • Manship Summer Fellowship, Louisiana State University, 1999
Selected Publications
  • 2010. “The Constitution of Toussaint: Another Origin of African American Literature.” With Michael Drexler. In A Companion to African American Literature. Gene Jarrett, ed. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  • 2010. “Divided We Stand: Emergent Conservatism in Royall Tyler’s The Algerine Captive.” Studies in American Fiction 37 (1): 5-27.
  • 2007. “History as Literature.” In The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature. Kevin J. Hayes, ed. New York: Oxford UP.
  • 2005. Backcountry and the City: Colonization and Conflict in Early America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

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