Mary Caton Lingold

Assistant Professor
(804) 827-8419
Hibbs Hall 419


BA Trinity University
MA University of Colorado, Boulder
PHD Duke University

Research/Teaching Focus

Colonial and early American, Caribbean, African diasporic, and Afro-Atlantic literature, travel writing, digital humanities, sound studies, literature and cultures of Atlantic slavery, and vernacular music studies.


Ed. with Darren Mueller and Whitney Trettien. Digital Sound Studies: A Provocation. Duke UP, forthcoming 2018.

Recent/Selected Publications

Review essay. “The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past; Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature,” American Literature 89:1 (2017): 185–187.

 With Laurent Dubois and David K. Garner, “Musical Passage: A Voyage to 1688 Jamaica,” SX Archipelago: A Small Axe Journal of Digital Practice 1 (2016):

Digital Scholarship

Founder & Director, Sonic Dictionary,

Co-creator, with Laurent Dubois and David K. Garner, Musical Passage: A Voyage to 1688 Jamaica,

Co-editor, with Darren Mueller and Whitney Trettien, Provoke!: Digital Sound Studies,


Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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