Allan K. Smith and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of English at Trinity College

Past President of the Society of Early Americanists

ABOUT ME

Hilary E. Wyss (B.A., Hamilton College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) I am the Allan K. Smith and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of English at Trinity College, where I teach courses in early American literature, American studies, and Native American studies. I am the author of over a dozen articles and book chapters as well as three books, including English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012);  Early Native Literacies in New England: a Documentary and Critical Anthology (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008, co-edited with Kristina Bross); and Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity, and Native Community in Early America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000). I have won teaching awards at Auburn University as well as national research grants to support my work.  I have served on the editorial board of the journal Early American Literature and I am a past president of the Society of Early Americanists.​

MY BOOKS AND BOOKS IN WHICH MY WORK HAS APPEARED

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