Mary Naydan

Mary joined the department in 2016 after graduating with a BA in English from Dickinson College. She was a 2014 winner of the Beinecke scholarship, a nationally-competitive scholarship for graduate study. Broadly, Mary is interested in twentieth-century literature and modernism. Specifically, she studies transatlantic modernist poetry and poetics, though her work often challenges traditional chronological, generic, and institutional boundaries. Her research focuses on questions of “high”/“low” literature, myth, national identity, form, genre, and audience. Mary is also excited by the potential of the digital humanities to facilitate new kinds of research projects and make scholarship more accessible to the public.