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Peter Balaam

Peter Balaam

  • Associate Professor of English, English

Education & Professional History

University of California (Berkeley), BA; Princeton Theological Seminary, MDiv; Princeton University, MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 2003.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Peter Balaam teaches and writes on American literature and culture from the colonial period to 1900, with special interest in Emerson and the American novel. He is the author of a book on mourning in the antebellum U.S. literature entitled, in Melville’s phrase, “Misery’s Mathematics.” Degrees: University of California Berkeley, B.A.; Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div.; Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D.

Profile updated November 5, 2018

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