Lisa Vetere, PhD

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty

Associate Director of First Year Composition

PhD, Lehigh University

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 409

Phone: 732-571-3611


Spring 2015 Office Hours:
Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.; Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

Spring 2015 Courses:

EN 102 - College Compostion II

EN 491 - Seminar in English

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 101 - College Composition I

EN 102 - College Composition II

EN 202 - Literature II

EN 226 - Literary Studies for English Majors

EN 228 - Foundations of American Literature

EN 324 - Literature of the Colonial America

EN 327 - Mid 19th Century Amer Lit

EN 491 - Seminar in English

EN 560 - Early American Literature

Research Interests:

Dr. Vetere’s interests include: early and antebellum American literature and culture with an emphasis on historiography and the historical romance; American studies; cultural studies; and feminist criticism.

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

“Imagining the Mastery of Cotton Mather: The Performance of Antebellum Manhood in Charles Upham’s Lectures on Witchcraft (1831).” Forthcoming in Cli A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History (Spring 2011)

“The Malefic Unconscious: Gender, Genre, and History in Early Antebellum Witchcraft narratives.” Under revision by request for Journal of Narrative Theory


All the Rage at Salem: Gender, Genre, and History in Early Antebellum Witchcraft Narratives (by request of University Press of New England)

Additional Information:

University Discipline Committee
First-Year Seminar Working Group
Executive Committee, FAMCO
Curriculum Committee, Gender Studies
Curriculum Committee, English Department