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Lauren  Coats 
Assistant Professor
Bachelor's Degree(s): University of Pennsylvania
Master's Degree: Duke University
PhD: Duke University
Phone: (225) 578-3130
Office: 229-D Allen

Area of Interest
Early American Literature, 19C-early 20C U.S. Literature, Literature of Travel and Exploration, Theories of Geography and Space, Theory and Use of Archives
Awards & Honors

2010 Principal Investigator, Andrew W. Mellon Grant Planning Grant

2007-2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Council of Library and Information Resources

2006-2007 Bass Advanced Instructorship, Duke University Graduate School

2005-2006 William Preston Few and Ashbel Brice Fellowships, Duke University English Department

Selected Publications

Archives of Discovery: American Travel and Exploration.  Book manuscript in progress.  

Editor, North Ameri[c]an Atlas.  Lehigh University Press Digital Scholarly Editions. 2010.

“Grave Matters: Susanna Rowson’s Sentimental Geographies.”  In Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple, ed. Marion Rust.  Norton Critical Edition. August 2010.

“Those We Don’t Speak Of: Indians in The Village.” Co-authored with Matt Cohen, John David Miles, Kinohi Nishikawa, and Rebecca Walsh. PMLA.  March 2008.

“Regionalism in the Era of the New Deal.”  Co-authored with Nihad Farooq.  In A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America, ed. Charles L. Crow.  Blackwell Publishers, 2003.