Dr. Dan Walden

Dr. Dan Walden
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor


Early American Literature
Atlantic Studies
Material Culture Studies


Carroll Science, room 310
(254) 710-4311
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. University of Mississippi
M.A. University of North Carolina, Wilmington
B.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Dan Walden researches the influence of the maritime world on the literature of Early and Antebellum America, focusing primarily on how the Atlantic coastline existed as a transitional space between the often conflicting cultural worlds of land and sea during the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries.

He has published in Early American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, Atlantic Studies, Nautilus, among others.

His current long-term project, titled Between Two Worlds: The Coast in Early American Literature, is an examination of how the geographical and cultural realities of coastal spaces influenced how early Americans understood and represented the colonial project in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.