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Gregory Specter

Visiting Assistant Professor
McAnulty College of Liberal Arts

632 College Hall
Phone: 412-396-1531


Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.A., University of Delaware
B.A., Wilkes University

Greg has taught courses in composition and surveys of American literature. Greg's approach to teaching both composition and American literature reflects his interests in both digital humanities and digital pedagogy. Greg Specter's current research focus is on Harriet Beecher Stowe and the role the circulation of letters, books, and periodicals played in her personal and professional life. Greg's work on Stowe traces the role of circulation in Stowe's career through an examination of her use of letters, prefaces, and other material forms. Greg's interest in the circulation of texts has also led him examine the role of poetry at the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania during the last decades of the eighteenth century. Greg has presented papers at The American Literature Association, The British Women Writers Conference, The Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Conference, the Norman Mailer Society, and others. Greg is currently co-developing Digital Stowe, a digital humanities project on Harriet Beecher Stowe that looks to serve as a digital hub for Stowe fostering interaction and engagement amongst scholars and the public. Greg's interests in public engagement and public scholarship have led him to be an active user on Twitter (@gregspecter) and his own blog gregspecter.wordpress.com. He is also a contributor to the newly launced Pedagogy and American Literary Studies blog teachingpals.wordpress.com.