Jennifer Schell

Jennifer Schell received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in the English Department’s Critical and Cultural Studies Program in April of 2006.  She also has an M.A. in English from the University of Georgia and a B.A. in Anthropology from Emory University.  Her specialties include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature, print culture, maritime/frontier writing, ecocriticism, masculinity studies, and labor history. She also has expertise in literatures of the Far North.  She has published articles on J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, William Brown's Clotel, James Dickey's Deliverance, and the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers.  Her book entitled, "A Bold and Hardy Race of Men": The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen was published in August 2013 by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Professor of English

Phone: (907) 474-1982


Office: Gruening 874