Mary Eyring


4131 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

There is no place like BYU to teach. Whatever our differences in opinion or interests, I know what I share with my students: A love of learning and a belief in the power of education to refine, strengthen, and enliven us. These shared values make it possible for us to approach complex questions and important topics from a variety of perspectives, and to work together to learn and to produce knowledge.


I study American literature and life before 1860. I’m interested in the diversity of America during this period. My current book-in-progress is titled _Saltwater: Globalizing Early New England Grief_, and it explores the way minor but sustained afflictive experiences connected Americans geographically and emotionally.

Selected Publications

  • _Captains of Charity_: The Writing and Wages of Postrevolutionary Atlantic Benevolence (University of New Hampshire Press, 2017).
  • Saltwater: Globalizing Early New England Grief (in progress).


Later this year, I’ll begin coordinating our English MA and MFA programs.

Citizenship assignments

-English 251 Coordinator
-Hiring Committee Member
-“Designing the Major” Committee Member
-Graduate Advisory Committee Member

Office Hours
Tuesday 4:00p-5:00p