About Us

Searchable Sea Literature is an open resource providing peer-reviewed biographies of North American maritime authors, hundreds of individually searchable links to electronic texts of maritime prose by these writers, and a cross-searchable Google bookshelf of American maritime literature. First launched in 2009 from entries first printed in The Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes, Jill Gidmark, ed., 2000 (courtesy of Greenwood Press), we have continued to expand. Current plans include to provide additional biographies, links to selected criticism, more multimedia materials, and the ability to search by categories based on region, maritime trade, and authors’ gender and background. Entries are written and peer-reviewed by scholars; site editing, design, and research by undergraduates who are primarily students and alumni of The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport (Williams-Mystic).

Spring ’16 Research Assistants “swam through libraries and sailed through oceans.”

Editor: Richard King

Researchers: John Accetta, Beth Anderson, Anna Antonova, Kristen Bayrakdarian, Andrei Baiu, Miranda Cooper, Manuela DeOliveira, Sarah Dohan, Amy Duggan, Rachel Earnhardt, Leah Feldman, Virginia Gresham, Megan Holmes, Jaehyun (Jane) Jeong, Gabrielle Joffe, Nicola Klee, Adam Lerner, Rachel Lewis, Eleanore MacLean, Alexandra McInturf, Beryl Manning-Geist, Svati Narula, Taylor Nutting, Ben Seretan, Victoria Sheng, Lani Willmar, and Charley Wyser.

Web Development: Michael Burdick, Ryan Dillon, Aislinn Doyle, Virginia Gresham, Megan Holmes, Gabrielle Joffe, Eleanore MacLean, and Taylor Nutting.

Please contact us if you have any interest in contributing a biography, being a peer-reviewer, or have any feedback at all.

Searchable Sea Literature
c/o The Maritime Studies Program of
Williams College and Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT  06355   USA
richard.king [@] williams.edu

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