About Us

Searchable Sea Literature is an open resource providing peer-reviewed biographies of anglophone 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 literature set on the ocean or focused on the sea. First launched in 2009 from entries 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).

Research Assistants Sarah Dohan and Rachel Earnhardt at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

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, Dominick Leskiw, Eleanore MacLean, Emma McCauley, Alexandra McInturf, Beryl Manning-Geist, Marija Miklavčič, Svati Narula, Taylor Nutting, Ariel Petchel, 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 interest in contributing a biography, being a peer-reviewer, or have general feedback.

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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