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Edward Watts

Department: English
Phone: 517-432-0905
Email: wattse(at)

Edward Watts is associate chairperson for undergraduate studies and a professor of English. His focus is American literature and studies before 1900, in the intersections of postcolonial theory, settler nationalism, border and frontier studies, and historical narrative. Currently, Dr. Watts is engaging book projects on race, violence, and madness on the frontier, as well as a comparative study of historical fiction and settler nationalism in the United States, the Confederacy, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia before 1914.