Hester Blum

Hester Blum is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University and the author of The View from the Masthead: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives (2008), which received the John Gardner Maritime Research award. Her edited volumes include Horrors of Slavery (2008), an 1808 Barbary piracy narrative; Turns of Event: American Literary Studies in Motion (2016); and a special issue of Atlantic Studies. Blum is completing a book entitled The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Ecomedia of Polar Exploration.

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