Ivy Schweitzer

2019 speaker


Professor of English and Co-Producer of It’s Criminal

Ivy Schweitzer is Professor of English and past chair of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. Her fields are early American literature, American poetry, women’s literature, gender and cultural studies, and digital humanities. She is the author of The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England, and Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature, a member of the editorial board of the Heath Anthology of American Literature and editor of Volume A, and co-editor of The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology and Companion to The Literatures of Colonial America. She is the editor ofThe Occom Circle, a digital edition of works by and about Samson Occom, an 18th century Mohegan Indian writer and activist, https://www.dartmouth.edu/~occom/, and co-producer of a full-length documentary film entitled It’s Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege, https://www.facebook.com/ItIsCriminal/, based on the courses she co-teaches in and about jails. In 2018, she blogged weekly about the year 1862 in the creative life of Emily Dickinson, https://journeys.dartmouth.edu/whiteheat/, and co-edited with Gordon Henry a forthcoming collection of essays in honor of the Occom Circle entitled Afterlives of Indigenous Archives.