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Tim Sweet

Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature
Department of English, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

“Tim Sweet named 2023 recipient of WVU’s Distinction in Graduate Research Mentoring Award”

Tim Sweet is author of Extinction and the Human: Four American Encounters (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021, (, American Georgics: Economy and Environment in Early American Literature (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), and Traces of War: Poetry, Photography, and the Crisis of the Union (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990). His edited collection Literary Cultures of the American Civil War was published by the University of Georgia Press (2016),



American Studies (17th-19th Century)

Environmental Humanities

Native-American Literature