Caitlin Smith Oyekole
Areas of Interest
C19 American literature, early American literature, doubt, epistemology, religion and literature, intellectual history, ways of reading
University of North Texas, BA (Honors)
Caitlin Smith Oyekole is a fourth-year English Ph.D. candidate and Presidential Fellow. Her current research focuses on doubt in American literature from the Great Awakening to the Civil War. Previous projects have focused on print culture and musical practice in colonial New England, the incipient crisis of authority in 16th -century radical Protestant rhetoric, Melville’s formulation of propositional doubt and affective faith, and transatlantic literary responses to C19 scientific advances.
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