American and New England Studies

Kent C. Ryden

Director & Professor of American and New England Studies

Office

98 Bedford Street Portland, ME

Office Hours Spring 2014

By appointment

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-4941

Kent Ryden is Director and Professor of American and New England Studies. (Ph.D., Brown University)

Kent Ryden joined the ANES faculty in 1994. He majored in English and history at Carroll College in Wisconsin, has a master's degree in English from the University of Connecticut, and earned his Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. He received the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for his dissertation, a revised version of which became his first book, Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place. He is also the author of Landscape with Figures: Nature and Culture in New England. He writes and teaches in a variety of areas, including environmental humanities, regional literature, cultural geography, folklore, and print culture.

Research Interests

Check out Kent's publications on USM's Digital Commons: Digital Commons - Kent Ryden

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