About

 

Hester Blum

I am an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, where I teach and write about nineteenth-century American literature and about oceanic and polar studies. For more about my scholarship, please see my academic website

I'm a frequent contributor to Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Booksand have also written about my experience on the world's last surviving wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan.