Mary Caton Lingold

Graduate Student, Engish

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Humanities Lab, Library and Technology, Steering Committee

Mary Caton bridges literary, historical, and digital approaches to sonic scholarship. In her current project she transforms archival silences into audible history by recovering traces of Afro-Atlantic musical expression in literature. In her digital humanities work and classroom teaching, she uses multimedia to enrich academic practices with sound. Mary Caton’s research was recently featured in this news story on interdisciplinarity at Duke University, where she is currently completing her PhD in English. She previously earned a Master’s degree in English at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Humanities Lab




Documenting the South Through Sound
-- Dec 3 2013
Duke Today has featured Sounds of the South (ENG90S.04), a course affiliated with the Audiovisualities Lab.   Mary Caton Lingold, the instructor for Sounds of the South, is also the project director... Read More
Sonic Dictionary Workshop at HASTAC
-- Oct 11 2016
Sonic Dictionary, the HWL project that has been building a searchable public database of sounds, was recently the focus of a workshop presented by the Publishing Makerspace working group of HASTAC (... Read More