Paul Thifault teaches courses in composition and American literature. While primarily focused on colonial and antebellum writings, Thifault's interests also include modern crime fiction, Native American studies, and US drama. His scholarship has appeared (or will appear) in journals including ESQ: A Journal Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, Literature in the Early American Republic, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, Christianity and Literature, andTeaching American Literature. Thifault currently serves as Co-Editor of Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a biannual scholarly journal of archival and bibliographical research.
- American literature