Mary Fuller received her B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Johns Hopkins. She specializes in Renaissance and Medieval literature, and the literature of travel and exploration. More generally, she is interested in genre: what gets called literature, what gets called history, and what the consequences are of making the distinction. Within the broader field of Renaissance literature and culture, she is particularly interested in lyric poetry by both men and women, and in early English travel writing.Her publications include Voyages in Print: English Travel to America 1576-1625, as well as a number of articles and chapters on Guiana, Newfoundland, the American South, Algiers, and Constantinople or (otherwise put) English contacts with Islam, post-colonial poetry, and the use of gender in writing about discovery.