Mary Caton bridges literary, historical, and digital approaches in her scholarship. Her dissertation on music in early Afro-Atlantic literature exhibits methods for recovering sounds of the pre-recorded past. In her digital humanities work and classroom teaching, she uses multimedia to enrich academic practices with sound. Mary Caton is completing her PhD in English at Duke University and previously earned an MA at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is currently a Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Graduate Intern. This past summer, she held a William Reese Company Fellowship at the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota. Mary Caton’s research was the subject of this news story on interdisciplinarity at Duke.