Mary Caton bridges literary, historical, and digital approaches in her scholarship. Her book project on music in early Afro-Atlantic literature exhibits methods for recovering sounds of the pre-recorded past. In her digital humanities work and teaching, she uses multimedia to enrich academic practices with sound. Mary Caton is Assistant Professor of Early American Literature at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her PhD in English from Duke University, and an MA in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.