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Matthew Bruen
Assistant Professor of English, Young Harris College

Matthew Bruen is assistant professor of English at Young Harris College in Georgia. He studies nineteenth-century American literature, place theory, and the intersections between the humanities and the sciences. 

Written by Matthew Bruen