Mary Caton is a doctoral candidate in English bridging literary, historical, and digital approaches to sonic scholarship. Her current research on music in early Afro-Atlantic literature exhibits methods for recovering sounds of the pre-recorded past. She founded and directs the Sonic Dictionary and is co-editor of the web collection Provoke! and a book on digital sound studies under contract at Duke University Press. Her essay on music in Caribbean travel narratives is forthcoming from Early American Literature.