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Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 5)
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Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
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High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
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Journal Cover J19 : The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
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  • Pleasure Reading
    • Abstract: A regular feature of J19 We all fell in love with reading at some point. But in the workaday grind of our lives, finding pleasure in reading is all too rare. Still, every now and then, it happens. You pick up a book, maybe it's hot off the press, maybe it's got that familiar musty smell because it's been on your—or someone else's—shelves for years. You open the cover and start to skim. Something slows you down. And there it is: you remember what it feels like to want to read every word. Perhaps you've been writing criticism for some time, or you are just starting your career as a critic, and you read a monograph or article that makes you see the things you study in an unexpected, exciting, and challenging way that ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "I Can Dig It": Kate Beaton's C19 Punch Lines
    • Abstract: When I was in graduate school, one of my friends affixed a Herman Melville finger puppet to her desk, alongside two handmade speech bubbles proclaiming: "I would prefer not to" and "unless it's with Nathaniel." I loved it. It evoked a delight in the literature we studied, so nerdy as to cross into a kind of fan fiction. The sexual innuendo and diminutive puppet form of Melville refused to take this canonical writer too seriously. Or maybe it's more accurate to say that my friend took him seriously enough to entwine his familiar words with old jokes about his desire for Hawthorne. I was reminded of her finger-puppet tableau recently, while rereading some of my favorite comics about nineteenth-century culture. In ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • George Lippard's "Theatre of Hell": Apocalyptic Melodrama and
           Working-Class Spectatorship in the Quaker City
    • Abstract: In a January, 1842, article for Philadelphia's Democratic paper The Spirit of the Times, the author George Lippard depicts a visit from a "bona fide spirit, with a tail and two horns." The devilish creature bestows upon Lippard's city-reporter alter ego, "Flib," a magical ring that "render[s] the wearer invisible" and allows him to observe silently the secret exchanges and exploitations of antebellum Philadelphia. Flib's first destination is an unnamed theater, where he observes the manager refusing to pay an actress's salary, even as "a flood of tears . . . roll[s] down her worn and wasted features" and she describes her starving child at home.1 Two years later, Lippard graduated from penny-press reporting but ... Read More
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  • "Fit to Be Free": From Race to Capacity in Jewett's "Mistress of Sydenham
           Plantation"
    • Abstract: When in the spring of 1888 Sarah Orne Jewett accompanied Annie Fields on a trip to Florida, the two women made a brief detour to Beaufort, South Carolina, where they stayed with Fields's friend and dedicated abolitionist educator, Laura Towne.1 Four months later, Jewett published "The Mistress of Sydenham Plantation," a short story set in the same town—Beaufort—in which, halfway through, we catch a glimpse of Laura Towne passing by.2This is a strange departure for a writer whose work is hailed as exemplary of literary regionalism and New England "local color." Jewett seldom wandered away from coastal Maine—in fact, only five out of more than a hundred of her short stories deviate from the New England setting, and ... Read More
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  • Emerson's Memory Loss
    • Abstract: About a month after the 1872 blaze that consumed Bush, the home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson's daughter Ellen Tucker Emerson communicated to her father's friend and literary executor, James Elliot Cabot, an account Cabot would omit from his 1887 two-volume biography titled A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson. While his neighbors struggled to rescue papers, books, and furniture from the burning two-story house, Emerson, according to Ellen, "deliberately" flung other belongings into the inferno: specifically, mementos of his first wife, Ellen Tucker, who had died of tuberculosis slightly more than forty years earlier in 1831, and of his first son, Waldo, who had succumbed to scarlatina eleven years after that, in ... Read More
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  • Big Cats and the Femme Fatale in Yda H. Addis's "A Human Tigress"
    • Abstract: "Mexico is a queer country." So begins the 1893 short story "A Human Tigress" by the American-born author Yda Hillis Addis, who spent her formative years in Mexico, engaged frequently in border crossing, and published original fiction, Mexican legends, and journalism in periodicals on both sides of the US-Mexico border.1 Addis was born in Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, shortly after the unceremonious departure of her family, which held proslavery sympathies, from Lawrence in 1857. Roughly a decade later, she relocated with her family to Mexico, where she accompanied her father, the photographer Alfred Shea Addis, on his travels through the country, became proficient in Spanish, and learned several Mexican folktales ... Read More
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  • Debilitating Courtesies: Tracking Rights in Our Nig and Commonwealth v.
           Aves
    • Abstract: In his study of the "fractal" history of nineteenth-century African American literature, John Ernest asks a series of incisive questions about the complex cultural predicament that Harriet E. Wilson wrote within while composing her novel Our Nig (1859), including, "How could she and her contemporaries go about telling a true story in a land devoted to falsehoods' How did they give a realistic account of their life, their character, and their nature in an absurd social environment'"1 He then generatively proposes that we consider Harriet Wilson's text as comprising "autobiographical reflections on social fictions."2 Following that prompt, this essay considers Wilson's Our Nig as conversant with the potent and at ... Read More
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  • Rethinking Regionalism: Sarah Orne Jewett's Mental Landscapes
    • Abstract: "thought . . . spaces itself out into the world."Writing to a friend in 1894 after the death of his mother, Sarah Orne Jewett advised him[to] remember what Sir Thomas Browne said—about joining both lives together and living in one but for the other . . . I never felt so near to my mother or kept such a sense of her love for me and mine for her as I have since she died. There are no bars of shyness or difference or inexpressiveness or carelessness; it seems as if I had never known my mother before.1Jewett is alluding to Browne's counsel to "be like a neighbour unto the grave, and think there is but little time to come. And since there is something of us that will still live on, join both lives together, and live ... Read More
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  • Introduction
    • Abstract: In the summer of 2015, an unlikely figure announced his bid for the nation's highest office.The Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig was running for president, and his platform was at once familiar and unusual. As he explained in the video announcing his candidacy, America had "lost" something important. Such an assertion might easily be read as a campaign cliché: that elastic attempt to marshal support for whatever ideological agenda the speaker supports, a facile ploy to rally a population to "take back the government." But for Lessig, the matter was more fundamental. For him, what had been lost is democracy itself, or more precisely, the political equality that constitutes the critical component of democracy. ... Read More
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  • A Democracy, If You Can Keep It
    • Abstract: The question of whether the United States counts as a democracy has become a theme that introduces partisan bickering. Although the United States is in common parlance now called a "democracy," some insist that the only proper label for its political form is that of "republic." Take as an example the education system of the state of Utah. The 1895 Utah constitution guarantees a free public education to all, and the state code (amended as of 2003) requires the state's public education system to "offer a world-class core curriculum that enables students to successfully compete in a global society, and to succeed as citizens of a constitutional republic."1 Utah's US Government and Citizenship Core, voted into effect ... Read More
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  • Democracy in Las Américas
    • Abstract: "Here is a word that everyone pronounces, it is the favorite theme of every orator. There are not gatherings, nor meetings, nor discussions in which you do not hear . . . the word 'Democracy.' " Thus opined the politician and poet Vicente Paz in 1876, in the newspaper El Montañes, from the coastal Pacific town of Barbacoas, Colombia.1 Democracy, constantly invoked, was rarely defined in the political discourse of nineteenth-century Mexico and Colombia. Indeed, democracy was a contested term (along with republicanism, citizenship, liberty, equality, and liberalism), embraced by many liberals and rejected by some conservatives, interpreted quite differently by popular groups versus educated elites. This essay ... Read More
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  • Democracy's False Choice: The Reform-Revolution Dilemma
    • Abstract: In the mid-nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass changed his opinion on the proslavery character of the US Constitution. His initial position, held roughly from 1841 to 1851, was largely aligned with that of William Lloyd Garrison. These men defined the abolition of slavery as also the abolition of the nation's narrow foundational concepts of freedom, liberty, equality, and justice and viewed the existing democratic process as a grossly deficient basis for emancipation. They advocated for the reconstitution of the American Union with a new Constitutional Convention, this time with an articulation of freedom fundamentally opposed to enslavement of Africans. After 1851, however, Douglass adopted a reform position I ... Read More
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  • Democracy and Discussion: Albion Tourgée on Race and the Town Meeting
           Ideal
    • Abstract: The New England town meeting has historically been celebrated as both an effective model of self-governance and a school for broader forms of citizenship extending to state, national, and even global levels. In their ideal form, town meetings are schools of democratic citizenship that help foster the cognitive and expressive skills required for coalition building and problem solving. They give participants a sense that they can have an impact on the public domain and contribute to the experience of communal life. The philosopher and progressive educator John Dewey, himself a product of a New England township, summed up a long tradition of reflection about the significance of the town meeting for American democracy ... Read More
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  • Democracy and Disgust
    • Abstract: In a 1794 letter to Thomas Dwight, Fisher Ames expressed disgust at the proliferating "cancer" of the Democratic-Republican Societies. Ames characterized the societies as the "root of an extracted cancer, which will soon eat again and destroy. Any taint of that poison, left behind, will infect the seemingly cured body; therefore the knife should now be used to cut off the tubercles."1 This was not the only time that Ames employed metaphors of ulcers, cancers, and open wounds to describe popular enactment within the body politic, and he was not alone among Federalists in recurring to metaphors of bodily disfiguration to describe the radical democratizing undercurrents of the 1790s. "Our disease is democracy," Ames ... Read More
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  • Farewell
    • Abstract: As we end our five years as coeditors of J19, we'd like to thank our editorial board members for their unstinting commitment to the journal, along with our generous and thoughtful colleagues in the field who have provided invaluable appraisals of essays. The care, concern, and goodwill all these individuals have given to helping authors improve their work have earned our deepest gratitude and respect. We are also grateful for the assistance of Chance Woods and Gabriel Briggs, who served the journal in various capacities and helped us in crucial ways.We survived a very steep learning curve with the good-natured and expert help provided by the staff of the University of Pennsylvania Press. We particularly thank Dave ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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