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Discursos Contemporâneos em Estudo     Open Access  
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Dixit     Open Access  
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access  
E-Structural     Open Access  
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
East-West Cultural Passage     Open Access  
Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Écrire l'histoire     Open Access  
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
Éducation francophone en milieu minoritaire     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
El Matadero     Open Access  
El Taco en la Brea     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Elos : Revista de Literatura Infantil e Xuvenil     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
En Líneas Generales     Open Access  
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
English Studies at NBU     Open Access  
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Englisia Journal     Open Access  
Enjeux et société : Approches transdisciplinaires     Open Access  
Enletawa Journal     Open Access  
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entreculturas : Revista de Traducción y Comunicación Intercultural     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eralingua : Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa Asing dan Sastra     Open Access  
Erudition and the Republic of Letters     Hybrid Journal  
ES Review : Spanish Journal of English Studies     Open Access  
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access  
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
ESTETIK : Jurnal Bahasa Indonesia     Open Access  
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Eternal (English, Teaching, Learning & Research Journal)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Etnolingual     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études de stylistique anglaise     Open Access  
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
EuroCALL Review     Open Access  
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
European Science Editing     Open Access  
ExELL. Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Extravío : Revista electrónica de Literatura Comparada     Open Access  
Fawawi : English Education Journal     Open Access  
Feminist German Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Finno-Ugric World     Open Access  
Folklor/edebiyat journal     Open Access  
Foro de Profesores de E/LE     Open Access  
FORUM : University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Funes. Journal of Narratives and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi / Galatasaray University Journal of Communication     Open Access  
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Germanistische Beiträge     Open Access  
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Glotta : Zeitschrift für Griechische und Lateinische Sprache     Open Access  
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gogoa     Open Access  
Göttinger Predigtmeditationen     Hybrid Journal  
Green Letters : Studies in Ecocriticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Hermēneus : Revista de Traducción e Interpretación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Heterotopías     Open Access  
Hikmet-akademik Edebiyat Dergisi     Open Access  
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
HispanismeS : Revue de la Société des Hispanistes Français     Open Access  
Histoire Épistémologie Langage     Open Access  
Homiletische Monatshefte     Hybrid Journal  
Hon no Mushi - Estudos Multidisciplinares Japoneses     Open Access  
Humanidades : Revista de la Universidad de Montevideo     Open Access  
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hungarian Studies Yearbook     Open Access  
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Iberoamericana : Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies     Open Access  
IJEE (Indonesian Journal of English Education)     Open Access  
IJLRES : International Journal on Language Research and Education Studies     Open Access  
IJOLTL : Indonesian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistics     Open Access  
İletişim Kuram ve Araştırma Dergisi     Open Access  
Image & Text     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
INDONESIA : Jurnal Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of English Language Studies     Open Access  
Infinitum: Revista Multidisciplinar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Instructed Second Language Acquisition     Full-text available via subscription  
Intercâmbio : Revue d’Études Françaises=French Studies Journal     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Interference : Journal of Language, Literature, and Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural and Social Studies (IntJCSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Culture and History     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of English Language Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Humanity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access  
International Journal of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Welsh Writing in English     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Linguistics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Inti : Revista de literatura hispánica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Sobre Lectura     Open Access  
Iran : Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Irish Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Islas : Revista de la Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas     Open Access  
ISLLAC : Journal of Intensive Studies on Language, Literature, Art, and Culture     Open Access  
Italienisch – Zeitschrift für italienische Sprache und Literatur     Full-text available via subscription  
Italique     Open Access  
Itinéraires. Littérature, Textes, Cultures     Open Access  
Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Izvestia. Ural Federal University Journal. Series 2: Humanities and Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J-SHMIC : Journal of English for Academic     Open Access  
J19 : The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Jahrbuch for Internationale Germanistik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
JALIE : Journal of Applied Linguistics and Islamic Education     Open Access  
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Jangada : Crítica, Literatura, Artes     Open Access  
Japanese Research on Linguistics, Literature, and Culture     Open Access  
Japanese Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JAWS : Journal of Arts Writing by Students     Hybrid Journal  
Jednak Książki : Gdańskie Czasopismo Humanistyczne     Open Access  
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Język - Szkoła - Religia     Open Access  
Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Al-Qadisiya in Arts and Educational Sciense     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Language and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Linguistics and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Arabic Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Awareness     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Belarusian Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Biblical Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57)
Journal of Chinese Language and Culture, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Commonwealth Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Computer-Assisted Linguistic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Dutch Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of English and Arabic Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of European Periodical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Historical Syntax     Open Access  
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Japonisme     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Language and Discrimination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)

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Early American Literature
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.157
Number of Followers: 10  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0012-8163 - ISSN (Online) 1534-147X
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      Abstract: These four "Captain" poems come from one of the principal threads of World as Sacred Burning Heart, a collection of poems on the Spanish colonization of the Americas. These poems take moments from the lives and writings of various conquistadors—Columbus, Fernández de Oviedo, Las Casas, Cortés, and others—and examine the nature of captaincy. Specifically, they look at how power corrupts and insulates itself with self-justifications. Rather than attempt to control these poems by offering up interpretations, I will, in this brief preface, trace out various literary influences. While still a form of control, it is a more open-ended one. Rather than delimiting a creative text by providing a reading, it places the text ... Read More
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  • Preserving the History of Cemanahuac: Domingo Chimalpahin's Rewriting of
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  • The First Inauguration: George Washington and the Invention of the
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      Abstract: In the summer of 2001, with biographies of various Founding Fathers topping bestseller charts and capturing Pulitzer Prizes, journalist Evan Thomas coined the term "Founders Chic" to describe the newfound popularity of the founders and their stories. Scholars have since adopted the term—though in academic circles, Founders Chic is a pejorative. Trained historians criticize these hagiographies written, most often, by journalists for their uncritical celebrations of elite White men and their lack of scholarly rigor and analysis. Founders Chic centers individual personalities as the key drivers of history and elevates its subjects as examples of the genius, character, and integrity allegedly lacking in current ... Read More
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  • Revolutions and Reconstructions: Black Politics in the Long Nineteenth
           Century ed. by Van Gosse and David Waldstreicher (review)

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      Abstract: Van Gosse and David Waldstreicher have assembled a fabulous collection of essays in Revolutions and Reconstructions: Black Politics in the Long Nineteenth Century. Composed of an introduction, ten carefully written essays, an epilogue, and an afterword, Gosse and Waldstreicher's compendium is firmly held together by an argument that places the politics of Black people at the center of early US history. Gosse and Waldstreicher persuasively argue that from the Revolutionary era, Black Americans and their allies have shaped the US political system. Through formal political activity and protests, Black people and their allies have pushed the US political system forward in the shadow of slavery and white supremacy. The ... Read More
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  • Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelism by Wendy Raphael
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      Abstract: Wendy Raphael Roberts's Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelism masterfully argues in clear, elegant prose that poetry was not ancillary, but primary to the development of evangelical religion in colonial and early republican America. Roberts reveals that where we might have once considered evangelical verse secondary to other genres, like the sermon or conversion narrative, the linguistic effects of such texts emerge out of a poetic culture that viewed poetry as a crucial vehicle for religious expression. Marshalling an impressive array of archival and print sources to stage its argument, Awakening Verse stands as a landmark achievement in the literary historiography of early American ... Read More
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  • A Literate South: Reading before Emancipation by Beth Barton Schweiger
           (review)

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      Abstract: Does reading lead to liberalization' If so, what reading, or kinds of reading' As Beth Barton Schweiger argues, what she calls "the ideology of literacy," which insists on a connection between literacy and liberalization, has been firmly entrenched in American culture since the middle of the nineteenth century. While it can seem obvious that a literacy-liberty correlation does not always hold historically, studies of the nineteenth-century US have long operated under the assumption that the North's higher rate of literacy was a contributing factor in the turn away from slavery, and that the South's relative lack of print publishing infrastructure enabled public opinion to support slavery. Schweiger's careful ... Read More
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  • Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon
           by William L. Davis (review)

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      Abstract: When, during his Western adventures chronicled in Roughing It (1872), Mark Twain passed through Salt Lake, he picked up a book "all men have heard of … but few except the 'elect' have seen." The Book of Mormon is, for Twain, a "sleepy" affair. The text's resonance with Old and New Testaments, its mix of antiquated prose and modern forms, and the abundance of repetitious phrasing all lead Twain to his infamous conclusion: "It is chloroform in print" (127).A new study by William L. Davis would have us revisit these supposedly soporific structures in a new light, or rather with the help of older ears. In Visions in a Seer Stone, Davis makes a significant contribution to the growing field of study surrounding early ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States by Lauren
           F. Klein (review)

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      Abstract: Theories of the archive in early American literary studies and critical race studies often converge on the boundary between archival scarcity and abundance. Scarcity: the textual scraps, silences, fragments, or outright exclusions of marginalized narratives in the early national archives of the United States. Abundance: in possibilities, for the unruly knowledges and theories that we might derive from such archival remnants and spaces; and for methods of interpretation that thwart structures of archival constraint that occlude racialized and otherwise marginalized lives. Theories of archival scarcity and abundance both feed early Americanist desires for expanding our horizons of knowledge about the past and modes ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Making of an Imperial Polity: Civility and America in the Jacobean
           Metropolis by Lauren Working (review)

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      Abstract: However much colonial Virginia or Massachusetts Bay have played outsized roles in the history of the United States, for scholars of English imperialism, the early seventeenth century tends to be overlooked. There was no coherent imperial policy driving colonialization, and James I has traditionally been portrayed as uninterested in empire. Lauren Working's exceptional book, The Making of an Imperial Polity: Civility and America in the Jacobean Metropolis, offers a compelling case as to why we should pay greater attention to the early 1600s when exploring questions about the significance of the early English empire. The book focuses on how imperial experiences in the Americas transformed concepts and practices of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture by
           Eleanor Jones Harvey (review)

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      Abstract: Few books on Alexander von Humboldt, the nineteenth century's world-famous explorer, scientist, and popular writer, are fully equal to their subject; this one is. It was created to accompany the exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture, which opened in March 2020—just days after COVID-19 shut down the nation—and ran through July 2021. Fortunately the exhibit lives on, thanks to the online materials which include an illuminating video tour and a trove of additional educational materials, suitable for classroom use from elementary grades through college courses.Even more fortunately, the exhibit will live on for decades to come in ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to
           the Johnstown Flood by Cynthia A. Kierner (review)

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      Abstract: Disasters are hard to avoid these days. Accounts of environmental, political, social, and technological (to name just a few) catastrophes inundate our newsfeeds with stories and images of suffering, loss, and death. Though each disaster is situated in a unique time and place, every disaster's narrative seems to follow a familiar arc. The earliest reports provide quantitative data and scientific analysis. Human interest stories about the victims and villains are then followed by accounts of rescue, resilience, and the inevitable postdisaster investigations charged with ascertaining causes and identifying interventions. Along the way, disasters as varied as warehouse fires, hurricanes, mass shootings, and global ... Read More
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  • Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous
           Peoples in the Americas by Céline Carayon (review)

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      Abstract: Colonial encounters were fraught with misunderstanding: what first reads like a colossal understatement becomes a testable proposition in historian Céline Carayon's stimulating, wide-ranging study of how the French and Indigenous Americans conversed other than verbally before 1700. In the history of Euro-Native relations in the Americas, the prevailing impression, in recent decades, at least, has indeed been one of misunderstanding. By turns ethnohistorical, postmodern and postcolonial, skepticism toward self-congratulatory colonial narratives has carried the day. Even the "middle ground," which Richard White memorably defined as a fragile but lasting rapprochement between the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes ... Read More
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  • Witness to the Age of Revolution: The Odyssey of Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru
           by Charles F. Walker and Liz Clarke (review)

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      Abstract: Charles Walker and Liz Clarke's Witness to the Age of Revolution is a formidable teaching tool. This graphic history recounts the transatlantic "odyssey" of Juan Bautista Tupa Amaro, who was to spend forty years exiled in Spain and North Africa after his involvement in the massive revolt that, spearheaded among others by his much more celebrated halfbrother José Gabriel, shook the foundations of colonial rule in the Andes between 1780 and 1783. A prisoner between that year and the year 1822, and the sole survivor of the Tupa Amaro clan, Juan Bautista published an account of his captivity after regaining his freedom and traveling back to South America. Unable or unwilling to return to his native Cuzco, he died in ... Read More
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  • Biblia America, Vol. 2: Exodus–Deuteronomy ed. by Cotton Mather
           (review)

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      Abstract: Volume 2 of Cotton Mather's Biblia Americana (BA) is the sixth of ten volumes to appear since volume 1 (Genesis) was published in 2010. The first volume, also edited by Smolinski, set a high standard for those to follow (more anon). Taken as a whole, this ambitious publication project has made available for the first time Mather's massive synoptic commentary, a six-volume holographic manuscript of 4,500 folio pages housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Given that the present volume under review is part of the larger project, readers who want to the gain the most from BA and the recent reappraisal of Mather should consult Cotton Mather and Biblia Americana—America's First Biblical Commentary (Mohr Siebeck ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2022)
       
  • "Empire, Sovereignty, and Labor in the Age of Global Abolition" by the
           McNeil Center for Early American Studies (review)

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      Abstract: It is the common lot of all who specialize in early American literature to have a complicated relationship to the discipline of history. On the one hand, in historians of early America we find some of our sharpest, most knowledgeable interlocutors, individuals who have vast experience reading many of the obscure genres and sources that sustain our field, and who are highly skilled at interpreting them. In historical scholarship, we find rich, sensitive portraits of the social and political worlds that witnessed the creation of our most critical primary sources and that formed the context for their circulation and reception. But on the other hand, in our exchanges with historians we risk being reminded of the ways ... Read More
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  • Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750–1850, Annual Conference
           (review)

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      Abstract: Founded as "The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe (CRE)" (1972), which later changed its name to "The Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750–1850" (2005), in recent years this conference has expanded its focus globally, to include the Americas, Asia, and the Caribbean. Proceedings from this conference will be published in cooperation with the peer-reviewed online journal Age of Revolutions. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, this February event was the CRE's first virtual conference, spread over two weekends to combat "Zoom fatigue." As noted numerous times, one advantage was the truly international range of participants and guests. This fit well with the goals of this particular meeting, as the CRE, in soliciting ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Atlantic Jewish Worlds, 1500–1900" by the McNeil Center for Early
           American Studies (review)

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      Abstract: There is something appropriate about a Zoom conference organized around the theme of diasporic experience. Historians, literary critics, and scholars of religion gathered virtually in early April—despite being scattered all over the globe—for a conference jointly hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. The conference centered on the complex role Jewish individuals and communities played in Atlantic trade, settlement, and revolutions between 1500 and 1900 and invited scholars to rethink the ways in which Atlantic Jewish history and early American studies might better mutually inform one another. The result was a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS)
           (review)

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      Abstract: In April 2021, former US Senator Rick Santorum declared to a conservative youth convention that "[white Christians] birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans, but candidly, there isn't much Native American culture in American culture" (Philip Bump, "In Rick Santorum's Simplified Version of American History, Native Americans Are a Footnote," Washington Post, April 26, 2021). Pretending to mourn a cultural erasure even as he performed it, Santorum delivered these remarks during a pandemic that forced many people to rethink the notion of cultural and political "presence" during periods of enforced physical absence. In several respects, then, Santorum's obtuse ... Read More
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  • "Textual Editing and the Future of Scholarly Editions: A Conference on the
           Bicentennial of James Fenimore Cooper's The Spy" by the American
           Antiquarian Society (review)

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      Abstract: By now, it may be clichéd to remark on the resonances between academic work and the state of life during the pandemic, but a conference about the future of scholarly editions could not help but foreground alternative ways of conducting and disseminating research. At a conference hosted by the American Antiquarian Society in late May 2021, commemorating in part the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Spy, scholars of literature and history discussed their efforts to widen the scope of textual editing, whether by challenging limits of the canon or by conceiving of alternative forms of presenting and creating edited texts. Over two days, the conference's presenters and ... Read More
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  • Notes on Contributors

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      Abstract: ajay kumar batra is a postdoctoral scholar in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at the University of Southern California. His research illuminates the heterodox visions of liberation and of the good life that Atlantic African diasporans generated during early modernity and the Age of Revolutions. His current book project examines how Black diasporans in the United States and the British Caribbean theorized abolition during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021.josé carlos de la puente luna is associate professor of history and director of graduate studies at Texas State University. He is the author of Los curacas hechiceros de Jauja: ... Read More
      PubDate: 2022-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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