English 41: Literatures in English, 1688-1865

A Recent Bibliography of Literary Criticism in American Literary Studies
Compiled by Philip Gould

arrowTheoretical Issues | arrowThe Eighteenth Century | arrowNineteenth Century
arrowIssues of the Literary Canon |arrowAdditions 2002

arrowKey Journals in the Field

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Theoretical Issues

Bauer, Ralph. "Creole Identities in Colonial Space: The Narratives of Mary White Rowlandson and Francisco Nunez Pineda y Bascunan."American Literature 69 (1997): 665-696.

Buell, Lawrence. "Circling the Spheres: A Dialogue." American Literature 70 (1998): 465-490.

Delfs, Arne. "Anxieties of Influence: Perry Miller and Sacvan Bercovitch." New England Quarterly 70 (1997): 601-15.

Giles, Paul. "Virtual Americans: The Internationalization of American Studies and the Ideologies of Exchange." American Quarterly 50 (1998): 523-47.


The Eighteenth Century

Anderson, Douglas. Subterraneous Virginia: The Ethical Poetics of Thomas Jefferson." 18th Century Studies 33 (1999): 233-49.

Barnes, Elizabeth. "Affecting Relations: Pedagogy, Patriarchy and the Politics of Sympathy." ALH 8 (1996): 597-614.

Black, Scott. "Social and Literary Form in The Spectator." Eighteenth-Century Studies 33 (1999): 21-42.

Boudreau, Kristin. "Early American Criminal Narratives and the Problem of Public Sentiments." Early American Literature 32 (1997): 249-70.

Brown, Gillian. "Consent, Coquetry and Consequences." ALH 9 (1997): 625-51.

-----. "The Quixotic Fallacy." NOVEL 32 (1999): 250-73.

Bruckner, Martin. "Lessons in Geography: Maps, Spellers, and Other Grammars of Nationalism in the Early Republic." AQ 51 (1999): 311-43.

Conger, Danielle. "Toward a Native American Nationalism: Joel Barlow's The Vision of Columbus." New England Quarterly 72 (1999): 558-76.

Downes, Paul. "Sleep-Walking Out of the Revolution: Brown's Edgar Huntly." Eighteenth-Century Studies 29 (1996): 413-432.

Dunn, Susan. "Revolutionary Men of Letters and the Pursuit of Radical Change: The Views of Burke, Tocqueville, Adams, Madison, and Jefferson." William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser. 53 (1996): 729-754.

Ferguson, Robert. "The Forgotten Publius: John Jay and the Aesthetics of Ratification." Early American Literature 34 (1999): 223-40.

Fichtelberg, Joseph. "Friendless in Philadelphia: The Feminist Critique of Martha Meredith Read." Early American Literature 32 (1997): 205-22.

Fichtelberg, Joseph. "The Sentimental Economy of Isaac Mitchell's The Asylum." Early American Literature 32 (1997): 1-19.

Holbo, Christine. "Imagination, Commerce and the politics of Associationism in Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer." Early American Literature 32 (1997): 20-65.

Hiltner, Judith. "'She Bled in Secret': Deborah Sampson, Herman Mann, and The Female Review." Early American Literature 34 (1999): 190-220.

Ito, Akiyo. "Olaudah Equiano and the New York Artisans: The First American Edition of The Interesting Narrative..." Early American Literature 32 (1997): 82-101.

Kritzer, Amelia Howe. ""Playing with Republican Motherhood: Self-Representation in Plays by Susanna Haswell Rowson and Judith Sargent Murray." Early American Literature 31 (1996): 150-166.

Lewis, Paul. "Charles Brockden Brown and the Gendered Canon of Early American Fiction." Early American Literature 31 (1996): 167-188.

Luciano, Dana. "'Perverse Nature': Edgar Huntly and the Novel's Reproductive Disorders." American Literature 70 (1998): 1-28.

Richards, Jeffrey H. "How to Write an American Play: Murray's The Traveller Returned and its Source." EAL 33 (1998): 277-90.

Richards, Jeffrey H. "Revolution, Domestic Life, and the End of 'Common Mercy' in Crevecoeur's 'Landscapes'" William and Mary Quarterly 3rd ser. 55 (1998): 281-96.

Traister, Bryce. "Libertinism and Authorship in America's Early Republic." American Literature 72 (2000): 1-30.

Weyler, Karen A. "'A Speculating Spirit': Trade, Speculation, and gambling in Early American Fiction." Early American Literature 31 (1996): 207-242.

Wheeler, Roxann. "The Complexion of Desire: Racial Ideology and Mid-18th-Century British Novels." Eighteenth-Century Studies 32 (1999): 309-32.

Wilcox, Kirstin. "The Body in Print: Marketing Phillis Wheatley." American Literature 71 (1999): 1-31.

Zafar, Rafia. "The Proof of the Pudding: Of Haggis, Hasty Pudding, and Transatlantic Influence." EAL 31 (1996): 133-149


Nineteenth Century

Anthony, David. "The Helen Jewett Panic: Tabloids, Men, and the Sensational Public Sphere on Antebellum New York." American Literature 69 (1997): 487-514.

Baym, Nina. "Delia Bacon, History's Odd Woman Out." NEQ 69 (June 1996): 223-49

Berthold, Dennis. "Class Acts: The Astor Place Riots and Melville's 'The Two Temples.'" American Literature 71 (1999): 429-62.

Bertolini, Vincent J. "Fireside Chastity: The Erotics of Sentimental Bachelorhood in the 1850s." AL 68 (1996): 707-738.

Brown, Patrick. "'To Defend Mr. Garrison': William Cooper Nell and the Personal Politics of Antislavery." NEQ 70 (1997): 415-42.

Davis, Cynthia J. "Margaret Fuller, Body and Soul." American Literature 71 (19999): 31-56.

Dobson, Joanne. "Reclaiming Sentimental Literature." American Literature 69 (1997): 263-288.

Crane, Gregg C. "The Lexicon of Rights, Power and Community in Blake: Martin R. Delaney's Dissent from Dred Scott." American Literature 68 (1996): 527-54.

Ernest, John. "The Reconstruction of Whiteness: William Wells Brown's The Escape; or A Leap for Freedom." PMLA (1998): 1108-1121.

Fanuzzi, Robert. "Thoreau's Urban Imagination." American Literature 68 (1996): 321-46.

Foley, Barbara. "From Wall Street to Astor Place: Historicizing Melville's 'Bartleby.'" American Literature 72 (2000):87-116.

Garman, Bryan K. "'Heroic Spiritual Grandfather': Whitman, Sexuality, and the American Left, 1890-1940." American Quarterly 52 (2000): 90-126

Grant, David. "Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Triumph of Republican Rhetoric." NEQ 81 (1998): 429-48.

Howard, June. "Unravelling Regions, Unsettling Periods: Sarah Orne Jewett and American Literary History." American Literature 68 (1996): 365-84.

Kaplan, Amy. "Manifest Domesticity." American Literature 70 (1998): 581-606.

Kennedy, J. Gerald. "The Violence of Melancholy: Poe Against Himself." ALH 8 (1996); 533-51.

Konkle, Maureen. "Indian Literacy, U.S. Colonialism, and Literary Criticism." American Literature 69 (1997): 457-86.

Macdonald, Christine. "Judging Jurisdictions: Geography and Race in Slave Law and Literature in the 1830s." AL 71 (1999): 625-656

McGill, Meredith. "The Matter of the Text: Commerce, Print Culture and the Authority of the State in American Copyright Law." ALH 9 (1997): 21-59.

McLamore, Richard V. "The Dutchman in the Attic: Claiming an Inheritance in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon." AL 72 (2000): 31-57.

Merish, Lori. "Sentimental Consumption: Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Aesthetics of Middle-Class Ownership." ALH 8 (1996): 1-33.

Reising. Russell and Peter J. Kvidera. "Fast Fish and Raw Fish: Moby-Dick, Japan and Melville's Thematics of Geography." NEQ 70 (1997): 285-305.

Robbins, Sarah. "Gendering the History of the Antislavery Narrative: Juxtaposing Uncle Tom's Cabin and Benito Cereno, Beloved and Middle Passage. American Quarterly 49 (1997): 531-573.

Sanchez-Eppler, Karen. "Raising Empires like Children: Race, Nation, and Religious Education. ALH 8 (1996): 399-425.

Stadler, Gustavus. "Louisa May Alcott's Queer Geniuses." American Literature 71 (1999): 657-78.

Tiro, Karim. "Denominated 'SAVAGE': Methodism, Writing and Identity in the Works of William Apess, a Pequot." American Quarterly 48 (1996): 653-79.

Williams, Susan S. "'Promoting an Extensive Sale': The Production and Reception of The Lamplighter." NEQ 69 (June 1996): 179-200.


Issues of the Literary Canon

Arac, Jonathan. "Putting the River on New Maps: Nation, Race, and Beyond in Reading." ALH 8 (1996): 110-129.

Avallone, Charlene. "What American Renaissance? The Gendered Genealogy of a Critical Discourse." PMLA 112 (1997): 1102-1120

Barlowe, Jamie. "Rereading Women: Hester Prynneism and the Scarlet Mob of Scribblers." ALH 9 (1997): 197-243 (includes responses as well)

Harrington, Joseph. "Why American Poetry Is Not American Literature." ALH 8 (1996): 496-515.


Additions 2002

Bumas, E. Shaskan. "The Cannibal Butcher Shop: Protestant Uses of Las Casas's Brevisima relacion and the Case of the Apostle Eliot." Early American Literature 35 (2000): 107-36.

Baker, Jennifer Jordan. "Franklin's Autobiography and the Credibility of Personality." Early American Literature 35 (2000): 274-93.

Gallagher, Edward. "'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God': Some Unfinished Business." New England Quarterly 73 (2000): 202-21.

Garman, Bryan K. "'Heroic Spiritual Grandfather': Whitman, Sexuality, and the American Left, 1890-1940." AQ 52 (2000): 90-126

Goluboff, Benjamin. "If Madonna Be': Emily Dickinson and Roman Catholicism." New England Quarterly 73 (2000): 355-85.

Greeson, Jennifer Rae. "The 'Mysteries and Miseries' of North Carolina: New York, Urban Gothic Fiction, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." American Literature 73 (2001): 277-310.

Kennedy, Jennifer T. "Death Effects: Revisiting the Conceit of Franklin's Memoir." Early American Literature 36 (2001): 201-34.

McLamore, Richard V. "The Dutchman in the Attic: Claiming an Inheritance in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon." AL 72 (2000): 31-57.

Olson, Alison. "The Zenger Case Revisited: Satire, Sedition, and Political Debate in Eighteenth-Century America." Early American Literature 35 (2000): 223-45.

Rinehart, Lucy. "'Manly Exercises': Post-Revolutionary Performances of Authority in the Theatrical Career of William Dunlap." Early American Literature 36 (2001): 263-93.

Traister, Bryce. "Libertinism and Authorship in America's Early Republic." AL 72 (2000): 1-30.


Key Journals in the Field

arrowAmerican Literary History (ALH)

arrow American Literature (AL)

arrow American Quarterly (AQ)

arrow Early American Literature (EAL)

arrow 18th Century Studies

arrow New England Quarterly (NEQ) (Josiah record only)

arrow PMLA (Josiah record only)

arrow William and Mary Quarterly


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