English 41: Literatures in English, 1688-1865

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Key Journals in the Field

arrowAmerican Literary History (ALH)
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literary_history/index.html

arrow American Literature (AL)
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_literature/

arrow American Quarterly (AQ)
http://calliope.jhu.edu/journals/american_quarterly/

arrow Early American Literature (EAL)
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/early_american_literature/

arrow 18th Century Studies
http://calliope.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth-century_studies/

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

arrow PMLA (Josiah record only)

arrow William and Mary Quarterly
http://www.jstor.org/journals/00435597.html

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