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Acts of Modernity: The Historical Novel and Effective Communication, 1814–1901

Acts of Modernity: The Historical Novel and Effective Communication, 1814–1901

1st Edition

David Buchanan
August 31, 2017

In Acts of Modernity, David Buchanan reads nineteenth-century historical novels from Scotland, America, France, and Canada as instances of modern discourse reflective of community concerns and methods that were transatlantic in scope. Following on revolutionary events at home and abroad, the unique...

Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour

Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour

1st Edition

Amanda Adams
November 25, 2016

Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a nineteenth-century author, Amanda Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. Adams argues that these tours were a central aspect of nineteenth-century authorship, at a time...

The Atlantic Enlightenment

The Atlantic Enlightenment

1st Edition

Francis D. Cogliano, Susan Manning
November 15, 2016

Transatlantic studies, especially during the enlightenment period, is of increasing critical interest amongst scholars. But was there an Atlantic Enlightenment? This interdisciplinary collection harnesses the work of some of the most prominent figures in the fields of literature; intellectual,...

The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture

The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture

1st Edition

Steve Mentz, Martha Elena Rojas
November 11, 2016

During the nineteenth century, British and American naval supremacy spanned the globe. The importance of transoceanic shipping and trade to the European-based empire and her rapidly expanding former colony ensured that the ocean became increasingly important to popular literary culture in both...

Transatlantic Literary Ecologies: Nature and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Atlantic World

Transatlantic Literary Ecologies: Nature and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Atlantic World

1st Edition

Kevin Hutchings, John Miller
November 10, 2016

Opening a dialogue between ecocriticism and transatlantic studies, this collection shows how the two fields inform, complement, and complicate each other. The editors situate the volume in its critical contexts by providing a detailed literary and historical overview of nineteenth-century...

Transatlantic Sensations

Transatlantic Sensations

1st Edition

John Cyril Barton, Kristin N. Huston, a Preface by David S. Reynolds, Jennifer Phegley
October 11, 2016

Bringing together sensation writing and transatlantic studies, this collection makes a convincing case for the symbiotic relationship between literary works on both sides of the Atlantic. Transatlantic Sensations begins with the 'prehistories' of the genre, looking at the dialogue and debate...

Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book

1st Edition

Jessica DeSpain
August 29, 2014

Until the Chace Act in 1891, no international copyright law existed between Britain and the United States, which meant publishers were free to edit text, excerpt whole passages, add new illustrations, and substantially redesign a book's appearance. In spite of this ongoing process of transatlantic...

The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776–1914

The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776–1914

1st Edition

Ruth Livesey, Ella Dzelzainis
October 23, 2013

In nineteenth-century Britain, the effects of democracy in America were seen to spread from Congress all the way down to the personal habits of its citizens. Bringing together political theorists, historians, and literary scholars, this volume explores the idea of American democracy in...

The American Idea of England, 1776-1840: Transatlantic Writing

The American Idea of England, 1776-1840: Transatlantic Writing

1st Edition

Jennifer Clark
August 23, 2013

Arguing that American colonists who declared their independence in 1776 remained tied to England by both habit and inclination, Jennifer Clark traces the new Americans' struggle to come to terms with their loss of identity as British, and particularly English, citizens. Americans' attempts to...

The Materials of Exchange between Britain and North East America, 1750-1900

The Materials of Exchange between Britain and North East America, 1750-1900

1st Edition

Daniel Maudlin, Robin Peel
July 22, 2013

Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the complex cultural exchanges that took place between Britain and America from 1750 to 1900, The Materials of Exchange examines material, visual, and print culture alongside literature within a transatlantic context. The contributors trace the evolution of...

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