Early American Literature

Edited by Marion Rust, University of Kentucky

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Latest Issue: Volume 56, Number 2

Size: 6" x 9", approx. 328 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 0012-8163; Digital 1534-147X

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Founded in 1965, Early American Literature is the journal of the Division on American Literature to 1830 of the Modern Language Association. It is the only journal that focuses on the scholarship and criticism of American literature through the early national period. It typically includes six essays, an essay review or forum, and several book reviews. For more information, visit Early American Literature‘s website.

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Marion Rust is Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.  She received her undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Harvard and her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford. She has published two books about Susanna Rowson and numerous articles and essays on topics ranging from gender and the personal voice in early Americanist scholarship (American Literature and Legacy), to concepts of intellectual property in the early republic (Studies in American Fiction), to empire studies (Women of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire) and mass psychogenic illness (Common-Place).

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Book Prize

2019 Winner
2020 Call for Entries

Open Access Article

Scholars specializing in early American literature have a duty to the public to raise awareness of how past events and beliefs impact our current lives–especially in the midst of a global pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism. This is why EAL has decided to provide Christopher Trigg’s essay, “The Racial Politics of Resurrection in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World”, open-access on their website. You can read the full article at the following link:

“The Racial Politics of Resurrection in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World,” by Christopher Trigg

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Editor

Marion Rust, University of Kentucky
marion.rust@uky.edu

Co-Editor for Reviews

Katy Chiles, University of Tennessee
kchiles1@utk.edu

Advisory Editor

Sandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre Dame
gustafson.6@nd.edu

Editorial Associate

Christi Stanforth

Editorial Assistant

Alex Gergely, University of Kentucky
alex.gergely@uky.edu

Chinwe Morah, University of Kentucky
chinwe.morah@uky.edu

Digital Media Assistant

Aileen Tierney

Editorial Board

Sari Altschuler, Northeastern University
Wendy Bellion, University of Delaware
Lisa Brooks, Amherst College
Sarah Chinn, Hunter College, CUNY
Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California Santa Cruz
Andrew Newman, Stony Brook University
Sarah Rivett, Princeton University
Gordon Sayre, University of Oregon
Cassander L. Smith, University of Alabama
Derrick Spires, Cornell University
Laura Stevens, University of Tulsa
Scott Manning Stevens, Syracuse University
Edward Watts, Michigan State University
Edward White, Tulane University

Table of Contents

Volume 56, Number 2

Early American Literature Book Prize for 2020

Richard Beale Davis Prize for 2019

Editor’s Note
Marion Rust

Invention

The Raven and the Bobolink: An American Fable
Chi-Ming Yang and Sarah Rivett

Provocation

Phillis Wheatley on the Streets of Revolutionary Boston and in the Atlantic World
Betsy Erkkila

Articles

Proteus and the Moles: Settler Colonial Relations in Thomas Morton’s May Day Poem
Robert Hudson Vincent

Becoming More Than an Englishman: Igbo Cosmologies, Nonhuman Animals, and Olaudah Equiano’s Refusal of Anthropocentrism
Kyle Keeler

Blackness in the “Grey Area”: Representations of Virtuous Labor in Venture Smith’s Narrative
Rio Bergh

Coagulating Consciousness: Neural Historicism and the Onto-Possibilities of Edgar Huntly
Matthew Rebhorn

Literary Nationalism and the Renunciation of the British Gothic Tradition in the Novels of John Neal
Ellen Bulford Welch

On the Skin: Mary Prince and the Narration of Black Feeling in the Early Nineteenth Century
Samantha Pinto

Archives

Conscientious Criticism and the Panther Captivity Narrative
Alex Gergely

Review Essays

New Methodologies in the Study of Natural History
Elizabeth Polcha

Book Reviews

CAROLYN ARENA, JACOB BERMAN, ALEX W. BLACK, CHRISTOPHER BLAKLEY, ANNA MAE DUANE,
HEATHER M. FINCH, EVAN HAEFELI, JUSTIN A. JOYCE, ROBERT E. MAY, JOHANN N. NEEM, ANDREW NEWMAN, MARK RIFKIN, JORDAN WINGATE, JONATHAN M. YEAGER

Resources for Early American Studies

TARA A. BYNUM, APRIL LANGLEY

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