Early American Literature

Edited by Marion Rust, University of Kentucky

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Latest Issue: Volume 54, Number 1, Spring 2019

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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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Editor

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

Interim Book Review Editor

Michelle Sizemore, University of Kentucky
michelle.sizemore@uky.edu

Advisory Editor

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

Editorial Associate

Robert Milks

Editorial Assistant

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

Nathaniel Cortas, University of Kentucky
nathaniel.cortas@uky.edu

Editorial Board

Sari Altschuler, Northeastern University
Matt Cohen, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Kathleen Donegan, University of California at Berkeley
Paul Downes, University of Toronto
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California Santa Cruz
Gene Andrew Jarrett, New York University
Meredith Neuman, Clark University
Christopher Phillips, Lafayette College
Sarah Rivett, Princeton University
Cassander L. Smith, University of Alabama
Laura Stevens, University of Tulsa
Scott Manning Stevens, Syracuse University
Edward Watts, Michigan State University
Edward White, Tulane University

Table of Contents

Volume 54, Number 1, Spring 2019

Editor’s Note

#EarlyAmericanLit: Bringing EAL into the Digital Age

Richard Beale Davis Prize for 2017: Monique Allewaert and Mary Caton Lingold

Inventions

Selections from Mistress: A Forthcoming Collection
Chet’la Sebree

Provocations

Space, Time, and Purpose in Early American Texts: Starting from Igbo Landing
Thomas Hallock

Articles

Collecting and Collected: Native American Subjectivity and Transatlantic Transactions in The Female American
Emelia Abbé

Settler Colonial Statistics: Jefferson, Biopolitics, and Notes on the State of Virginia
Thomas Dikant

John Lithgow’s Real Utopia and the Anticapitalist Romance of the Early Republic
John Mac Kilgore

“Government and Manners”: Cosmopolitanism and the “Spirit” of Liberal Democracy in The Federalistand Charles Brockden Brown’s Ormond
Scott M. Reznick

Reading Aloud: Editorial Societies and Orality in Magazines of the Early American Republic
Carolyn Eastman

Writing Whiteness: Antebellum Guidebooks and the Codification of the Landscape in Catskill Tourism and Print
Emma Newcombe

Review Essay

A Work in Progress: Perspectives on the Evolution of American Legal Culture
Ellen Holmes Pearson

Book Reviews

JEANNE ABRAMS, RALPH BAUER, CHRISTOPHER CASTIGLIA, CHIARA CILLERAI, DOUGLAS A. JONES, JR., PHILIPPA KOCH, DINAH MAYO-BOBEE, ANNA M. NOGAR, MATTHEW PETHERS, THOMAS SCANLAN, LANCE SCHACHTERLE, STEVEN CARL SMITH, TARA STRAUCH, JOANNE VAN DER WOUDE

Resources for Early American Studies

Gordon M. Sayre, Gillian Silverman

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