Early American Literature

Edited by Marion Rust, University of Kentucky

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Latest Issue: Volume 53, Number 2, 2018

Size: 6" x 9", approx. 224 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0012-8163

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Founded in 1965, Early American Literature is the journal of the Division on American Literature to 1800 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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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 Texas at Austin
Kathleen Donegan, University of California at Berkeley
Paul Downes, University of Toronto
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, University of California Santa Cruz
Gene Andrew Jarrett, Boston 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 53, Number 2, 2018

Early American Literature Book Prize for 2017:
Patricia Crain

 

“ON Death’s Domain Intent I Fix My Eyes”: Text, Context, and Subtext in the Elegies of Phillis Wheatley
ANTONIO T. BLY

Drain, Baby! Drain? Cultivating Swamps and Citizens in Crèvecoeur’s Immigrant Sketches
KELLEN BOLT

“The Silence Surrounding the Hut”: Architecture and Absence in Wieland
BRIDGET BENNETT

 

FORUM
Editor’s Introduction

Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies: Completing the Turn
ALYSSA MT. PLEASANT, CAROLINE WIGGINTON, AND KELLY WISECUP

Mississippian Contexts for Early American Studies
PHILLIP H. ROUND

Tomahawk: Materiality and Depictions of the Haudenosaunee
SCOTT MANNING STEVENS

Margaret Boyd’s Quillwork History
DANIEL RADUS

 

REVIEW ESSAYS

Native Continuities in Colonial Mexico
MÓNICA DÍAZ

Witnessing the Wilds of Early America
DANIEL PATTERSON

Resources for Early American Studies: Companion Texts
JOHN GERY, PETER THOMPSON

 

BOOK REVIEWS

ERIC GARY ANDERSON, ALICE BROOKE, PAUL DOWNES, ANDREA FRISCH, JOHN J. GARCIA, WAYNE WEI-SIANG HSIEH, ZACH HUTCHINS, JON MEE, CARLA J. MULFORD, MATT O’HARA, JULIE RICHTER, BRYAN C. RINDFLEISCH

 

EDITORS’ NOTE

 

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

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