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Jerome McGann, ed.
Martin Delany's BLAKE; OR THE HUTS OF AMERICA. A CORRECTED EDITION
(Harvard, 2017) xxxviii + 344 pp.
Reviewed by Evan Loker on 2020-05-19
Since its recovery by Floyd Miller in 1970, Martin Delany's serialized novel Blake; or the Huts of America has been at the forefront of successive trends in politically-minded Americanist Studies.
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Elizabeth Freeman
BESIDE YOU IN TIME: SENSE METHODS AND QUEER SOCIABILITIES IN THE AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY
(Duke, 2019), xii + 228 pp.
Reviewed by Daniel T. O'Hara on 2020-04-07
American
The jacket copy for Beside You in Time explains that its author expands biopolitical and queer theory by outlining a temporal view of the long nineteenth century.
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Jane Porter
THADDEUS OF WARSAW. A NOVEL, Ed. Thomas McLean and Ruth Knezevic
(Edinburgh, 2019) xxv + 414 pp.
Reviewed by Joanna Rostek on 2020-04-02
Novel
A modern scholarly edition of an historical literary text can be appraised by means of two criteria: the quality of the editorial work and the text's relevance for contemporary readers and academic enquiry.
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Ian Duncan
HUMAN FORMS: THE NOVEL IN THE AGE OF EVOLUTION
(Princeton, 2019) xiii 290 pp.
Reviewed by Lauren Cameron on 2020-03-24
This book begins by intriguingly promising to explore "a commonplace that has largely escaped critical attention.
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Anne C. McCarthy
AWFUL PARENTHESIS: SUSPENSION AND THE SUBLIME IN ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN POETRY
(Toronto UP, 2018) x + 218 pp.
Reviewed by Sasha Tamar Strelitz on 2020-02-10
Romantic Poetry
Throughout its intellectual history extending as far back as Longinus, a central characteristic of the sublime is reflection, mostly in the emotional realm as opposed to the rational.
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