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Transatlantic Women
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain
Beth L. Lueck, ed.; Brigitte Bailey, ed.; Lucinda L. Damon-Bach, ed.



Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies

University of New Hampshire Press
2012 • 360 pp. 10 illus. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Literary Criticism - American

$39.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-276-2
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-275-5

$38.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-277-9

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“Diverse in scope and style, all the essays are thoroughly researched, up-to-date, and interesting. . . . The contributors zoom in on their subjects’ letters, meetings, and friendships, and the women’s interactions offer a fascinating window into the insecurities attached to authorial influence. One can find other books on this subject, for example, Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary and Transatlantic Stowe: Harriet Beecher Stowe and European Culture. The present volume is an excellent addition to that literature. . . .Highly recommended.”—Choice

Highlights the social and textual complexity of the transatlantic world for American women writers

In this volume, fifteen scholars from diverse backgrounds analyze American women writers’ transatlantic exchanges in the nineteenth century. They show how women writers (and often their publications) traveled to create or reinforce professional networks and identities, to escape strictures on women and African Americans, to promote reform, to improve their health, to understand the workings of other nations, and to pursue cultural and aesthetic education. Presenting new material about women writers’ literary friendships, travels, reception and readership, and influences, the volume offers new frameworks for thinking about transatlantic literary studies.

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Reviews:

“The influence of any collection is derived not only from its contributions but also from its role as a catalyst for new thinking and further research, and Transatlantic Women offers insights and methods that will help to map our understanding and work on transatlantic literary culture into the future.”—Legacy



BETH L. LUECK a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. BRIGITTE BAILEY is an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. LUCINDA L. DAMON-BACH is a professor of English at Salem State University.






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