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Spring 2024
English BC3180y: American Literature, 1800-1870
English BC3193: Critical Writing

Fall 2020
English BC3179x:  American Literature to 1800
English BC3927: “A d–d mob of scribbling women”: Nineteenth-century American Women Writers (Senior Seminar)

Past Courses:
English BC3997x: “A d-d mob of scribbling women”: Nineteenth-century American Women Writers  (Fall 2014)
English BC3138x:  “A d-d mob of scribbling women”: Nineteenth-century American Women Writers
English BC 3997:  Reading and Writing Women in Colonial America (Fall 2012)
FYSB BC 1181: The American Supernatural (Spring 2011)
American Studies 3002y: Approaches to American Culture, 1607-1865 (Spring 1999)

Useful resources:
❧  Teaching Resources for the Pandemic
❧  useful links in American literature and culture
❧  Columbia Library reference tools
❧  Addall.com (new books / used books)
❧  Books in Print
❧  Early American Newspapers
❧  Early English Books Online
❧  Eighteenth Century Collections Online
❧  Evans Digital Edition
❧  MLA Bibliography
❧  Oxford English Dictionary
❧  Project Muse
Colonial North America at Harvard Library
❧  http://booksforchildren.pbworks.com
❧  Scrivener
❧  Trello
❧  Columbia Schedule of Classes

Current project:

“The word in it self”: Transparency and Substance in Early Quaker Language (book manuscript) explores the paradoxical complexities generated by early Quaker theories of simplicity in language. It explores the literary theory of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Friends, considering its impact on Quaker texts, on the political activity of eighteenth-century Quakers in the Pennsylvania Assembly, and on the broader American literary tradition, especially in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Selected publications:

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