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  Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2014

Table of Contents

Pleasure Reading

p. 1

Seeing the Rebel: Or, How to Do Things with Dictionaries in Nineteenth-Century America

pp. 2-13

Most Pleasurable Reading We’re Not Doing: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women

pp. 13-24

“Bartleby,” Empson, and Pastoral Pleasures

pp. 24-33

Lost Books and a History of Reading Them

pp. 33-41

Life during War time

pp. 41-52


“Her Little Maid Mandy”: The Abolitionist Slave Owner and the Rhetoric of Affection in the Life and Early Fiction of E. D. E. N. Southworth

pp. 53-82

Simultaneity- across- Borders: Richard Henry Dana Jr., Alexander von Humboldt, Edgar Allan Poe

pp. 83-106

Knowing as Neighboring: Approaching Thoreau’s Kalendar

pp. 107-129

Forum Indigeneity's Difference: Methodology and the Structures of Sovereignty


pp. 131-136

Sovereignty’s Challenge to Native American (and United States) History

pp. 137-142


pp. 142-148

Colonialism, Constituent Power, and Popular Sovereignty

pp. 148-153

Forum Evidence and the Archive

Introduction: The Aesthetics of Archival Evidence

pp. 155-162

Falsifiability, Confirmation Bias, and Textual Promiscuity

pp. 162-171

Against Accumulation

pp. 172-179

Accounting for Textual Remains

pp. 179-186

Where the Evidence Is: Or, Willie Sutton Visits the Library

pp. 186-194

Contributor Biographies

pp. 195-198

Research Areas


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