Volume 45, Number 1, Spring 2012

Table of Contents

About this Issue

p. i
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Consensus and Contest: The Public Humanities and Unsettling Reception

pp. 1-2
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Discovering the African-American Civil War through Mary Chesnut

pp. 3-10
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Confederate Rock and Roll: Civil War Commemoration and Lived History

pp. 11-15
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Recreating a Tour, Recreating a Sense of Scholarly Engagement

pp. 17-23
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Response: The Gravity of Consensus, the Case for Contest

pp. 25-33
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Fate and Discipline: A Comparative Study of The Tale of the Heike and Chaucer’s ‘The Knight’s Tale’

pp. 35-57
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Sympathy and Science: Representing Girls in Abolitionist Children’s Literature

pp. 59-73
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Some Assembly Required: Intertextuality, Marginalization, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

pp. 75-94
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Book Reviews

Beyond Political Correctness: Remapping German Sensibilities in the 21st Century Edited by Christine Anton and Frank Pilipp (review)

pp. 95-98
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Broadcasting Modernism Edited by Debra Rae Cohen, Michael Coyle, and Jane Lewty (review)

pp. 99-102
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Fitzgerald’s Mentors: Edmund Wilson, H. L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy by Ronald Berman (review)

pp. 103-107
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Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640-1868 by Courtney Weikle-Mills (review)

pp. 108-111
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Liberal Arts at the Brink by Victor E. Ferrall, Jr. (review)

pp. 112-115
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Why Victorian Literature Still Matters by Philip Davis (review)

pp. 116-119
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Notes on Contributors

pp. 120-121
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Minutes of the 2011 Executive Committee Meeting

pp. 122-125
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