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  • Editor’s Note

With this new issue of Early American Literature there is more to celebrate. Alas, there is also more to mourn.

Lisa B. Voigt, a member of the journal’s editorial board, recently won the Modern Language Association’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures for Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic: Circulations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian and English Imperial Worlds (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture/U of North Carolina P, 2009). Congratulations, Lisa!

As 46.3 was going to press, the unwelcome news arrived of the death of Jeffrey Richards, a longtime member of our editorial board, and a valued colleague to many in the early Americanist community and at Old Dominion University, his home institution. The immediate outpouring of testimonies to Jeff’s scholarship, humility, generous spirit, and wit was truly remarkable. His contributions to Early American Literature were many, and he will be sorely missed, not least by the present and former editors of the journal. [End Page 639]



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