1. Editors’ Introduction
  2. James L. Machor, Amy L. Blair
  3. pp. 1-4
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Essays

  1. Soldiers, Readers, and the Reception of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in Civil War America
  2. Vanessa Steinroetter
  3. pp. 5-28
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  1. Dominican Literature and Dominicanness from a European Perspective
  2. Rita De Maeseneer
  3. pp. 29-44
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  1. Detecting a Feminist Reading Model: Clues in Marcela Serrano’s Nuestra Señora de la Soledad and in Responses from her Women Readers
  2. Alma Kuhlemann
  3. pp. 45-72
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  1. Quite an Original Failure: Melville’s Imagined Reader in The Confidence-Man
  2. Matt Seybold
  3. pp. 73-92
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Book Reviews

  1. Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American Film Culture, 1913–1916 by Richard Abel (review)
  2. Tom Hertweck
  3. pp. 93-96
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  1. Lincoln and Shakespeare. by Michael Anderegg (review)
  2. Paul Dahlgren
  3. pp. 96-99
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  1. Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World by Naomi S. Baron (review)
  2. Yung-Hsing Wu
  3. pp. 99-102
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  1. The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America by Michael C. Cohen (review)
  2. Gillian Silverman
  3. pp. 102-104
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  1. The Critical Reception of James Baldwin 1963–2010: “An Honest Man and a Good Writer.” by Consuela Francis (review)
  2. Lydia Brown Magras
  3. pp. 105-108
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  1. F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature by William J. Maxwell (review)
  2. Molly Abel Travis
  3. pp. 108-111
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  1. The Critics and Hemingway, 1924–2014: Shaping an American Literary Icon by Laurence W. Mazzeno (review)
  2. Cecilia Konchar Farr
  3. pp. 111-113
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  1. British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art 1793–1840 by Maureen McCue (review)
  2. Andrew King
  3. pp. 113-116
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  1. Mark Twain’s Audience: A Critical Analysis of Reader Responses to the Writings of Mark Twain by Robert McParland (review)
  2. Charles Johanningsmeier
  3. pp. 116-119
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  1. What Would Jesus Read? Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America. by Erin A. Smith (review)
  2. Barbara Ryan
  3. pp. 120-123
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  1. New Books in Audience and Reception Studies
  2. pp. 124-125
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 126
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