- The Call for Papers for the 2019 conference is available on the Upcoming Events page.
- Broadview will soon publish a new edition of Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker, edited by Siân Silyn Roberts, which Ezra Tawill says “pulls Brown’s fascinating and difficult novel into a new set of critical and theoretical conversations that reflect early American literary studies today.”
Edgar Huntly is a compelling tale of sleepwalking, murder, and frontier violence set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1780s. His memory and wits shaken by the scenes he has witnessed, ordinary republican citizen Edgar Huntly relates the unpredictable and catastrophic consequences of his chance encounter with Clithero Edny, a mysterious Irish immigrant whose unfortunate but violent history catches up with him in the New World. Huntly’s growing obsession with Clithero plunges both men into physical and mental danger, unsettling the colonial territories of the Delaware basin and the cognitive territory of Huntly’s own mind. Brown’s artful sensationalism transplants the European form of the gothic romance to the new United States, yielding one of the most exciting, metaphysically sophisticated, and historically self-aware novels in early American literary culture. This Broadview Edition includes a rich selection of historical materials on the gothic and sublime, sleepwalking, captivity narratives, and early American literary nationalism.If anyone is interested in this edition for potential course adoption or to review, please feel free to contact:
- Congratulations to Michelle Sizemore (President), Hilary Emmett (Vice-President), and Fritz Fleischmann (Executive Secretary/Treasurer) on being elected officers of the society, and Laurel Hankins, Keri Holt, Mathew Pethers, Karen Weyler, and Elizabeth West on being elected to the Advisory Board of the society. Sam Sommers and Sara Cullen will serve as graduate student members of the advisory board. The term for these positions is the calendar years 2018 and 2019.