In this volume, fifteen scholars from diverse backgrounds analyze American women writers’ transatlantic exchanges in the nineteenth century. They show how women writers (and often their publications) traveled to create or reinforce professional networks and identities, to escape strictures on women and African Americans, to promote reform, to improve their health, to understand the workings of other nations, and to pursue cultural and aesthetic education. Presenting new material about women writers’ literary friendships, travels, reception and readership, and influences, the volume offers new frameworks for thinking about transatlantic literary studies.
About the Author
BETH L. LUECK a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. BRIGITTE BAILEY is an associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. LUCINDA L. DAMON-BACH is a professor of English at Salem State University.
"Diverse in scope and style, all the essays are thoroughly researched, up-to-date, and interesting. . . . The contributors zoom in on their subjects' letters, meetings, and friendships, and the women's interactions offer a fascinating window into the insecurities attached to authorial influence. . . . Highly recommended."—CHOICE