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Literature in the Early American Republic
Annual Studies on Cooper and His Contemporaries
Matthew Wynn Sivils, Iowa State University
Jeffrey Walker, Oklahoma State University
Lance Schachterle, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Set ISBN-10: 0-404-63910-0
Set ISBN-13: 978-0-404-63910-5
LEAR Honored with CELJ Award for Best New Journal
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The only scholarly journal devoted solely to the study of the literary culture of the fledgling United States, Literature in the Early American Republic (LEAR) is a peer-reviewed scholarly annual that promotes discussion of all facets of the literature that arose during the period roughly spanning from the adoption of the Constitution in 1789 to the death of James Fenimore Cooper in 1851.|
With the growing scholarly interest in America’s early national literatures, LEAR aspires to become a forum for the examination of a host of issues and figures related to the development of the literary culture of the young Republic. Studies devoted to works by minority figures and other historically underappreciated writers, as well as articles dealing with the works and influence of James Fenimore Cooper, are central to its mission. Rooted in the published work of the period—including political texts, natural history, biography, autobiography, drama, poetry, fiction, travel writing, and other cultural documents of the age—LEAR will also address (or establish critical editions of) unpublished archival manuscripts of cultural or literary relevance.
With articles written in a scholarly but accessible style, LEAR will appeal to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and anyone interested in the literature that emerged from America’s early national era.
Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
Literature in the Early American Republic is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. Before an article is accepted for publication, its author must sign a publication agreement affirming that the article contains no instances of plagiarism or copyright infringement.
Click here for submission guidelines and a list of the journal’s editorial board.
Click here for contents to volumes 1–4.
Steven Harthorn, “An Unfired Shot in the Literary Battle of Lake Erie: Cooper’s Unpublished Reply to Alexander Slidell Mackenzie”
Maureen Tuthill, “Virtue and Self-Interest in the Yellow Fever World of Arthur Mervyn”
Laura Laffrado, “Family Matters: Incest and Trauma in Memoirs of Abigail Abbot Bailey”
Joan Varnum Ferretti, “Religious Apostasy and Market Rebellion: The Early Republic’s Crises of Authority in Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale; or Sketches of New-England Character and Manners (1822)”
Adam Charles Lewis, “Naturalization, Empire, and the Pacific Historical Romances of James Fenimore Cooper and James Jackson Jarves”
Notes on Contributors
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