On the Bookshelf: “Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers & Great Britain”

On the Bookshelf: “Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers & Great Britain”

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brigitte Bailey, associate professor of English, has co-edited “Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers & Great Britain,” published by the University Press of New England.

In this volume, 15 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.