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- Early Years, 1771–1795
- Later Years, 1795–1810
- <i>Wieland</i>; or, The Transformation of American Literary History
- <i>Ormond; or, The Secret Witness</i>
- <i>Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793</i>
- On Felons and Fallacies: <i>Edgar Huntly</i>
- <i>Stephen Calvert</i>’s Unfinished Business
- <i>Clara Howard</i>: <i>in a Series of Letters</i>
- <i>Jane Talbot, a Novel</i>
- History, Romance, and the Novel
- <i>Historical Sketches</i>
- Political Pamphlets
- “Annals of Europe and America” and Brown’s Contribution to Early American Periodicals
- Short Fiction
- Brown and the Woldwinites
- Brown and Women’s Rights
- Slavery, Abolition, and African Americans in Brown
- Brown’s Philadelphia Quaker Milieu
- Brown, the Illuminati, and the Public Sphere
- Brown, Empire, and Colonialism
- Brown and Physiology
- Brown and the Yellow Fever
- Brown and Sex
- Brown’s American Gothic
- Brown, Sensibility, and Sentimentalism
- Brown and the Novel in the Atlantic World
- Brown and Classicism
- Brown’s Studies in Literary Geography
- Brown, the Visual Arts, and Architecture
- Brown’s Literary Afterlife
- Brown’s Early Biographers and Reception, 1815–1940s
- Brown’s Later Biographers and Reception, 1949–2000s
- Brown Studies Now and in Transition
Abstract and Keywords
The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown provides an up-to-date survey of the life of and full range of writings by Charles Brockden Brown (1771–1810), a key writer of the Atlantic revolutionary age and the early American republic. Through the late twentieth century, Brown was best known as an important author of political romances in the Gothic mode that were widely influential in the Romantic era and has generated large amounts of scholarship as a crucial figure in the history of the American novel. More recent work recognizes him likewise as an influential editor, historian, and writer in other genres such as poetry, short fiction, and essays and as a figure whose work resonated throughout the Atlantic world of the revolutionary age. The Oxford Handbook’s thirty-five chapters build on the research of the most recent scholarly generation to introduce readers to Brown and explore his wide-ranging work.
Philip Barnard is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas. He is textual editor of the Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition (brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu) and the Bucknell Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edition, as well as a volume coeditor (with Mark L. Kamrath and Elizabeth Hewitt) on Vol. 1, Letters and Early Epistolary Writings (2013). With Kamrath and Stephen Shapiro, he edited Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality in the Early Republic (2004); with Shapiro, he edited Brown’s four canonical romances and Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (2006–2013), translated and edited François Guéry and Didier Deleule’s The Productive Body (1972/2014), and authored Pentecostal Modernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles, and World-Systems Culture (2017). With Cheryl Lester, he translated and edited Philipe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy’s The Literary Absolute: The Theory of Literature in German Romanticism (1978/1988).
Hilary Emmett is Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches American literature in its transnational contexts, with a particular focus on transpacific approaches. She has published essays on comparative Australian and American literature in Journal of American Studies and Australasian Journal of American Studies as well as in several edited collections. She is coeditor (with Matthew Pethers and Leonard von Morzé) of The Monthly Magazine and Other Writings 1789– 1802, Vol. 2 of the Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown series.
Stephen Shapiro teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He is a volume editor (with Mark L. Kamrath and Maureen Tuthill) of Political Pamphlets, Vol. 4 of the ongoing Brown Electronic Archive (brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu) and the Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edition. He is the author of The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic World-System (2008). With Philip Barnard and Kamrath, he edited Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality in the Early Republic (2004); with Barnard, he edited Brown’s four canonical romances and Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (2006–2013), translated and edited François Guéry and Didier Deleule’s The Productive Body (1972/2014), and authored Pentecostal Modernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles, and World-Systems Culture (2017).
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