Paul Westover Publishes New Collection of Essays

Paul Westover's new collection of essays, "Transatlantic Literature and Author Love in the Nineteenth Century," co-edited with Ann Wierda Rowland, explores how readers on both sides of the Atlantic shaped the contours of “English literature" in the 1800s, expressing love for books and their authors through a wide variety of media and social practices. While love as such is difficult to quantify or recover, the records of such affection survive not just in print, but also (for example) in monuments, in art, in architecture, and in the ephemera of material culture. Thus, the authors aim to expand the normal range of literary reception studies.

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