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Black Sam’s “Evident and Eminent”: Stowe’s Theological Joke or a Typo?

In the National Era, when Haley seeks to catch Eliza and her child Harry, Sam boasts to Andy in Haley’s hearing–after the ludicrous episode with the beech nut and Haley’s horse–about his expectation for the “evident and imminent success of … Continue reading

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Geez, this is difficult

I’ve spent the day making corrections to transcriptions, and geez it’s difficult. Not corrections, exactly, because what I’m doing is attempting to record the characteristic qualities of individual copies, such as type damage. I’m working with three copies of Uncle … Continue reading

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Why I’m a Scholarly Editor

Occasion for this Short Essay: For first-year experience, Kent State University invites students to short session with professor during welcome weekend. The book for summer reading was This I Believe. Because last fall I thought it my responsibility as instructor … Continue reading

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Revising Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Topsy in the Jewett Paperback

Update (May 2012): This chapter has now been published as a fluid text edition in the peer-reviewed open-access scholarly journal named Scholarly Editing. Most of preliminary thoughts below have been revised and reconsidered based on further research and Les Harrison’s … Continue reading

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Teaching Methods of Literary Study

In Fall 2010, I am scheduled to teach a course entitled “Methods in the Study of Literature.” According to Kent State University’s Graduate Catalog, the course’s purpose is to teach the following: Analytical reading and interpretation of published research and … Continue reading

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