Imagining a Welsh Print Culture; or, What to do with a Language You Can't Read

Meredith Neuman

Clark University

Meredith Neuman is Associate Professor at Clark University. In her first book, Jeremiah’s Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England, she shifted the focus from what was being said in the pulpit to what was being heard the pew. In her current book project, “What’s the Matter with Early American Poetry?”, she examines circulated manuscript verse, commonplace books, journals, and reader annotation in order to understand a range of elite and non-elite poetic practices by a diversity of early American practitioners. She directs the Higgins School of Humanities.

Maria Windell

University of Colorado, Boulder

Maria A. Windell is an assistant professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is completing the manuscript for her first book project, Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History. Her work has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature, American Literary Realism, and J19.


Languages create their own climates: of belonging, uncertainty, defiance, and fear. They are ways of being in the world, and of being in and of—and apart from—the nation. This panel asks a series of questions about the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Meredith Neuman (Clark University)
  2. Maria Windell (University of Colorado, Boulder)

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P13 » Languages, Nations, Archives (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment F)

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