Charles Chesnutt's Reconstruction

Tess Chakkalakal

Bowdoin College

Tess Chakkalakal is Visiting Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M International University and Associate Professor of Africana Studies and English at Bowdoin College. She is the author of Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Illinois Press, 2011) and co-editor of Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs (University of Georgia Press, 2013). She is currently completing a literary biography of the African American writer Charles Waddell Chesnutt.


This panel examines the culture and practices of re-reading in the United States in the nineteenth century. Re-reading was a habitual feature of American literary culture, as readers commonly revisited not only religious texts... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Tess Chakkalakal (Bowdoin College)

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P15 » Practices of Re-reading in the Nineteenth Century (14:00 - Thursday, 22nd March, Fiesta I-II)

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