Matt Cohen

University of Nebraska

Matt Cohen is Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author or editor of five books, including, with Edlie Wong, an edition of George Lippard’s sensational novella The Killers (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), and, most recently, Whitman’s Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution (University of Iowa Press, 2017). He’s a contributing editor at the Walt Whitman Archive, and is currently at work on a book called The Silence of the Miskito Prince: Imagining Across Cultures in Early America.


In response, Matt Cohen’s investment in the theory and practice behind archival research (and the crucial role that literary historians play in this process) forms the basis of his commentary on these papers. Cohen offers... [ view full abstract ]


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P44 » Untangling “Difficult Collaborations”: Nineteenth-Century Archives in the Climate of Twenty-First Century Classrooms (14:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment A)

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