Literary Periodization in the Anthropocene

Hester Blum

Penn State University

Hester Blum is Associate Professor of English at Penn State University. She is the author of The View from the Masthead: Maritime Imagination and Antebellum American Sea Narratives (2008). Her edited volumes include Horrors of Slavery (2008), William Ray's 1808 Barbary captivity narrative, the essay collection Turns of Event: American Literary Studies in Motion (2016), and a special issue of Atlantic Studies. Blum contributes frequently to Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her new book, The News at the Ends of the Earth: The Ecomedia of Polar Exploration, will appear from Duke in 2018.


This roundtable will be the second of two thematically linked conversations that will occur at separate conferences: the 2017 biennial meeting of the Society of Early Americanists in Tulsa, OK, and the 2018 biennial meeting of... [ view full abstract ]


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P54 » Beyond Early, Beyond American (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Fiesta III-IV)

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