Religious Publishing and the Intellectual Climate of New York City as a Space of Literary Production

Damien Schlarb

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Damien Schlarb works and teaches at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He currently works as the managing editor for Amerikastudien/American Studies, the journal of the German Association for American Studies. His research interests include the American Renaissance, Early American religion, the history of science and religion, and videogame studies. He also currently works on a book project entitled Spiritual Alphabets: Herman Melville’s Literary Mediation of Old Testament Wisdom Literature.


Damien B. Schlarb will focus on the decades following the 1830s, when American Northeastern city’s vibrant literary scene combined versions of New England intellectualism and spiritualism with versions of commercial... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Damien Schlarb (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

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P55 » Religious Climates and the Formation of US Literary History (15:45 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment B)

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