Frictions of Circulation in the Abolitionist Atlantic

Katie McGettigan

Royal Holloway, University of London

Katie McGettigan is Lecturer in American Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her first book, Herman Melville: Modernity and the Material Text, is forthcoming from the University Press of New England in December 2017. She has published in Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, and her essay “Longfellow and the Transatlantic Materials of American Literature” will appear in American Literature in 2017. She is working on her second monograph, titled The Transatlantic Materials of American Literature, 1830-1865, and she serves on the Committee of the British Association of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.


Both nineteenth-century abolitionists and subsequent scholars emphasised how the fluid circulation of money, print, and people between American and Britain created a productive climate for abolitionism. Using the British and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Katie McGettigan (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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