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Jack Wright in D.C., Twain and Faulkner at ALA

I spent most of Wednesday reading two Jack Wright dime novels at the Library of Congress.  Both are great examples of proto-science fiction that imagines inventors making a difference in real-world affairs. In “Running the Blockade; or, Jack Wright Helping the Cuban … Continue reading

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Socially Progressive Werewolves and Brown’s Gothic Fantasy

OK, early American SF/fantasy fans: I’m teaching Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly (1799) for the first time next Monday.  I am very curious how students will react to all the lycanthropic imagery in it. The character Clithero goes into a … Continue reading

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