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The expansive, collaborative efforts of Nina Baym, Wayne Franklin, Philip F. Gura, Arnold Krupat, Jerome Klinkowitz, and Robert S. Levine are an evident success in their publication of The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Seventh Edition), ISBN 9780393930573. This latest, condensed collection has been reconsidered and updated to include...
The expansive, collaborative efforts of Nina Baym, Wayne Franklin, Philip F. Gura, Arnold Krupat, Jerome Klinkowitz, and Robert S. Levine are an evident success in their publication of The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Seventh Edition), ISBN 9780393930573. This latest, condensed collection has been reconsidered and updated to include the best selections to prepare students studying in either one-semester or brief two-semester courses. The guiding force behind this team of writers is that of Nina Baym. Receiving her doctorate from Harvard, she is currently serving as Swanlund Endowed Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor Emerita of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Baym is a veteran in the world of writing with a myriad of published works including the author of The Shape of Hawthorne's Career, Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America, 1820–1870, Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America, American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790–1860, American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences and most recently, Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927. She has also published several essays which are collected in Feminism and American Literary History and has also edited and introduced many reissues of work by earlier American women writers, from Judith Sargent Murray through Kate Chopin. A second contributor to The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Seventh Edition) is Wayne Franklin. Receiving his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, he is currently serving as Professor and Head of English, University of Connecticut. Franklin is also the author of James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years, iThe New World of James Fenimore Cooper, as well as Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America. Philip F. Gura adds his expertise to the mix as well. He received his doctorate from Harvard and is currently the William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Another contributor to this text is Jerome Klinkowitz who received his doctorate from Wisconsin University. He currently serves as University Distinguished Scholar and Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa. Arnold Krupat supplies ample knowledge from his background as well in this textbook. Holding a doctorate from Columbia University, Krupat is the Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. Contributions by Robert S. Levine are a positive asset to this text as well. Receiving a doctorate from Stanford, he currently is serving as Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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