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The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Demos (review)

The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Demos... 948 }eaRlY aMeRICan lIteRatURe: VolUMe 50, nUMBeR 3 Other reformulations might be likewise considered: is a transatlantic text necessarily a western text? Is the destabilizing presence of a "frontier" a characterizing presence in every "early text"? Only by integrating the languages and ambits of western, early American, transatlantic, and feminist disciplines can these scholars produce such an intriguing reformulation of not only a literature specific to those scholarly arenas but also one that reconstructs the history of the novel more generally. Despite the magnitude of these possibilities, both regionalist and "early" American literary studies are still viewed as peripheral in the broader field of American literary history. Moreover, even within our own organizations, early materials are marginal in the WLA and western ones in the SEA. Before the West Was West debuted at the 2014 WLA meeting in a room far removed from the rest of the conference. When Kristina Bross and I planned the Prophetstown Revisited symposium in 2008, one of our goals was to "get the SEA off the coast," an accomplishment she duplicated at the 2015 SEA and Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture meeting in Chicago. Before the West Was West builds http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Demos (review)

Early American Literature , Volume 50 (3) – Nov 18, 2015

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948 }eaRlY aMeRICan lIteRatURe: VolUMe 50, nUMBeR 3 Other reformulations might be likewise considered: is a transatlantic text necessarily a western text? Is the destabilizing presence of a "frontier" a characterizing presence in every "early text"? Only by integrating the languages and ambits of western, early American, transatlantic, and feminist disciplines can these scholars produce such an intriguing reformulation of not only a literature specific to those scholarly arenas but also one that reconstructs the history of the novel more generally. Despite the magnitude of these possibilities, both regionalist and "early" American literary studies are still viewed as peripheral in the broader field of American literary history. Moreover, even within our own organizations, early materials are marginal in the WLA and western ones in the SEA. Before the West Was West debuted at the 2014 WLA meeting in a room far removed from the rest of the conference. When Kristina Bross and I planned the Prophetstown Revisited symposium in 2008, one of our goals was to "get the SEA off the coast," an accomplishment she duplicated at the 2015 SEA and Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture meeting in Chicago. Before the West Was West builds

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Early American LiteratureUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 18, 2015

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