Honors Acting Dean Edits New Book on Transatlanticism

March 8, 2015

sarahrobbins22014Dr. Sarah Robbins, the acting dean of the John V. Roach Honors College, and Dr. Linda K. Hughes, the Addie Levy Professor of Literature at TCU, co-edited a new book, “Teaching Transatlanticism: Resources for Teaching Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Print Culture,” which was published by Edinburgh University Press this month.

Robbins is also the Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature in the English department at TCU.

To provide a foundational resource for teaching in this dynamic field, “Teaching Transatlanticism” outlines conceptual approaches to transatlanticism and offers practical resources ranging from individual assignment descriptions to full course designs.

The collection of essays by leading scholars and experienced professors from Canada, the UK, and the US is complemented by a website, https://teachingtransatlanticism.tcu.edu/teaching-transatlantic/, which makes available appendices material from the collection’s authors (sample assignments, syllabi, teaching ideas, bibliographies, and more).

Interest in transatlantic literary study has intensified along with an impetus toward global studies. The long 19th century offers a crucial timeframe for transatlantic study, given this era’s radically increasing literacy and mass-circulation print, as well as enhanced transportation and communication systems and the rise of professional authorship.

You can read more about the book at https://global.oup.com/academic/product/teaching-transatlanticism-9780748694457?cc=us&lang=en&.

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