Monday, October 4, 2010

Grasso, Defoe and the "True-Bred Merchant"

ECU's very own Dr. Joshua Grasso has just had an article published in The Defoe Society's journal (exclusively on-line), Digital Defoe (click here to visit the journal's website). Dr Grasso's article appears after an article by Max Novak, one of the biggest scholars in the field.  That's Novak above at left,  Dr. Grasso on the right, and Defoe himself, a little lower down on the left.

Check out this message from Digital Defoe:

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the publication of the second issue of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries, the peer-reviewed, multi-media online journal of the Defoe Society that celebrates the works and culture of the late seventeenth to mid-eighteenth century. You can now access the second issue of the journal [ by clicking on this link] .

This issue, “Strangers, Gods, & Monsters,” features scholarly and pedagogical articles, two book reviews, a note, and recent dissertation and conference paper abstracts. We are also very pleased to feature a special online collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century critical writings on Defoe researched and compiled by Penny Pritchard. The articles, book reviews and note are as follows:

*Geoffrey Sill, “Defoe and the Birth of the Imaginary”
*Maximillian E. Novak, “Defoe’s Spirits, Apparitions and the Occult”
*Joshua Grasso, “The Providence of Pirates: Defoe and the ‘True-Bred Merchant’”
*Scott Nowka, “Building the Wall: Crusoe and the Other”
*Allison Muri, “Digital Natives or Digital Strangers? Teaching the Eighteenth Century Online, from Ctrl-F to Digital Editions”
*Gabriel Cervantes’s Review of A Critical Study of Daniel Defoe’s Verse: Recovering the Neglected Corpus of His Poetic Work, by Andreas K. E. Mueller
*Patrick Tonks’s Note on “Robinson Crusoe’s Brazilian Expedition and The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database” 

 . . . Thank you to all of our contributing authors and to all who helped make the second issue of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries possible,

Katherine Ellison and Holly Faith Nelson
Co-Editors, Digital Defoe
ISSN 1948-1802

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