We’re pleased to announce a prospective Table of Contents for our Cambridge Companion to the Literatures of New York City (edited by Waterman and Patell), due out in late 2009:
Introduction: Cyrus R. K. Patell and Bryan Waterman (New York University)
1. Dutch New York, Before and After Irving: Elizabeth L. Bradley (New York Public Library)
2. From British Outpost to American Metropolis: Robert Lawson-Peebles (Exeter University)
3. The City on Stage: Waterman
4. Melville’s New York: Thomas Augst (New York University)
5. Whitman and the Whitmanian Tradition: Lytle Shaw (New York University)
6. Sunshine and Shadow: Literature of Sensation and Reform: Glenn Hendler (Fordham University)
7. Writing Brooklyn: Martha Nadell (Brooklyn College)
8. New York Novels of Manners: Sarah Wilson (University of Toronto)
9. City of Immigrants: Political and Popular Cultures: Eric Homberger (University of East Anglia)
10. Performing Greenwich Village Bohemianism: Melissa Bradshaw (DePaul University)
11. From the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights: Thulani Davis (New York University)
12. From Poetry to Punk in the East Village: Daniel Kane (University of Sussex)
13. New York’s Cultures of Print: Trysh Travis (University of Florida)
14. Staging Gay and Lesbian New York: Robin Bernstein (Harvard University)
15. Emergent Ethnic Literatures: Patell
Afterword: 9/11 and Beyond: Waterman and Patell
The image of the graphic is from the Czech artist Tavik Frantisek Simon (1877-1942). More is formation is to find on the website http://www.tfsimon.com
The print is by the well known Czech artist Tavik Frantisek Simon (1977-1942). More information is to find on the website http://www.tfsimon.com
Thanks for providing that attribution, Catharine!
this is super exciting! i’m glad to see such generous nyu prof. representation. can’t wait to read it! will you be assigning portions of it for wny after it’s published?
We’ll teach some of the essays beginning next term (though they’re still in manuscript) to see how they work with the class, but yes — we do expect this to be a permanent WNY resource. We’re quite excited by the essays we’ve received from authors so far — which is nearly all of them!
Are you SURE that the Hisorical Society of New York owns the copyright on the print by Tavik Simon? They merely own a copy of the print. I think that the Simon Society owns the rights to the work.
I believe it’s in a private collection, actually. I’ve had some exchange recently with the owner. In either case, we’re not handling permissions for the cover, and the society and the owner are both thrilled it’s being used — as are we!
Actually, since it’s a print, you’re right: who would own the copyright? I’ve seen it printed before with a credit line to NYHS.