Emeritus Sterling-Goodman Professor of English

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(Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1980), Sterling-Goodman Professor of English. Prof. Anderson works chiefly with early American literature, though he has published essays on Shakespeare, Spenser, and Milton, as well as on Dickinson, Twain, Cooper, Hawthorne, Jefferson, Bartram, Equiano, and Byrd in The New England QuarterlyELHNineteenth-Century LiteratureEighteenth-Century StudiesStudies in RomanticismThe William and Mary QuarterlyEarly American Literature and other journals. He is the author of A House Undivided: Domesticity and Community in American Literature (Cambridge, 1990), The Radical Enlightenments of Benjamin Franklin (Johns Hopkins, 1997), William Bradford's Books: Of Plimmoth Plantation and the Printed Word (Johns Hopkins, 2003), Pictures of Ascent in the Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (Palgrave, 2009), and The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin (Johns Hopkins, 2012).  In 2000-2001, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his research on William Bradford's history and has served as an advisory editor for Eighteenth-Century Studies and for Early American Literature. Prof. Anderson's new book, The Introspective Art of Mark Twain, will be published in the spring of 2017 by Bloomsbury Press.

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