Montana State University

Amy Thomas, Associate Professor

Ph.D. Duke University
19th Century American Literature, History of the Book

Office: Wilson 2-285
Phone: 406-994-4758
E-Mail: amy.thomas@msu.montana.edu

Office Hours: Mon & Wed, 9:30-10:30; other times by appointment

My research focuses on learning about what the world of literature meant to people living in nineteenth-century America.

Selected Recent Publications:

“Reading Acts: U.S. Readers’ Interactions with Literature, 1800-1950,” co-edited with Barbara Ryan, forthcoming Spring 2002, University of Tennessee Press.

“”There Is Nothing So Effective as a Personal Canvass’: Revaluing Nineteenth-Century American Subscription Books,” Book History 1 (1998): 140-155.

“Literature in Newsprint: Antebellum Family Newspapers and the Uses of Reading,” in “Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America,” edited by Michele Moylan and Lane Stiles (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996), 101-116.

Projects:

I am currently working on a collaborative project with Alison Scott, Warren Bibliographer of American History, Harvard University, on reconceptualizing Louisa May Alcott's writing and career in the context of her publishing history.

Resources:

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

American Antiquarian Society

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Updated: 07/21/2014