Discovering the Archive

The archival piece that I worked with is a letter from Sarah Orne Jewett to an autograph collector. In this letter, Jewett quite candidly expresses her annoyance with autograph collectors. She begins the letter, “Dear sir, I suppose that you mean…
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Blog 8 – Brantlinger Reading

In Patrick Brantlinger’s essay, Heart of Darkness: Anti-Imperialism, Racism, or Impressionism, Brantlinger discusses a reading of Heart of Darkness where Joseph Conrad deliberately contradicts himself throughout the novel. Brantlinger argues that Conrad’s anti-imperialism comes into conflict with his racist attitudes and his…
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