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The Spring 2009 issue of Nineteenth-Century Prose (Volume 36, Number 1) is a special issue on William Hazlitt, guest-edited by James Mulvihili, who will join the Editorial Board of this journal beginning with the next issue. With the recent addition to the Editorial Board of Jan Stievermann from the University of Ttibingen, and the continuing long-standing member Martin Hewitt from Trinity and All Saints, University of Leeds, and the addition of Jim Mulvihill from the University of Alberta, the Board is gradually beginning to reflect the internationalist, transatlantic, and global perspectives that have become increasingly common in the humanities disciplines for quite some time.

Recent international perspectives in scholarship are further reflected in the make-up of the participants in this special Issue on Hazlitt: four Canadian scholars, two British, and three American. And Duncan Wu's "Hazlitt, Stendhal, and the British Romantics" reflects the kind of circulation of influence that is especially congenial to the international, interdisciplinary focus of Nineteenth-Century Prose, whether between the British Isles and the Continent or between the United States and the continent. Meanwhile, Branka Arsic and Michael Helfand in review essays explore quite different versions of literary or cultural influence, as the former explores Sharon Cameron's 'American Impersonal,' while the latter distinguishes different approaches to Darwin, who is of course a global phenomenon.

Finally the issue is rounded off by three reviews of recent books in American and British culture: Greg Garvey explores the development of pre-Civil War antislavery attitudes of John Quincy Adams--the only U.S. President to serve in the Senate after serving out his term as chief of state; Ron Bosco explores an important recent work on the expression of grief in nineteenth-century America; and Sara Atwood, whose fine article on Ruskin's Fors Clavigera appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of Nineteenth-Century Prose, explores Lara Kriegel's recent contribution to Victorian cultural studies in her exploration of Victorian museum culture.

Barry Tharaud

Dogus University, Istanbul
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Author:Tharaud, Barry
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Date:Mar 22, 2009
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