America and the Long 19th Century

America and the Long 19th Century will publish innovative work in American literary studies from the revolutionary movements of the late 18th century through the early years of modernism at the turn of the 20th century. The series will focus on the relationship of formal and material literary production to the dynamic circulation of people, commodities, and technologies. By linking new archival and cultural research to literary studies, the series will feature works that engage with complex networks of influence, exchange, and appropriation. It will foreground the profoundly generative ideas about political and social life—animated as it was by racial, gender, and class formations—that emerged from the revolutionary movements and shifting geographies of the period. America and the Long 19th Century places the study of 19th-century American culture in its broader multi- and transnational contexts by publishing work that unsettles familiar cultural formations, including the presumptive stability of American literature itself.


David Kazanjian, University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth McHenry, New York University
Priscilla Wald, Duke University


Submissions should take the form of a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include a detailed Table of Contents, 2-3 sample chapters, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae. Please refer to NYU Press’s submission guidelines.

Please direct queries and submissions to Eric Zinner, Editor-in-Chief at NYU Press.