Academic journal article Early American Literature

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Early American Literature

Editor's Note

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As this issue was going to press, we received notice of Susan Manning's death. Eve Tavor Bannet offers this fitting and eloquent tribute:

Susan Manning (1953-2013) was a leading British transatlanticist who did more than anyone else to develop the field and ensure that it became a subject that was taught and studied at Scottish universities. Trained

as an Americanist at Cambridge and in the United States, Susan came into her own when she left her teaching job at Cambridge to return to her native Scotland in 1999. There, as Grierson Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and most recently as director of its Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH), Susan did for Edinburgh what Paul Giles did for Oxford--put it squarely on the transatlantic map.

A prolific scholar, Susan is perhaps best known over here for monographs such as Fragments of Union: Making Connections in Scottish and American Writing (2002) and essay collections such as The Atlantic Enlightenment (2008), Transatlantic Literary Studies: A Reader (2007), and Transatlantic Literary Studies, 1680-1850: An Introduction (2011).

But at home, she was also, in her kind, quiet, and totally unpretentious way, a mover and shaker who galvanized others into doing exciting new work on the Scottish Enlightenment and on transatlantic topics. …

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