"Cognard-Black's study engages and extends transatlantic studies in significant ways. She resists the 'antagonist thesis'. . .that nineteenth-century American writers felt a sense of inferiority to their British counterparts, suffering a sort of Bloomian 'anxiety of influence.' Cognard-Black argues instead that the transatlantic relationships of Stowe, Eliot, and Phelps were not simply examples of British influence on American writers. . . , but demonstrate literary collaboration and interdependence." --Whitney Womack SmithNineteenth-Century Gender Studies (2009)
About the Author
is Professor of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she teaches women writers, the novel, feminist literary theory, fiction writing, and the literatures of food.