Susan Ryan to edit Reconstruction Writings, Lady Byron Vindicated

The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (CWHBS) has commissioned Susan Ryan to edit a volume of Reconstruction Writings, Lady Byron Vindicated. Ryan is Professor of English at the University of Louisville where she also serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Ryan specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, with particular interests in US reform movements; the history of authorship and reception; the cultural history of emotion; literatures of the American Civil War; archival and digital research methods; and American periodicals. She is the author of The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race and the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence (Cornell University Press, 2003) and The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace (Oxford University Press, 2016).  Her current book project is tentatively entitled “Figuring India in Nineteenth-Century American Culture.”

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