530 Denney Hall
Areas of Expertise
- African American literature
- American literature before 1900
- Economics and literature
- Popular culture
- PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
- MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1991
- BA, Amherst College, 1988
Elizabeth Hewitt's work concentrates on pre-1900 American and African American literature. Her book on correspondence and American political theory, Correspondence and American Literature, 1770-1865 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. She has also published essays on Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Charles Chestnutt, Judith Sergeant Murray, Pamela Zoline and antebellum business periodicals. She has also edited two volumes in the Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown series (published by Bucknell University Press), including Letters and Other Epistolary Writing. She is currently working on a monograph focused on the fiscal debates of the 1790s and their influence on the development of literary forms in the first decade of the United States.
- Correspondence and American Literature, 1770-1865 [Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- The Letters and Early Epistolary Writings of Charles Brockden Brown, co-editor. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2013.
- Edgar Allan Poe: A Case Study in Critical Controversy, co-editor. Boston/New York City: Bedford St Martin’s, 2015.
- “Emily Dickinson’s Economics.” Emily Dickinson in Context. Ed. Eliza Richards. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- “Charles Chesnutt’s Capitalist Conjurings.” ELH 76.4 (2009).