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The James Fenimore Cooper society will sponsor one panel at ALA San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016
"James Fenimore Cooper and Visual Culture"
Chair: Anne Scannavini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
1. "Visual Representation as Political Propaganda: or, How James Fenimore Cooper's The Deerslayer became the 1971 Indianerfilm Die Grosse Schlange," Signe Wegener, University of Georgia
2. "Illustrated Editions of Cooper's The Spy: A Survey," Steven Harthorn, University of Northwestern
3. "James Fenimore Cooper as Art Critic and Connoisseur," Luis A. Iglesias, University of Southern Mississippi.
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- (2015) James Fenimore Cooper, Homeward Bound, Or, The Chase. A Tale of the Sea., Text Established with Historical Introduction and Textual Notes by Stephen Carl Arch. 654 p., boards. New York: AMS Press, 2015.
- (2014) Barbara Alice Mann, The Cooper Connection: The Influence of Jane Austen on James Fenimore Cooper.. 251 p., boards. New York: AMS Press, 2014.
- (2012) James Fenimore Cooper, The Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief, Edited by Matthew Wynn Sivils and James P. Elliott. 169 p., boards. New York: AMS Press, 2012.
- (2011) James Fenimore Cooper, The Bravo: A Venetian Story, Edited by Lance Schachterle and James A. Sappenfield; Historical Introduction by Kay Seymour House; Explanitory Notes by Anna Scannavini. 482 p., boards. New York: AMS Press, 2011.
- (2011) Geoffrey Sanborn, Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby Dick, and the Maori. Oxford University Press, 2011.
- (2011) Leather-Stocking Redux; Or, Old Tales, New Essays, edited by Jeffrey Walker. New York: AMS Press, 2011.
- Jeffrey Walker -- Leather-Stocking Redux: An Introduction Anew, and Anon;
William Merrill Decker -- The Africanist Presence in The Pioneers;
Allan M. Axelrad -- The Last of the Mohicans, Race Mixing, and America's Destiny;
Barbara Alice Mann -- Sex and the Single Mixed-Blood;
Robert Daly -- Mohicans, Virtue Ethics, Literature, and Life;
Signe O. Wegener -- Marmaduke Temple: James Fenimore Cooper's Portrait of an American Man of Leisure;
Lance Schachterle -- On The Prairie;
John McWilliams -- Inscribing the Prairie Sunset: Cooper, Cather, and Momaday;
Matthew Wynn Sivils -- "It's Ghastly Visage": Cooper's Leather-Stocking Tales and the Grotesque;
Stephen P. Harthorn -- The Pathfinder and Cooper's Return to Popular Literature;
Wayne Franklin -- "One More Scene": The Marketing Context of Cooper's "Sixth" Leather-Stocking Tale
- (2010) James Fenimore Cooper, The Water-Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas. Edited, with an Historical Introduction, by Thomas Philbrick and Marianne Philbrick. 645 p., boards. New York: AMS Press, 2010.
- (2009) James Fenimore Cooper, Ned Myers: or, a Life Before the Mast . Historical Introduction by William S. Dudley and Hugh Egan. Text Edited by Karen Lentz Madison and R. D. Madison. 252 p., boards. New York: AMS Press, 2009.
- (2008) Anna Krauthammer, The Representation of the Savage in James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.
- (2007) Reading Cooper, Teaching Cooper, edited and with an introduction by Jeffrey Walker. New York: AMS Press, 2007.
- Kay Seymour House -- Is Cooper Obsolete?;
John McWilliams, -- The Pioneers: Stumps in Clearing the Classroom Forest;
Allan M. Axelrad -- "The Shock of Recognition: Twain and Lawrence Read Cooper;
Robert Daly -- From World To Word and Back: Coopers Now and Then;
William P. Kelly -- Republican Fictions: Cooper and the Revolution;
James A. Sappenfield -- Cooper as Experimental Novelist;
Wayne Franklin -- James Fenimore Cooper: The Biographical Matrix;
Lance Schachterle -- Cooper's Works in Print;
Matthew Wynn Sivils -- "Yours, Truly, THE AUTHOR": Cooper's Leather-Stocking Prefaces;
William Merrill Decker -- "Surely Cora Was Not Forgotten": Remembering Africa in the Leather-Stocking Tales;
Barbara Alice Mann -- Fancy Girls: The Creole and the Quadroon in Cooper's Leather-Stocking Tales;
David Callahan -- Cooper's Androgynous Heroes;
Leland S. Person -- Cooper's Otsego: Land to Rove for a Man's Life;
Signe O. Wegener -- Reversing the Courtship Novel: James Fenimore Cooper's The Deerslayer;
David Cody -- James Fenimore Cooper and the Imperial Fantasy;
Gladys S. Lewis -- Fenimore Cooper's Cinematic Legacy: Indiana Jones, the Cartwrights, and Spock's Ears;
Judith Richardson -- The "Littlepages" of History: James Fenimore Cooper and Local History in the Lower Hudson Valley;
Nalle Valtiala -- Cooper's European Landscapes;
Stephen Carl Arch -- Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offense: The "Homely" Truth of Cooper's satire in Home as Found
- (2007) Wayne Franklin, James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years. 708 p. boards. Yale University Press, 2007.
- <2007) A Historical Guide to James Fenimore Cooper, edited and with an introduction by Leland S. Persons. 259 p., paper. Oxford University Press, 2007
- Wayne Franklin -- James Fenimore Cooper, 1789-1851: A Brief Biography;
John P. McWilliams -- "More than a Woman's Enterprise": Cooper's Revolutionary Heroines and the source of Liberty:
J. Gerald Kennedy -- Cooper's Europe and His Quarrel with America;
Dana D. Nelson -- Cooper's Leatherstocking Conversations: Identity, Friendship, and Democracy in the New Nation;
Barbara Alice Mann -- Race Traitor: Cooper, His Critics, and Nineteenth-Century Literary Politics;
Jeffrey Walker -- Bibliographical Essay: Cooper and America.
- <2006) Craig White, Student Companion to James Fenimore Cooper. 209 p., boards. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.
- (2005) Signe O. Wegener, James Fenimore Cooper versus the Cult of Domesticity: Progressive Themes of Femininity and Family in the Novels. 191 p., paper. McFarland & Co., 2005.
- (2004) James Fenimore Cooper, Afloat and Ashore; or, The Adventures of Miles Wallingford, edited, with an Historical Introduction, by Thomas Philbrick and Marianne Philbrick, 2 vols., 583, 491 p., boards. New York: AMS Press, 2004.
- (2003) Russell T. Newman, The Gentleman in the Garden: The Influential Landscape in the Works of James Fenimore Cooper. 107 p., boards. New York: Lexington Books, 2003.
- (2001) Jean Soublin, "Bas de Cuir," in his Le Second Regard: Voyageurs et Barbares en Litterature. Paris: Buchet-Chastel, 2001.
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Volume 4 (2012)
- Literature in the Early American Republic: Annual Studies on Cooper and His Contemporaries. Matthew Wynn Sivils and Jeffrey Walker, eds. New York: AMS Press.
Note: Only Articles Pertaining to James Fenimore Cooper or Susan Fenimore Cooper listed here.
- Volume I (2009)
- Rochelle Raineri Zuck -- Cultivation, Commerce, and Cupidity: Late-Jacksonian Virtue in James Fenimore Cooper's The Crater;
Lance Schachterle -- The Themes of Land and Leadership in "The Littlepage Manuscripts";
Allan M. Axelrad -- Cooper's Literary Landscape Art and American Landscape Painting: From Mountain Gothic to Forest Gothic and Luminism;
Leland S. Person -- The Ways of the Hour: Cooper's Scarlet Letter;
Barbara Alice Mann -- Aunt Jane and Father Fenimore: The Influence of Jane Austen on James Fenimore Cooper;
John C. Havard -- The Ideological Significance of Dualistic Native American Characterization in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans and Juan Leòn Mera's Cumandá
- Volume 2 (2010)
- Rebecca Lush -- "Louisianian Lady": Racial Ambiguity, Gender, and National Identity in Cooper's The Prairie;
Stephen Carl Arch -- Cooper's Turn: Satire and the Age of Jackson.
- Volume 3 (2011)
- Wayne Franklin -- Writing America from Abroad: Cooper's Recollected Sources in The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish;
Luis A. Iglesias -- Pirates, Patriots, and the Mexican War: Jack Tier and Cooper's Argument with the Nation;
Proceedings of the Association for Documentary Editing/Allied Session on the Cooper Edition;
Allan M. Axelrad -- Introduction: 2008 MLA Cooper Edition Session;
James A. Sappenfield -- A Conservative Reconsiders the Rationale of Copy-Text;
Karen Lentz Madison and R. D. Madison -- The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish: Noting Cooper's Narragansett Novel;
Stephen Carl Arch -- All Afloat: Cooper's Composition of Homeward Bound.
Volume 5 (2013)
- Anna Scannavini -- Cooper in Venice; Or, the "Telling" Subtext of The Bravo;
Lance Schachterle -- Cooper and the Revolutionary War Novel, 1784-1825.
Volume 6 (2014)
- Steven Harthorn -- An Unfired Shot in the Literary Battle of Lake Erie: Cooper's Unpublished Reply to Alexander Slidell Mackenzie;
Adam Charles Lewis -- Naturalization, Empire and the Pacific Historical Romances of James Fenimore Cooper and James Jackson Jarvis.
- Allan M. Axelrad -- James Fenimore Cooper, American English, and the Significance of Aristocracy in a Republic;
Lance Schachterle -- Patriotism and Caste in The Chainbearer: Cooper's Fifth Revolutionary War Novel;
Sarah Sillin -- Foreign Friendship: James Fenimore Cooper and America's International Origins;
Donna Richardson -- Cooper's Revision of Paradise Lost and of Romantic Satanism in The Last of the Mohicans;
John Hay -- Narratives of Extinction: James Fenimore Cooper and the Last Man.
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