Archive for the ‘WMQ’ Category
By Eliga Gould and Rosemarie Zagarri Eliga Gould and Rosemarie Zagarri convened the forum “Situating the United States in Vast Early America” in the April 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. When Martha Howard invited us to write a piece about our recent forum, “Situating the United States in Vast Early America,” saying… Read More »
WMQ author Cameron B. Strang examines the long process of rewriting his April 2021 article during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The OI reader is a powerful tool for doing the sort of work that early Americanists do. Why not think about taking it for a spin?
By Gordon M. Sayre, author of “Jefferson Takes on Buffon: The Polemic on American Animals in Notes on the State of Virginia” in the January 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia has intrigued me for my entire career. In my dissertation research I read Wayne… Read More »
By Whitney Barlow Robles If given the option to expand my already-lengthy article, “The Rattlesnake and the Hibernaculum,” which appeared in the January 2021 William & Mary Quarterly—well, I would probably decline for fear of losing my reader in its serpentine folds. If forced to expand my essay, on the other hand, I would have… Read More »
By Joshua Piker, Editor It will likely come as no surprise to learn that I spend way too much time worrying about authorial voice. For an editor, that’s very on-brand. I only raise the issue because I’ve been worrying, in particular, about my authorial voice on this blog. I’ve got two go-to voices for blog… Read More »
By Hannah Farber When I help graduate students prepare applications for fellowships and jobs, we sometimes talk about the phrase “my project.” What does this phrase actually mean? Ph. D. students usually use it, reflexively, to mean “my dissertation.” Book writers often use it to mean “my book.” I prefer to think about a “project”… Read More »