Andrew Newman

I'm an Associate Professor of English at Stony Brook University. A lot of my research and teaching is in early American studies. My first book is On Records: Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and Memory. My second book, Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivity, is forthcoming in Fall 2018. Please visit my site at Humanities Commons.

Quotation Mark, Period, @$#&!

Quotation Mark, Period, @$#&!

In this blog post I’m going to touch on an issue of personal significance to me, so forgive me if it becomes somewhat vehement in tone. It’s subject is the punctuation sequence [“.]! To clarify, the sequence I am referring to is the close-quotation mark (“), followed by the period (.), or, alternatively, by a […]

Article Reviews

Article Reviews

These two screencasts describe the article review assignment that I use in my 300-level classes. It’s keyed to the Reading and Summarizing Secondary Sources handout. This demo is an article review of Mark Rifkin’s essay “Romancing Kinship: A Queer Reading of Indian Education and Zitkala-Sa’s American Indian Stories.” We just read the introductory section in […]

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