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Matt Cohen

Associate Professor Ph.D., 2002, College of William and Mary

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Biography

Matt Cohen works in the fields of early American literature, digital archives, and the history of the book. He is affiliate faculty in American Studies and Comparative Literature and the Native American and Indigenous Studies program at UT. His essays have appeared in PMLA, American Literary History, The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Mississippi Quarterly, and Book History, among others. He is the editor of a collection of letters by the creator of Tarzan, titled Brother Men: The Correspondence of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Herbert T. Weston (Duke UP, 2005), and the author of a book on early American writing in the context of seventeenth-century English and Native American communications technologies, The Networked Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). With Jeffrey Glover, he edited a collection of essays on media and power in the colonial Americas, Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). An edition of George Lippard's 1849 urban gothic novella The Killers, co-edited with Edlie Wong, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press. He is writing a book on intercultural theory and method in early American studies and a study of the relationship between literary distribution and the poetic imagination in the work of Walt Whitman.

A contributing editor at the Walt Whitman Archive, Cohen has led several projects, including digital editions of Horace Traubel's nine-volume biography of the poet and of the first book-length translation of Whitman's poetry into Spanish, Álvaro Armando Vasseur's Walt Whitman: Poemas. Under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities program for Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, the UT branch of the Whitman Archive is digitizing Whitman's marginalia and his annotations on other writers' works. Click here for the latest on work in Cohen's humanities lab.

In 2008-09 Cohen was a Donald D. Harrington Fellow at the University of Texas; he has been the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Huntington Library, the American Council for Learned Societies, the Newberry Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Networked Wilderness was awarded the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship from the Texas A & M Center for Humanities Research. Cohen was a history major at Oberlin College and holds a doctorate in American Studies from the College of William & Mary.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: American

35405-35440 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm JES A121A
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Instructor:  Cohen, M

Unique #:  35405-35440

Semester:  Spring 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: Literature in History--

This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to North American literature in a range of genres (poetry, short stories, novels, sermons, and more), by authors ranging from Christopher Columbus to Dr. Seuss. We will talk about race, gender, religion, nationalism, and class as evolving historical factors that shape, and are shaped by, literary texts coming out of and dealing with North America from the period of early colonization to today.

Texts: Among others, writings by Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, John Winthrop, Bruce Springsteen, Susanna Rowson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, James Weldon Johnson, Theodor Geisel, and Sherman Alexie.

Requirements & Grading: Lecture and section attendance, with in-class quizzes on the readings (25% of the grade). Two or three examinations (each featuring identification, multiple choice, and essay questions; 75% of the grade).

E 337 • Amer Lit: From Begin To 1865

35940 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm BEN 1.122
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Instructor:  Cohen, M

Unique #:  35940

Semester:  Spring 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: This course surveys the role of writing in colonial North America and in the early years of the United States. It focuses on how what came during this period to be called "literature" shaped power, culture, and identity among the many groups that generated written works in and about North America. We will examine Native American representation, the literature of slavery and the growth of racialism, evolving and competing religious movements, the expansion of print culture, and the publications that came out of imperial competition and radical reform.

Texts: Authors such as Cabeza de Vaca, Rowlandson, Occom, Winthrop, Franklin, Equiano, Wheatley, Douglass, Whitman, Emerson, Apess, Dickinson, and Rowson, writing in a range of genres.

Requirements & Grading: There will be two graded papers, weekly assignments or quizzes, and two examinations.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: American

34785 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm GAR 2.112
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Instructor:  Cohen, M            Areas:  -- / B

Unique #:  34785            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Spring 2013            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to North American literature in a range of genres (poetry, short stories, novels, sermons, and more), by authors ranging from Christopher Columbus to Dr. Seuss. We will talk about race, gender, religion, nationalism, and class as evolving historical factors that shape, and are shaped by, literary texts coming out of and dealing with North America from the period of early colonization to today.

Texts: works by Christopher Columbus, John Winthrop, Bruce Springsteen, Benjamin Franklin, Susanna Rowson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, James Weldon Johnson, Theodor Geisel, and Sherman Alexie.

Requirements & Grading: Lecture attendance, with in-class quizzes on the readings (25% of the grade). Two or three examinations (each featuring identification, multiple choice, and essay questions; 75% of the grade). There is no cumulative final exam.

E 337 • Amer Lit: From Begin To 1865

35410 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm PAR 303
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Instructor:  Cohen, M            Areas:  II / E

Unique #:  35410            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Spring 2013            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: This course surveys the role of writing in colonial North America and in the early years of the United States. It focuses on how what came during this period to be called "literature" shaped power, culture, and identity among the many groups that generated written works in and about North America. We will examine Native American representation, the literature of slavery and the growth of racialism, evolving and competing religious movements, the expansion of print culture, and the publications that came out of imperial competition and radical reform.

Texts: Authors such as Cabeza de Vaca, Rowlandson, Occom, Winthrop, Franklin, Equiano, Wheatley, Douglass, Whitman, Emerson, Apess, Dickinson, Rowson, and Poe, writing in a range of genres.

Requirements & Grading: There will be two graded papers, weekly assignments or quizzes, and two examinations. There is a strict attendance policy.

E 340 • The American Novel Before 1920

35405 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm MEZ 2.124
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Instructor:  Cohen, M            Areas:  III / F

Unique #:  35405            Flags:  Cultural diversity (NO writing flag)

Semester:  Fall 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The story of novels written in the United States to 1920, told in relation to major political and aesthetic movement in the Anglophone world. Fundamental questions about the genre and its contentious development will be raised as we explore the relationship of US-based long fiction to movements such as the Gothic, Realism, Utopianism, and Naturalism, and to modes such as the picturesque, the sublime, and the sentimental. We will ask, among other things, how the novel changed peoples’ ideas about themselves, sent people to war, and built or broke down ideas about “America,” race, gender, and religion.

This course will:

  • survey he American novel between the late eighteenth- and early twentieth centuries
  • model methods of literary and cultural interpretation
  • help students improve critical thinking, writing, and reading skills

Texts:

Susanna Rowson, Charlotte Temple (1791) (Modern Library: 0812971213)

Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn

Lydia Maria Child, Hobomok (1824) (Rutgers University Press: 081351164X)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance (1852) (Modern Library: 0375757201)

Mark Twain, Puddn’head Wilson (1893-4) (Signet Classics: 0451530748)

Sutton Griggs, Imperium in Imperio (1899) (Modern Library: 0812971604)

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905) (Library of America: 1598530550)

James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912/1927) (Hill & Wang: 0809000326)

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and active participation (including quizzes, weekly short response papers, and short presentations), 25%; mid-term examination, 20%; final examination, 30%; two five-page essays, 25%.

E 340 • The American Novel Before 1920

35280 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 330pm-500pm PAR 206
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Instructor:  Cohen, M            Areas:  III / F

Unique #:  35280            Flags:  Cultural diversity

Semester:  Spring 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: The story of novels written in the United States to 1920, told in relation to major political and aesthetic movement in the Anglophone world. Fundamental questions about the genre and its contentious development will be raised as we explore the relationship of US-based long fiction to movements such as the Gothic, Realism, Utopianism, and Naturalism, and to modes such as the picturesque, the sublime, and the sentimental. We will ask, among other things, how the novel changed peoples’ ideas about themselves, sent people to war, and built or broke down ideas about “America,” race, gender, and religion.

This course will:

  • survey he American novel between the late eighteenth- and early twentieth centuries
  • model methods of literary and cultural interpretation
  • help students improve critical thinking, writing, and reading skills

Texts:

Susanna Rowson, Charlotte Temple (1791) (Modern Library: 0812971213)

Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn

Lydia Maria Child, Hobomok (1824) (Rutgers University Press: 081351164X)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance (1852) (Modern Library: 0375757201)

Mark Twain, Puddn’head Wilson (1893-4) (Signet Classics: 0451530748)

Sutton Griggs, Imperium in Imperio (1899) (Modern Library: 0812971604)

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905) (Library of America: 1598530550)

James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912/1927) (Hill & Wang: 0809000326)

Requirement & Grading: Attendance and active participation (including quizzes, weekly short response papers, and short presentations), 25%; mid-term examination, 20%; final examination, 30%; two five-page essays, 25%.

E 337 • Amer Lit: From Begin To 1865

34585 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEN 1.122
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Course Description: This course surveys the role of writing in colonial North America and in the early years of the United States. It focuses on how what came during this period to be called "literature" shaped power, culture, and identity among the many groups that generated written works in and about North America. We will examine Native American representation, the literature of slavery and the growth of racialism, evolving and competing religious movements, the expansion of print culture, and the publications that came out of imperial competition and radical reform.

Texts: Authors such as Cabeza de Vaca, Rowlandson, Occom, Winthrop, Franklin, Equiano, Wheatley, Douglass, Whitman, Emerson, Apess, Dickinson, Rowson, and Poe, writing in a range of genres.

Grading: There will be two graded papers, weekly assignments or quizzes, and two examinations. There is a strict attendance policy.

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing. 

E 395M • Probs In Colonial Amer Lit/Cul

35090 • Fall 2010
Meets TH 600pm-900pm MEZ 1.202
(also listed as AMS 391 )
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From the challenges of representation and translation involved in retelling native American literatures to the qualified postcoloniality of writing in the United States after the Revolution, this course will examine some of the primary and secondary texts under debate in the study of early American literature. Questions about how developing concepts of race, nascent imperial identities, gender ideologies, class structures, and religion informed literatures of encounter will be our analytical focus.  The course will ground these questions in the context of the production and dissemination of early American texts -- that is, in the histories of cultures of communication by print, oral, and hybrid technologies, within both the transatlantic context of British settlement and the intercultural context of indigenous communications worlds. 

Readings

The course covers a wide range of primary documents: poetry, manuscript early native writing in English and Algonquian, travel relations, autobiographies, sermons, and novels.  Secondary texts include historical, theoretical, and comparative studies (B. Anderson, J. Habermas, M. Warner, M. Foucault, M. de Certeau, P. Gould, R. Adorno, I. Schweitzer, E. Dillon).  Indigenous and Spanish works will be read in translation, with secondary essays (Bauer, Cheyfitz, Benjamin, Greenblatt, Rivett) that problematize translation, discuss colonial-era understandings of translation in relation to present-day practices, and raise questions about hemispheric comparative approaches.

E 337 • Amer Lit: From Begin To 1865

34770 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 105
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English 337: American Literature, Beginnings to 1865

Spring 2010 (#34770)
MWF 2:00–3:00 pm; Parlin 105

Professor Matt Cohen
matt.cohen@mail.utexas.edu
Office: Parlin 20
Office Hours: M and W, 3:00-4:30pm, and by appointment

Description
This course surveys the role of writing in colonial North America and in the early years of the United States. It focuses on how what came during this period to be called "literature" shaped power, culture, and identity among the many groups that generated written works in and about North America. We will examine Native American representation, the literature of slavery and the growth of racialism, evolving and competing religious movements, the expansion of print culture, and the publications that came out of imperial competition and radical reform. 

Objectives
The course will:

  • survey American literature from its beginnings to the Civil War
  • model methods of literary and cultural interpretation
  • help students improve critical thinking, writing, and reading skills

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

E 340 • The American Novel Before 1920

34805 • Spring 2010
Meets MW 500pm-630pm PAR 306
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English 340: The American Novel before 1920

Spring 2010 (#34805)
MW 5:00–6:30 pm; Parlin 306

Professor Matt Cohen
matt.cohen@mail.utexas.edu
Office: Parlin 20
Phone: (919) 656-6364
Office Hours: M and W, 3:00-4:30pm, and by appointment

Description
The story of novels written in the United States to 1920, told in relation to major political and aesthetic movements in the Anglophone world. Fundamental questions about the genre and its contentious development will be raised as we explore the relationship of US-based long fiction to movements such as the Gothic, Realism, Utopianism, and Naturalism, and to modes such as the picturesque, the sublime, and the sentimental. We will ask, among other things, how the novel changed peoples' ideas about themselves, sent people to war, and built or broke down ideas about “America,” race, gender, and religion.

Objectives
The course will:

  • survey the American novel between the late eighteenth- and early twentieth-centuries
  • model methods of literary and cultural interpretation
  • help students improve critical thinking, writing, and reading skills

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

Laboratory

Cohen Lab Web Page

Below are brief descriptions of the latest work in Matt Cohen's humanities laboratory.  For fuller accounts, white papers, samples of the projects, and a full list of the research assistants who make all of this possible, see

http://asmodeus.ws/cohenlab/staff.htm

Creating Digital Versions of Walt Whitman's Marginal Annotations

http://asmodeus.ws/cohenlab/annotations.htm

Whitman's marginal annotations--his annotations and other scribblings on or about other writers' printed works--show the poet responding to a broad swath of literary, historical, philosophical, and scientific antecedents, and sometimes take extraordinary physical shapes. They've never been edited as a group before, and most have never even been reprinted in any form. They are an astonishingly rich resource for students of Whitman, of nineteenth-century American literature, and of textual studies more broadly.

In 2007-08, Cohen Lab received a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop software tools and protocols for digital representation of static multimedia documents. We have built prototype tools for marking up such documents as well as for displaying interactive search results for such documents using images and text.

In the next phase of this project, supported by an NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from 2012-2014, we are building a demonstration site gathering scans from the archives that hold large or particularly rich collections of Whitman's annotated material, including Duke University's Special Collections, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and Middlebury College Special Collections; and transcribing and encoding 800 pages' worth of these documents for free public web-based access.

Current staff:

  • Lauren Grewe, Project Manager, Assistant Editor
  • Ty Alyea, Editorial Assistant
  • Brett Barney, Consultant

Credits:

Nicole Gray, Assistant Editor, Project Manager 2010-2012
Elizabeth Frye, Editorial Assistant, 2012
Laura Beerits, Editorial Assistant, 2013
Mike Speriosu, Developer, 2013

Whitman in Translation

In the summer of 2011, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa hosted a Research Seminar, “Walt Whitman International: Literary Translation and the Digital Archive.” Whitman scholars and translators working in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Polish gathered to consider Whitman's poems in comparative translation and to speculate about what an electronic edition of such a comparison might look like.

The group decided to find all translations of one poem, Whitman's "Poets to Come," and present them online. Cohenlab completed a set of Spanish translations in the fall of 2011, published at the Walt Whitman Archive in Fall 2012.

Credits:

  • Nicole Gray, Project Manager and Assistant Editor
  • Rey Rocha, Assistant Editor

Textgrounder

TextGrounder is a system that processes texts to identify the places and times that are mentioned in them and disambiguates them to points on Earth or on the timeline. The system uses a number of natural language processing components, plus unsupervised machine learning methods for disambiguation. The output of the system can be used to create various geotemporal visualizations of texts and text corpora, for example, on Google Earth.

Textgrounder is the brainchild of Jason Baldridge (Linguistics, UT Austin), and is supported by the New York Community Trust. Matt Cohen and Jason Baldridge are co-PIs of a grant to develop Textgrounder for pedagogical uses from Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services at UT Austin. We're trying to make it easy to pull geolocations from literary texts, focusing on frequently taught texts from nineteenth-century American literature.

See http://code.google.com/p/textgrounder/ or https://bitbucket.org/utcompling/textgrounder for more information and a glimpse of the state of the project.

With Walt Whitman in Camden: A Digital Edition

http://www.whitmanarchive.org/criticism/disciples/traubel/index.html

In summer 2012, we completed a digital edition of Horace Traubel's nine-volume work, With Walt Whitman in Camden. This set of books is a treasure trove of Whitman's opinions on all things both trivial and important. Making them available in an electronically searchable form will advance Whitman studies, since few libraries have a complete set and they are cumbersome to use because of their inadequate indexing.  This edition combines fully searchable electronic text of the nine volumes with selected facsimile digital images of the ephemera (letters and poetry drafts, for example) that were reproduced in the original books. We are currently at work on an introduction sketching the literary and material contexts from which Traubel's text emerged.

For full credits, see the links to the individual volumes here.

Walt Whitman's Poemas: A Digital Edition

The first known edition of Walt Whitman's poems in Spanish translation, titled Poemas, appeared in 1912 in Valencia. Translated by Uruguayan poet and socialist Álvaro Armando Vasseur, the text was based largely on a previously published Italian translation and other foreign editions.

This digital edition is freely available at the Walt Whitman Archive (http://www.whitmanarchive.org), offering both the opportunity to teach Whitman's poetry from its first widely distributed Spanish translation and to consider the larger questions of translation, both literary and cultural, raised by its complex translation history. An introduction by Rachel Price and Matt Cohen traces what is known of the bibliographical genealogy and critical discussion of the text, situates Poemas in its contemporary international literary and political context, and briefly sketches important or unusual features of Vasseur's translation.

Bibliography of Walt Whitman Criticism

http://www.whitmanarchive.org/criticism/bibliography/index.html

The Whitman bibliography is one of the most powerful and important tools on the Walt Whitman Archive. This critical bibliography of Whitman, dating back to the earliest reviews of his work, represents the only such online, searchable resource available for a major American author. With the generous permission of Donald Kummings, editor of Walt Whitman, 1940-1975: A Reference Guide (G.K. Hall, 1982), we expanded the database back to 1940; in 2009-10 we completed the automated updating of the database with entries from Scott Giantvalley's bibliography, dating back to Whitman's time. These bibliographies will, as part of the ongoing work of the Archive, be edited and supplemented with newly discovered entries.

Staff:

  • Matt Cohen
  • Travis Brown
  • Erica Fretwell
  • Bethany Allen

Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies, 2010-2011

During the 2010-11 academic year, I was co-director, with Lars Hinrichs, of the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS). TILTS is a series of year-long institutes with changing themes, hosted by the UT English Department. The 2010-11 theme was "The Digital and the Human(ities)."

We held three symposia: February 3-5; March 10-12; and May 26-28. Each symposium focused on a different aspect of the digital humanities that's getting a lot of attention lately.

Please visit our website, which features streaming video of the keynotes, a full program, and audio files of many of the panels; and follow us on Twitter

Publications

Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover, ed. Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014).

Matt Cohen, interview by Bob Phillips. Arts Review feature on The Networked Wilderness. Aboriginal Voices Radio. Toronto, Canada. Radio and internet broadcast. Aired 17 Nov. and 24 Nov. 2013. <https://soundcloud.com/matt_cohen/sets/matt-cohen-interviewed-by-bob >

Matt Cohen, “‘The Indians Told Them That Sickness Would Follow’: A Response to Miraculous Plagues,” and “Response to Cristobal Silva,” William & Mary Quarterly 3rd. ser. 70.4 (Oct 2013): 827-831; 847-48.

Whitman, Walt. “Song of Myself / El canto de mí mismo.” Trans. Matt Cohen. WhitmanWeb. Iowa City: International Writing Program, University of Iowa (2012-2013). Part of a parallel translation project, publishing the 52 sections of “Song of Myself,” one section each week from October 2012-2013. <http://iwp.uiowa.edu/whitmanweb/es/section-1>

Matt Cohen, "Indigenous Networks: Rethinking Print Culture through Early American Media," Common-Place 12.2 (2012) <http://www.common-place.org/vol-12/no-02/author/>

Matt Cohen and Lars Hinrichs, ed. "Literature and Linguistics: Computation and Convergence." Special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language 54.3 (2012). "Introduction," 299-302.

Matt Cohen, “The Codex and the Knife.” Textual Cultures 6:2 (Autumn 2011 [2012]): 109-118.

Matt Cohen, “The Dove and the Serpent: Indian and English Deception in Early New England.” Native Acts: American Indian Performance. Joshua David Bellin and Laura Mielke, eds. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. 27-52.

Matt Cohen, “The New Life of the New Forms: American Literary Studies and the Digital Humanities.” For The Blackwell Companion to American Literary Studies. Caroline Levander and Robert Levine, eds. London: Blackwell, 2011. 532-548.

Matt Cohen, “Design and Politics in Electronic American Literary Archives,” The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. Amy Earhart and Andrew Jewell, eds. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. 228-249.

Matt Cohen, "New England, Nonesuch." American Literary History 22.2 (2010): 307-319.

Matt Cohen, The Networked Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009).

Matt Cohen, “Plantation Modernism,” Mississippi Quarterly 60.2 (Spring 2007 [c. 2008]): 385-411.

Matt Cohen, “State of the Discipline: The History of the Book in New England,”  Book History 11 (2008): 301-323.

Matt Cohen and Rachel Price, introduction and translation, “Álvaro Armando Vasseur’s Preface to the Sixth Edition of Walt Whitman: Poemas," PMLA 123.2 (2008): 438-451.

Lauren Coats, Matt Cohen, John David Miles, Kinohi Nishikawa, and Rebecca Walsh, “Those We Don’t Speak Of: Indians in The Village,”  PMLA 123.2 (2008): 358-374.

Matt Cohen, “Untranslatable? Making American Literature in Translation Digital,” Modern Language Studies 37.1 (Summer 2007): 43-53.

Matt Cohen, “‘To Reach the Workmen Direct’: Horace Traubel and the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass," Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays, Susan Belasco, Ed Folsom, and Kenneth M. Price, eds. (University of Nebraska Press, 2007): 299-320.

Matt Cohen, “Tarzan the German-Eater,” Comparative American Studies 4.2 (2006): 151-174.

Matt Cohen, "Transgenic Deformation: Literary Translation and the Digital Archive.” Walt Whitman Archive (2006). <http://whitmanarchive.org/about/articles/anc.00165.html>

Matt Cohen, ed., Brother Men: The Correspondence of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Herbert T. Weston (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005). 

Matt Cohen, “Traubel in Paradise,” Mickle Street Review 16 (2004).  <http://www.micklestreet.rutgers.edu/>

Matt Cohen, “Morton’s Maypole and the Indians: Publishing in Early New England,” Book History 5 (2002): 1-18.

Matt Cohen, “Making the View from Lookout Mountain: Sectionalism and National Visual Culture,” Prospects: An Annual Review of American Studies 25 (Winter 2000): 269-280.

Matt Cohen, “Walt Whitman, the Bachelor, and Sexual Poetics,” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 16:3-4 (Winter/Spring 1999): 145-152.

Matt Cohen, “Martin Tupper, Walt Whitman, and the Early Reviews of Leaves of Grass,” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 16:1 (Summer 1998): 23-31.

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