I write with an update on BRANCH. As many of you know, I have purposively slowed down production on BRANCH while I complete the million-word Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature for Blackwell, which follows Fred Burwick's three-volume Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature. Production on BRANCH will ramp up again starting next summer. Even so, some articles are wending their way through copy-editing and revision. I write to let you know that I have published five new articles in BRANCH, all on significant events. They arrive just in time for inclusion in your winter/spring syllabi:
Priti Joshi's piece joins a strong cluster on India (with previous BRANCH articles by Anne Clendinning, Judith L. Fisher, Julie Codell, and Aviva Briefel); Isaac Land's joins a growing cluster on Africa (with previous articles by Timothy Johns, Anne Clendinning, Jo Briggs, Dane Kennedy, and Matthew Rubery). Chris Keep's article on the typewriter joins a large cluster on new technologies and pairs well with John Picker's article on the telegraph; Leckie's joins a large cluster on class. Lesa Scholl's piece on the Irish Migration is, surprisingly, the first BRANCH piece on Ireland. Others will follow. Lesa Scholl's piece pairs nicely with Barbara Leckie's.
Dino Franco Felluga, general editor of the BRANCH Web site, has just announced some new content on the site: