Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Two More Reviews

Four reviews in the book's first six months of existence? I'll take it!

The April 2012 issue of Arkansas Review includes a piece on Living with Lynching. One representative quotation: "Mitchell methodically documents and skillfully interprets lynching drama's important cultural work. . . . She illuminates an overlooked aspect African American literary history" (61).

In March, the Rutgers University website Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Books reviewed Living with Lynching. Though the piece has serious limitations, the review's existence suggests that a wide variety of readers are taking notice. It is perfectly normal for an academic book by a new author to go 2 years without a single review. So, I am thrilled that Living with Lynching is not only commanding that sort of attention, but also doing so among scholars in fields other than literary and performance studies—in its first 6 months in print! http://clcjbooks.rutgers.edu/books/living_with_lynching.html

(The other two reviews are referenced in earlier posts: Reviewed on H-NET and Highly Recommended by CHOICE.)