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Robert Durwood Madison

Robert Durwood Madison

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J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(ENGL)-English

Phone: 479-575-4801

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An edition of James Fenimore Cooper's The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish

  • An edition of Phoebe H. Brown's Poor Sarah, or, the Indian Woman.
  • An edition of James Fenimore Cooper’s Oak Openings (completed).

American Literature to 1900, Nineteenth-Century Poetry, the Traditional Ballad, Literature of the Sea, and Textual Editing. 

Ph.D. Northwestern University

Editions:

  • Ned Myers; or, A Life Before the Mast by James Fenimore Cooper, text ed. by R. D. Madison and Karen Lentz Madison (New York: AMS P, 2009).
  • Natick Dictionary: A New England Indian Lexicon  by J. H. Trumbull, intro. by Karen Lentz Madison and R. D. Madison (Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2009).
  • Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore, ed. with intro. by R. D. Madison and Michelle Allen (New York: Penguin, 2005).
  • Pictures from the Life of Nelson by William Clark Russell, intro. by R. D. Madison (Annapolis: Naval Institute P, 2005).
  • The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London, ed. with intro. by R. D. Madison (New York: Penguin, 2004).
  • The Man Without a Country and Other Naval Writings by Edward Everett Hale, ed. with intro. by R. D. Madison (Annapolis: Naval Institute P, 2002).
  • The Bounty Mutiny by William Bligh and Edward Christian, ed. with intro. by R. D. Madison (New York: Penguin, 2001).
  • Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, ed. with intro. by R. D. Madison (New York: Penguin, 1997).
  • The History of Battery B First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery by John H. Rhodes, with intro. by R. D. Madison (Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1996).
  • Sabres and Spurs: The First Regiment Rhode Island Cavalry in the Civil War by Frederic Denison, with intro. by R. D. Madison (Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 1994).
  • Sunnyacres: Early 1900's Life on a Woody Hill Farm by Eloise A. Saunders, ed. R. D. Madison (Westerly, R.I.: The Utter Company, 1992).
  • The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey, ed. with an intro. by R. D. Madison (Annapolis: Naval Institute P, 1990).
  • History of the Navy of the United States of America by James Fenimore Cooper, with an intro. by R. D. Madison (Delmar: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1988).
  • Journal of a Cruise by David Porter, ed. by R. D. Madison and Karen Hamon, intro. by R. D. Madison (Annapolis: Naval Institute P, 1986).
  • Newfoundland Summers: The Ballad Collecting of Elisabeth Bristol Greenleaf ed. by R. D. Madison (Westerly: The Utter Company, 1982).
  • The Seaman's Friend by Richard Henry Dana, Jr., with an intro. by R. D. Madison (Delmar: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1979).
  • The Writings of Herman Melville, R. D. Madison, editorial associate (Evanston and Chicago: Northwestern U P and The Newberry Library: Israel Potter [1982], Piazza Tales [1987], Moby-Dick [1988], Journals [1989], Clarel [1991], Correspondence [1993], Published Poems [2009]; Associate General Editor [2008-present]).

Essays and Notes:

  • "For Arva's Shrine: Melville in the Poetry Classroom," Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies (Forthcoming).
  • "Cooper's Oak-Openings: A Christian Novel," James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers (Forthcoming).
  • "Darwin's Year and Melville's 'New Ancient of Days,'" with Karen Lentz Madison, in Tina Gianquitto and Lydia Fisher. eds., America's Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Culture (Athens: U of Georgia P, in press).
  • “After the Excursion,” Thoreau Society Bulletin 280 (Winter 2013), 2-3.
  • "Sedgwick's Memorials: Hope Leslie and Colonial Historiography," Literature in the Early American Republic 4 (2013), 1-10.
  • "The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish: Noting Cooper's Narragansett Novel," with Karen Lentz Madison, Literature in the Early American Republic 3 (2011), 241-251.
  • “CLAR-el or cla-REL: Pronouncing Melville’s Clarel,” with Gordon M. Poole, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 12:1 (March 2010), 21-24.
  • "Come, All You Sons of Liberty: The American Naval Ballad in the Early 1840s," with Karen Lentz Madison, Literature in the Early American Republic 1 (May 2009), 279-292.
  • "Cooper and Nuttall: The Course of Empire, James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers 26 (2009), 9-10.
  • "The Aviary of Ocean: Melville's Tropic-Birds and Rock Rodondo—Two Notes and an Emendation," in Vartan P. Messier and Nandita Batra, eds., This Watery World: Humans and the Sea (Mayaguez: CEA-CC, 2007; rpt London, 2008), 157-65.
  • "Literature of Exploration and the Sea," in Wyn Kelley, ed., A Companion to Herman Melville (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006), 282-98.
  • "Melville's Haglets," Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 5 (October 2003), 79-83
  • "'Then Sir, Prepare for War,'" The Baker Street Journal 51 (Summer 2001), 30-32.
  • "Sea and Stage in Edward III," The CEA Critic 63 (Fall 2000), 14-20.
  • "Submission and Restoration in The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish," James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers 11 (1999), 14-20.
  • "An Interview with Ronn McFarlane," Lute News: The Lute Society Magazine 48 (1998), 22.
  • "Nelson Resartus: Legitimate Order in Cooper's Fleet Novel" and "Cooper and the Sea: A Bibliographical Note," The American Neptune 57 (Fall 1997), 331-334, 371-372. ["Nelson Resartus" rpt. in William S. Dudley and Michael J. Crawford, The Early Republic and the Sea (Washington: Brassey's, 2001), 207-12].
  • "Cooper, Bancroft, and the Voorhees Court Martial," James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers 6 (1995), 1-4.
  • "Hymns, Chanteys, and Sea Songs," in Haskell Springer, ed., America and the Sea: A Literary History (Athens: Univ of Georgia P, 1995), 99-108.
  • "Wish-ton-Wish: Muck or Melancholy?" James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers 4 (1993), 3-7.
  • "An Account of Cedar Swamps and the Old Art of 'Cedaring,'" Watershed 8 (Autumn 1990), 3.
  • "Melville's Sherman Poems: A Problem in Source Study," Melville Society Extracts 78 (September 1989), 8-11.
  • "An Encounter with Blowdowns Raises Questions," Watershed 7 (Summer 1989), 4-5.
  • "Washdam Brook," Watershed 7 (Spring 1989), 7.
  • "Hemingway and Selous: A Source for 'Snows'?" The Hemingway Review 8 (Fall 1988), 62-63.
  • "The Strange Fowl of Benito Cereno," Melville Society Extracts 70 (1987), 15-16.
  • "Exploring Buckeye Brook," Watershed 5 (August 1987), 3-4.
  • "Cooper's The Wing-and-Wing and the Concept of the Byronic Pirate," in Patricia Ann Carlson, Literature and Lore of the Sea (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1986), 119-32.
  • "Two Sightings," Melville Society Extracts 68 (November 1986), 14-15.
  • "Cooper's Columbus," in George A. Test, ed., James Fenimore Cooper: His Country and His Art  5 (1985), 75-85.
  • "Cooperstown's Contribution to Cooper Scholarship," in George A. Test, ed., James Fenimore Cooper: His Country and His Art 5 (1985), 1-9.
  • "Cooper's Place in American Naval History," in George A. Test, ed., James Fenimore Cooper: His Country and His Art (1983), 17-32.
  • "Melville's Review of Browne's Etchings," Melville Society Extracts 53 (February 1983), 11-13.
  • "The Secret Maneuver in 'The Secret Sharer,'" Conradiana 14:2 (1982), 233-36.
  • "Melville's Edition of Cooper's History of the Navy," Melville Society Extracts 47 (September 1981), 9-10.
  • "Fenimore Cooper to Rufus Griswold: A Puff," Studies in the American Renaissance (1980), 119-22.
  • "Walt Whitman's 'Garden' Verses—Not Whitman's," Walt Whitman Review 26 (March 1980), 29-31.
  • "Getting Under Way with James Fenimore Cooper," in George A Test, James Fenimore Cooper and His Country, or Getting Under Way (1979), 45-54.