News: second issue of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

The UF Digital Collections include Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” & the Robinsonades, a digital collection of various editions of Robinson Crusoe and similarly themed texts such as the popular The Swiss Family Robinson, all from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. The collection is an excellent resource for scholars and Digital Defoe is an excellent scholarly journal that has just announced the publication of it’s second issue, as detailed below.
News Announcement:
We are excited to announce the publication of the second issue of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries, the peer-reviewed online journal of the Defoe Society that celebrates the works and culture of the late seventeenth to mid-eighteenth century. You can now access the second issue of the journal at
This issue, “Strangers, Gods, & Monsters,” features scholarly and pedagogical articles, two book reviews, a note, and recent dissertation and conference paper abstracts. We are also very pleased to feature a special online collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century critical writings on Defoe researched and compiled by Penny Pritchard.  The articles, book reviews and note are as follows:
Geoffrey Sill, “Defoe and the Birth of the Imaginary”
Maximillian E. Novak, “Defoe’s Spirits, Apparitions and the Occult”
Joshua Grasso, “The Providence of Pirates: Defoe and the ‘True-Bred Merchant'”
Scott Nowka, “Building the Wall: Crusoe and the Other”
Allison Muri, “Digital Natives or Digital Strangers’ Teaching the Eighteenth Century Online, from Ctrl-F to Digital Editions”
George E. Haggerty’s Review of Defoe’s Writing and Manliness: Contrary Men, by Stephen H. Gregg
Gabriel Cervantes’s Review of A Critical Study of Daniel Defoe’s Verse: Recovering the Neglected Corpus of His Poetic Work, by Andreas K. E. Mueller
Patrick Tonks’s Note on “Robinson Crusoe’s Brazilian Expedition and The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database”
Each work is accompanied by a downloadable and print-friendly PDF.  On the site you will also find our submission guidelines and copyright information, an introduction to our editorial board, announcements of upcoming events, and the CFP for our third issue, “Eighteenth-Century Studies and the State of Education,” with a submission deadline of April 1, 2011 (please send submissions as Word .doc files following MLA citation to Katherine Ellison at and Holly Faith Nelson at We welcome multimedia submissions that push the boundaries of scholarship in our field as well as more traditional essays, reviews, notes, and dissertation and conference abstracts.