After leaving Richmond in 1837, Edgar Allan Poe moved to New York City to pursue a position in journalism. LittleRead more
Mikayo Sakuma is a scholar of 19th-century American Literature. She is a professor of English at Wayo Women’s University, Japan. She is a recipient of a 2014 Fulbright Researcher grant to study the Transcendentalists at Harvard. She publishes articles in various academic journals. Her recent works include “‘Povertiresque’: The Representation of Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth-Century America,” The Japanese Journal of American Studies 22 (2012), “Presenting Discord toward Harmony: the Presence of Ungar in Clarel” in Melville and the Wall of the Modern Age (2010) and “Emerson’s Proto-Evolutionary Idea: Its Formation in Transatlantic Contexts,” Studies in English Literature 48 (2007).