Thompson and Showalter Present on Hawaiian Newspaper

Posted on 5/3/2018 1:55:19 PM

Todd Nathan Thompson, associate professor and assistant chair of English, and IUP Literature and Criticism alumnus Jessica Showalter presented on the 1850s-era Hawaiian newspaper The Weekly Argus at a symposium at the American Antiquarian Society on April 27.

In their digital poster session presentation, titled “Haole Paper, Hawaiian Voice: Abraham Fornander’s Argus,” Showalter and Thompson made the case for digitizing this anti-establishment newspaper. They created an accompanying website. Digitized issues of the paper are available at The symposium, called “Editorship as Collaboration: Patterns of Practice in Multi-Ethnic Periodicals,” featured invited panels of invited speakers in addition to the digital poster session.

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