Eric Gardner: Selected Works
Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture. Oxford University Press, 2015. Read more about Black Print Unbound.
Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature. University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Read more about Unexpected Places.
Hearts of Gold by J. McHenry Jones. Co-edited with John Ernest. West Virginia University Press, 2010. Read more about Hearts of Gold.
Jennie Carter: A Black Journalist of the Early West. University Press of Mississippi, 2007. Read more about Jennie Carter.
Major Voices: The Drama of Slavery. Toby Press, 2005.
Edited Journal Issue
American Periodicals special issue on Black periodicals. Co-edited with Joycelyn Moody. Volume 25, Number 2 (Fall 2015).
Selected Essays in Books
“Black Engagement with Print.” US Popular Print Culture to 1860 (Vol. 5 in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture). Volume Eds. Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray. Oxford University Press, 2019. 503-518.
“The Just Teach One: Early African American Print Project.” With Nicole N. Aljoe and Molly O’Hagan Hardy. Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Eds. Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain. University of Illinois Press, 2018. 117-132.
“Early African American Print Culture.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. Oxford University Press. Published online (February 2018) at https://oxfordre.com/literature/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190201098.001.0001/acrefore-9780190201098-e-283
“Children’s Literature in the AME Christian Recorder: An Initial Comparative Biobibliography for May 1862 and April 1873.” Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900. Eds. Anna Mae Duane and Katharine Capshaw. University of Minnesota Press, 2017. 225-245. (Children’s Literature Association Best Edited Book of 2017 and a 2018 Choice “Outstanding Academic Title”)
“‘Each Atomic Part’: Edmonia Goodelle Highgate’s African American Transcendentalism.” Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism. Eds. Jana L. Argersinger and Phyllis Cole. University of Georgia Press, 2014. 277-299.
“Slave Narratives and Archival Research.” Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative. Ed. John Ernest. Oxford University Press, 2014. 36-53.
“Early African American Print Culture and the American West,” Early African American Print Culture. Eds. Jordan Stein and Lara Cohen. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 75-89. (A 2012 Choice “Outstanding Academic Title”)
“Of Bottles and Books: Reconsidering the Readers of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig.” Harriet Wilson’s New England: Race, Writing, and Region. Eds. Eve Raimon, JerriAnne Boggis, and Barbara White. University of New Hampshire Press, 2007. 3-26.
Selected Essays in Journals
“African American Literary Reconstructions and the ‘Propaganda of History.’” American Literary History 30.3 (Fall 2018): 429-449.
“Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s ‘National Salvation’: A Rediscovered Lecture on Reconstruction.” Common-place 17.4 (Summer 2017), available at http://common-place.org/book/vol-17-no-4-gardner/
“Accessing Early Black Print.” (Part of a forum titled “Where are the Women in Black Print Culture Studies?”) Legacy, A Journal of American Women Writers 33.1 (2016): 25-30.
“Leaves, Trees, and Forests: Frances Ellen Watkins’s Forest Leaves and Recovery.” (Part of a roundtable on the rediscovery of Forest Leaves.) Common-place 16.2 (Winter 2016), available at http://common-place.org/book/leaves-trees-and-forests-frances-ellen-watkinss-forest-leaves-and-recovery/
“A ‘New’ Chapter from Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Sowing and Reaping.” Common-place 13.1 (October 2012), available at http://www.common-place.org/vol-13/no-01/gardner/
“Forgotten Manuscripts: William Steward’s John Blye.” African American Review 44.3 (Fall 2011): 337-352.
“Remembered (Black) Readers: Subscribers to the Christian Recorder, 1864-1865.” American Literary History 23.2 (Summer 2011): 229-259.
“‘Yours for the cause’: The Christian Recorder Writings of Lizzie Hart.” Legacy, A Journal of American Women Writers 27.2 (2010): 367-391.
“Forgotten Manuscripts: William Jay Greenly’s Antebellum Temperance Drama.” African American Review 42.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2008): 389-406.
“Two Texts on Children and Christian Education by Maria W. Stewart.” PMLA 123.1 (January 2008): 156-165.
“‘You have no business to whip me’: The Freedom Suits of Polly Wash and Lucy Ann Delaney.” African American Review 41.1 (Spring 2007): 33-50.
“‘Face to Face’: Localizing Lucy Delaney’s From the Darkness Cometh the Light.” Legacy, A Journal of American Women Writers 24.1 (2007): 50-71.
Full list available on request.