The end of the year has been very busy for me, so busy indeed that I have failed to share the good news: The Corporation in the Nineteenth-Century American Imagination has been published and can be ordered here. It is my study of the corporate form in nineteenth-century US-American law, literature, and culture. I show how the collective nature of the corporation was increasingly displaced in and yet continued to haunt the American imaginary, how it evoked fears of conscpiracy as well as visions of cooperation, and how it was entangled in the emergence of the US as an empire. For that, I draw on literary texts including Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Bravo, Frank Norris’ The Octopus and Charles W. Chesnutt’s „The Partners“. Take a look and let me know what you think!