Mollie Barnes is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, where she teaches American literature and composition. She specializes in nineteenth-century transatlanticism. Her current book project—‘Unifying Ambivalence: Transatlantic Histories, Italian Temporalities’—studies ‘problem’ texts written by Anglo-American expatriates during the Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy. ‘Unifying Ambivalence’ imagines new paradigms for transatlantic reading practices by tracing parallels between our own historiographic dilemmas and revisions and those present in nineteenth-century expatriate texts.