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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 681–688.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Sari Altschuler; Priscilla Wald References Altschuler Sari . 2018 . The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . Budryk Zack . 2020 . “ George Floyd Tested Positive for COVID-19, Autopsy Shows...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 767–779.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Robert Peckham Abstract This paper examines the temporal politics of the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that despite the emphasis on digital real-time coverage and epidemiological forecasting, the pandemic has been understood as a historical event, even as it has been unfolding. The paper considers...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 707–722.
Published: 01 December 2020
... organizations create visual imagery to teach the public to imagine we can see and therefore avoid contaminants that are invisible to the naked eye. Comparison of COVID-19 with other global disease outbreaks shows how a core set of contagion media visualizations are repeatedly deployed with subtle adaptations...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 781–790.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Sophia Leonard; Benjamin Reiss; Víctor Velázquez Antonio; Makenzie Renee Fitzgerald Abstract Colleges and universities that can withstand the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will need to redouble their efforts to engage students in the kinds of intellectual and social experiences that cannot...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 697–706.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Kelly L. Bezio Abstract This essay establishes similarities between control over Black bodies’ movement under chattel slavery and social distancing measures employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its primary concern is how protecting public health necessitates undesired movement on the part...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer C. James Abstract Reinterpreting nineteenth-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard’s theory of “dread,” this essay situates the fear surrounding COVID-19 within a larger historical framework to consider the affective dimension of the virus’s emergence for African Americans. References...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 791–798.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Michael Bérubé Abstract In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this essay examines a variety of visions of apocalypse and civilizational collapse, asking how we can imagine a world without us (as in Alan Weisman’s book of that title), or whether we will merely eke out a post–climate disaster...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 799–807.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Rachel Adams Abstract Care is the intimate and necessary labor required to sustain those who are dependent, but it is also about acting in ways that sustain other species and the lives of strangers distant in time and space. The COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the vulnerabilities and gaps...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 745–757.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Beecher Hunter, issued a video articulating the corporation’s response to the deaths at their skilled nursing facility in Kirkland, Washington (Baker 2020 ) and to “the COVID-19” (Hunter 2020 ) more generally. 7 Explaining he was inspired by “a one-hundred-and-nine-year-old prayer warrior” at one...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 737–743.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as having a long incubation period, this period is in fact so long, and the majority of the infected so mildly ill, that COVID-19 is necessarily a disease with many healthy carriers. In fact, diseases like this become pandemics much more readily than others. Highly virulent diseases such as the seasonal...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 June 2024
... with this gut-wrenching elegy because it articulates the urgency of (re)evaluating pain after 2020, in a world remade by the murder of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic. Both drew new attention to the structural dimensions of individual pain. In the case of COVID-19, pain was rendered insistently...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 723–735.
Published: 01 December 2020
... notes . . . par M. le comte François de Neufchâteau . 3 vols. Paris : Lefèvre . Laughland Oliver , and Holpuch Amanda . 2020 . “ ‘We’re Modern Slaves’: How Meat Plant Workers Became the New Frontline in Covid-19 War .” The Guardian , May 2 . https://www.theguardian.com/world...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 381–382.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., the public spectacle of recorded Black pain, the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis, and the opioid crisis have moved problems of pain and its representation to the fore. The moment is ripe to reevaluate pain in literary and cultural studies. Thirty-five years after its publication, Elaine Scarry’s...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 759–766.
Published: 01 December 2020
...[ning] from one dizzy amusement to another” (158), until her nagging headache, which started with the war, begins to intrude on the very language of Porter’s story as Miranda’s consciousness starts to slip away. What will COVID-19 reveal about America’s “epidemic constitution,” to reach back...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 497–523.
Published: 01 September 2021
... , no. 3 : 675 – 96 . Flagg Anna , Sharma Damini , Fenn Larry , and Stobbe Mike . 2020 . “ COVID-19’s Toll on People of Color Is Worse Than We Knew .” The Marshall Project , August 21 . www.themarshallproject.org/2020/08/21/covid-19-s-toll-on-people-of-color-is-worse-than...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 726–729.
Published: 01 December 2021
... condition, but its very nature—at once biological, cultural, and social—slips easily from grasp. Recent events like the murder of George Floyd and, more broadly, the public spectacle of recorded Black pain, the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis, and the opioid crisis have moved problems of pain and its...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 215–218.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and, more broadly, the public spectacle of recorded Black pain, the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis, and the opioid crisis have moved problems of pain and its representation to the fore. The moment is ripe to reevaluate pain in literary and cultural studies. Thirty-five years after its publication...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 115–121.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., which surfaces in Nwandu’s play, Pass Over . The play opened on Broadway in August 2021—the first play to open after more than a year of shuttered theaters due to COVID-19. It had already been widely celebrated, having premiered at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre in 2017; Spike Lee’s filmed version...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 733–761.
Published: 01 December 2022
... such that, paradoxically, Asian Americans are not seen as experts on race, and yet any Asian American is as expert as any other. For example, the visibility of anti-Asian hate crimes amid the 2020 onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to the national #StopAsianHate campaign, which in its celebrity and corporate uptake...