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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Rachel Adams 198 American Literature The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity. By James Berger. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2014. ix, 299 pp. Cloth, $79.00; paper, $26.00. Disability Rhetoric. By Jay Timothy Dolmage. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Woeful Afflictions: Disability and Sentimentality in Victorian America. By Mary Klages. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 1999. 250 pp. $36.50. Woeful Afflictions began as a 1989 dissertation whose original subject, repre...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 March 2007
... . By James Phelan. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2005. xiv, 236 pp. Cloth, $45; paper, $19.95. FDR's Body Politics: The Rhetoric of Disability . By Davis W. Houck and Amos Kiewe. College Station: Texas A & M Univ. Press. 2003. xii, 141 pp. Cloth, $29.95; paper, $14.95. Defining...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 600–603.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lisa Lynch Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics . By Holloway Karla F. C. . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . 225 pp. Cloth , $79.95 ; paper , $22.95 . Reading Embodied Citizenship: Disability, Narrative, and the Body Politic...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sari Altschuler This essay traces disability’s entry into the American novel. It argues that disability was largely absent from the first US novels and that it emerged into US fiction only after the War of 1812 (1812-1815). The cultural logic of disability in later periods was largely incompatible...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Sari Altschuler Abstract This essay demonstrates the value of disability history for literary and cultural studies. It develops historical cripistemology as a method through which to examine the historical experiences and epistemologies, rather than representations, of disability in particular...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Jean Franzino Abstract This article considers texts written or sold by disabled Civil War veterans for their economic support as an understudied precursor to twentieth-century disability memoir and an instructive subgenre of the literature of poverty. These so-called mendicant texts challenged...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 411–412.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Rosemarie Garland-Thomson 2006 Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse . By David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2001. xvii, 211 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $24.95. Book Reviews Black and White Women’s Travel...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 655–657.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Celeste Langan Duke University Press 2006 Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory . By Cary Wolfe. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. xv, 237 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $20.00. Bending over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 487–512.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Clare Mullaney Abstract Nineteenth-century Spiritualism championed women with chronic illnesses as the ideal conduits for mediumship due to their assumed sensitivity. Positioning the movement’s many historical iterations of automatic writing as central to disability history, this article turns...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 624–626.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., $29.95. Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities . By Susannah B. Mintz. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. x, 251 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $21.95. Writing Deafness: The Hearing Line in Nineteenth-Century American Literature . By Christopher Krentz. Chapel...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 755–782.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of assembling and retelling destabilize the dominant narrative of a resolved family or national trauma to reflect divergent embodied experiences of distress and disability effected by racial debilitation. Offering concentric analysis of textual and archival reordering via Asian American studies, disability...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 281–307.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the disability category’s historical role in sorting people into work-based or need-based systems of social distribution, is commonly represented as disabled. Ultimately, the essay documents a dual development in US political economy as the marginalization of contraband slaves as capitalist laborers on the Sea...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Stephen Knadler Abstract “Neurodiverse Afro-Fabulations” focuses on the neglected cognitive biopolitics in post-Reconstruction debates over African American progress and full democratic citizenship, in order to trace an unmarked African American neurodiverse disability history, or the antiableist...
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American Literature 11398647.
Published: 26 June 2024
...Kacy Dowd Tillman Abstract Many early American novels feature at least one character who becomes physically isolated, is restricted access to communication, becomes ill, spreads their sickness, and then either dies or becomes permanently disabled. This repeated pattern of isolation, infection...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Cynthia Wu This essay uses both ethnic studies and disability studies to read two late-nineteenth-century American texts that refer to Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twin entertainers from the country then known as Siam who were popularly called the Siamese Twins. Mark Twain's sketch “Personal...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to insensibility, as well as the social marginalization this charge portended for idiots, hysterics, and the sensorially disabled—a promising gesture that, in Edgar Huntly , finally runs aground in race. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Acerbi Joseph [Giuseppe] . 1802 . Travels...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... into “a real thing.” But the sculpture—described as “rough” and “ungainly”—in its atypical expression of the feminine simultaneously disables any easy aesthetic distance that would result in the attribution of beauty normatively defined. Instead, its particular non-normative form of femininity formalizes...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of the sleep-waking continuum as a spiritual and bodily mandate. Using the lens of disability studies to link Thoreau's own private sleep disturbances to his broader critique of modernity, I argue that a reading of Walden can help uncover the origins of how sleep has become a problem in our contemporary world...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 163–185.
Published: 01 June 2024
... subverts the biopolitical logic of legitimacy that traps many patients who are Black, disabled, or both today. What emerges from holding figuration with literalization subtly shifts the illnesses we know and the conditions by which we know them. spgoldberg@gmail.com Copyright © 2024 by Duke...