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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Rachel Adams Rachel Adams is professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University. She is the author of three books, including Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery (Yale Univ. Press, 2013). Her most recent...
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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 (2007) 79 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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 (2000) 72 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2000
... University, St. Louis Tseng 2000.8.30 14:28 OCV:0 634 American Literature Woeful Afflictions: Disability and Sentimentality in Victorian America. By Mary Klages. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press...
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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, and...
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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 . By...
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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 (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 (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 (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 an...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
... valuations 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...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... clung 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...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2011
... special-issue editors Wendy H. K. Chun (Wendy_ Hui_Kyong_Chun@Brown.edu), Patrick Jagoda (pjagoda@uchicago.edu), or Tara McPherson (tmcphers@usc.edu). Call for Papers for Legacy: Women Writing Disability Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is soliciting papers for a special issue devoted...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 777–806.
Published: 01 December 2004
... student in Southfield, Michi- gan, chose to die with the help of Jack Kevorkian. Dawson was the first African American and the youngest person among Kevorkian’s then ninety-seven assisted suicides. The prognosis for his disability and the prospects for his life were uncertain. Dawson had been quadri...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Joshua Abraham Kopin Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond . By Alaniz José . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2014 . xii, 363 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper, $30.00 ; e-book available. Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 857–863.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., reveals an emergent theorist of the Black Atlantic. Drawing on a range of archival materials, the biography includes a chronology of Walrond’s life and travels and reflections on his extraliterary writings and publications. Faulkner, Writer of Disability. By Taylor Hagood. Baton Rouge: Louisiana...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 865–867.
Published: 01 December 2015
... images map onto disability’s discontinuous relationship to heterosexual able- bodied existence? How might the medium’s courting of marginal and outsider audiences allow for the formation of queer counterpublics? These questions only begin to scratch the surface of the inquiries we seek, but they...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 591–593.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics. By Karla F. C. Holloway. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press. 2011. 225 pp. Cloth, $79.95; paper, $22.95. Reading Embodied Citizenship: Disability, Narrative, and the Body Politic. By Emily Russell. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Cultural Bioethics. By Karla F. C. Holloway. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press. 2011. 225 pp. Cloth, $79.95; paper, $22.95. Reading Embodied Citizenship: Disability, Narrative, and the Body Politic. By Emily Russell. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2011. 253 pp. $44.95. Toys and Tools in Pink...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 596–598.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Cultural Bioethics. By Karla F. C. Holloway. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press. 2011. 225 pp. Cloth, $79.95; paper, $22.95. Reading Embodied Citizenship: Disability, Narrative, and the Body Politic. By Emily Russell. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2011. 253 pp. $44.95. Toys and Tools in Pink...