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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2022
... challenges to scholars studying life writing from the perspectives of US literary studies, disability studies, and poverty studies. While mendicant narratives’ ambiguous authorship and departures from the truth trouble expectations of authentic and resistant self-representation, these elements offer new...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... conclude by returning to Moby-Dick to demonstrate how this genealogy of disability representation opens up new ways of reading canonical disability-studies texts and of illuminating the cultural shift from impairment to identity. More broadly, this essay urges scholars to carefully historicize discussions...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2023) 95 (3): 487–512.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and disability studies as well as histories of disabled authorship. In the pages that follow, I turn to two twentieth-century literary practitioners of automatic writing: Gertrude Stein and Lucille Clifton, who embrace mindless compositional practices that foreground the sensorium, an early modern concept...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... 2014. xi, 349 pp. Cloth, $39.95; e-book available. Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race. By Ellen Samuels. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2014. x, 263 pp. Cloth, $79.00; paper, $26.00. Much of the intellectual energy of current scholarship in disability studies arises from...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 281–307.
Published: 01 June 2020
... disability studies scholars would liken to “supercrip” narratives or “inspiration porn,” remains. References Baldacchino Godfrey . 2006 . “ Islands, Island Studies, Island Studies Journal .” Island Studies Journal 1 , no. 1 : 3 – 18 . Benítez-Rojo Antonio . 1992...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 857–863.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-book available. Examining a selection of novels and short stories by William Faulkner, this work weaves literary and biographical research with the theoretical consider- ations of disability studies to examine the author’s “limitations, dependencies, and inabilities.” Hagood experiments with a range...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... knadlers@spelman.edu Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 disability studies cognitive biopolitics antiblackness African American literary history posthumanism Genius . It is a word Pauline Hopkins invokes often in her Colored American Magazine series of essays on “Famous...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 163–165.
Published: 01 March 2021
... again, this special issue of American Literature seeks not to map out another critical “turn” but to build upon and extend the critical possibilities—sparked by the interdisciplinary fields of sensory studies, Black studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, and feminist, queer, and queer...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 163–185.
Published: 01 June 2024
... written pain as literal, even when doing so forces it to skate on the edge of legibility? Indebted to Michael D. Snediker’s ( 2021 : 12) proposal that disability studies might be reconfigured as formalism, especially to study chronic pain, my analysis is animated by these questions. Attending to texts...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 865–867.
Published: 01 December 2015
... might inform theoretical debates in queer theory and literary studies (including, but not limited to, queer temporalities, queer phenomenology, intersectional critique, critical race studies, disability studies, and affect). Rather than only analyzing the visual representation of queerness...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 726–729.
Published: 01 December 2021
... studies; gender, sexuality, and trans studies; Black studies; Latinx studies; ethnic studies; Caribbean studies; queer theory and queer of color critique; Afropessimism; environmental studies; postcolonial and decolonial studies; and disability studies. Topics might include: Literature’s role...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 215–218.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and queer of color critique; Afropessimism; environmental studies; postcolonial and decolonial studies; and disability studies. Topics might include: Literature’s role in creating and influencing models of citizenship within and beyond the state Civic practices and aesthetics of formally...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 342–343.
Published: 01 June 2021
... studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, and feminist, queer, and queer of color theory—that the senses offer for American literary criticism. At once central to the disciplining of people and populations and entirely irreducible to a single being or body, sensation is a useful heuristic...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 540–541.
Published: 01 September 2021
... seeks not to map out another critical “turn” but to build upon and extend the critical possibilities—sparked by the interdisciplinary fields of sensory studies, Black studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, and feminist, queer, and queer of color theory—that the senses offer for American...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 600–603.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Reading Embodied Subjects is concerned with the universalizing fiction that suggests all Americans are in possession of the rights and privileges of American citizenship. Russell, an English pro- fessor at Rollins College, draws on recent work in disability studies to argue for the persistence...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 591–593.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of American citizenship. Russell, an English pro- fessor at Rollins College, draws on recent work in disability studies to argue for the persistence of the representation of the disabled body as a liminal fig- ure in American literature and culture. Rollins argues that since “the fullest access...