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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 723–735.
Published: 01 December 2020
... discrete species. This essay identifies the current pandemic as a crisis in knowledge—one in which assumptions such as Linnaean categories and species boundaries need re-examining—and explores historical and disciplinary means of challenging the limited and often deadly knowledge regime of the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 681–688.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Years ([1962] 2009 ). As Rosenberg explains, in 1832, Black and immigrant communities were hit hardest by the pandemic (59). In Philadelphia, almost two times as many African Americans fell ill, “probably,” Rosenberg writes, noting the nineteenth century’s structural racism, “a reliable, if informal...
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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 the...
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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 (2017) 89 (3): 557–590.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Sari Altschuler Abstract Global health traces its origins back to a single moment in 1854 when John Snow eradicated cholera with a map. It is a nice story, but it’s a myth, a fantasy of empiricism. The modern global health approach did begin with the nineteenth-century, worldwide cholera pandemics...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 707–722.
Published: 01 December 2020
... reinforces racist and xenophobic discourses of containment and control with direct and deadly consequences. Mitigation of this pandemic and future pandemics will require not only medical but also representational interventions. References Allen Toph , Murray Kris A. , Zambrana-Torrelio...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic are similar to those surrounding the history of African enslavement. In particular, Reid-Pharr criticizes the all-too-common assumption that the disasters of both slavery and AIDS have been a necessary precursor to the modernization—and maturation—of both blacks and “queers...
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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 of...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 759–766.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Bryan Waterman Abstract This essay probes literary representations of pandemic temporalities to argue that plague reshapes our sense and experience of time in specific ways: It opens contact with the epidemic past to restructure historical understanding and attendant forms of identity; it promotes...
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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): 781–790.
Published: 01 December 2020
... COVID-19 outbreak—offer a compelling model for critical humanistic pedagogy and research that counteracts the isolation and insularity exacerbated by the pandemic. The students’ most profound takeaways, though, were intellectual and personal rather than professional. Each week, students in the seminar...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 745–757.
Published: 01 December 2020
...: Up to Half of Deaths in Care Homes .” VOA , April 23 . https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/who-europe-half-deaths-care-homes#&gid=1&pid=1 . Associated Press . 2020b . “ 30 Million Have Sought U.S. Unemployment Aid Since Covid-19 Hit .” Marketplace , April 30 . https...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 689–696.
Published: 01 December 2020
... waiting, the coming of the storm. The latter part of the book then moves into the hurricane’s traumatic aftermath: And I crawl through upturned rooms, humming gospel, closing tired eyes against my home’s languid rhythms of rot, begging my new history to hold still. (65) When the pandemic...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 737–743.
Published: 01 December 2020
... individual needs to a focus on the public’s needs. In response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, The Hastings Center explains: Clinical care is patient-centered, with the ethical course of action aligned, as far as possible, with the preferences and values of the individual patient. Public health practice...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 513–541.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Racialization of Intimacy . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Esposito Roberto . 2011 . Immunitas: The Protection and Negation of Life . Translated by Hanafi Zakiya . Cambridge : Polity . Fauci Anthony S. , and Marston Hilary D. 2015 . “ Ending the HIV-AIDS Pandemic—Follow...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 815–845.
Published: 01 December 2005
... pandemic. In resuming its military occupation of the Phil- ippines despite the Philippine declaration of independence in 1946, the United States foreclosed (yet again) the possibility of ‘‘normative’’ decolonization. Such relentless political, geographical, and socioeco- nomic upheaval, at least...
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Published: 26 February 2021
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 61–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... catastrophe, or series of catastro- phes, to which we need to respond. The idea is that the same training and affective management techniques can apply to pandemics, terror- ist attacks, or natural disasters. Brian Massumi (2005) has empha- sized the affective effect of this kind of generalization. He...