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Fine Southern Gentlemen: The Three Beaux Of Edna Pontellier, Keli Masten 2018 Western Michigan University

Fine Southern Gentlemen: The Three Beaux Of Edna Pontellier, Keli Masten

The Hilltop Review

Much of the literary criticism on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening has focused upon the main character, Edna Pontellier, and her journey of self-discovery, but the surrounding cast is rich with personalities as diverse and enlightening as Edna’s own. While most of the characters seem clearly defined as to their values, desires, and how they reconcile any dissonance they might face, and Edna Pontellier might seem like the only person suffering the torment of this discord, each character is actually negotiating a careful playing field replete with rules, regulations, and strict penalties if one is to run afoul. This ...


Book Review - Blood, Bone And Marrow: A Biography Of Harry Crews, Chris Sharpe 2018 Kennesaw State University

Book Review - Blood, Bone And Marrow: A Biography Of Harry Crews, Chris Sharpe

Georgia Library Quarterly

A book review of Blood, Bone and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner. This is the first biography of writer Harry Crews. It covers his life as an author of several books and articles and a teacher of creative writing.


Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Summer 2018, Ed Folsom 2018 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Summer 2018, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Tuggle, Lindsay. The Afterlives Of Specimens: Science, Mourning, And Whitman's Civil War [Review], Adam Bradford 2018 University of Iowa

Tuggle, Lindsay. The Afterlives Of Specimens: Science, Mourning, And Whitman's Civil War [Review], Adam Bradford

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Cohen, Matt. Whitman's Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution [Review], Meredith L. McGill 2018 Rutgers University

Cohen, Matt. Whitman's Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution [Review], Meredith L. Mcgill

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


A "Reconstructed Sociology": Democratic Vistas And The American Social Science Movement, Timothy D. Robbins 2018 Graceland University

A "Reconstructed Sociology": Democratic Vistas And The American Social Science Movement, Timothy D. Robbins

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Untuning Walt Whitman's Prophetic Voice, Yosefa Raz 2018 University of Haifa

Untuning Walt Whitman's Prophetic Voice, Yosefa Raz

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg 2018 Florida State College at Jacksonville

Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

What happens when an English professor and a librarian share their love of books and reading? A campus book club is born. Many students associate reading with what happens in the classroom or studying towards a specific goal. They don’t see the power of reading for enjoyment, entertainment, and pleasure. Stephen Krushen, in The Power of Reading, defines free voluntary reading (FVR), as “reading because you want to: no book reports, no questions at the end of the chapter. In FVR you don’t have to finish the book if you don’t like it. FVR is the kind ...


From Rusty Genetics To Octopussy’S Garden, Stacy Alaimo 2018 University of Texas at Arlington

From Rusty Genetics To Octopussy’S Garden, Stacy Alaimo

The Goose

Alaimo critiques the “rusty” understanding of genetics, gender, and sex in Middlesex, advocating instead for queer ecological futurism.


On Being Intimate With Ruin: Reading Decay In Middlesex, Kaitlin Blanchard 2018 McMaster University

On Being Intimate With Ruin: Reading Decay In Middlesex, Kaitlin Blanchard

The Goose

Blanchard argues for an intimate attention to the ruin in Middlesex and Detroit as a means of exploring the geo-bio-politics of decay as a problem of our socio-ecological present.


Ecological Crisis, Or “Intersex Panic,” As Answer Of The Real?, Stephanie Hsu 2018 Pace University

Ecological Crisis, Or “Intersex Panic,” As Answer Of The Real?, Stephanie Hsu

The Goose

Drawing upon Cal’s eventual metamorphosis into “The [white] Man” in Middlesex, and an examination of the Real of ecological crisis, Hsu explores the intersection of environmental racism, climate change denial, and intersex discrimination in order to advocate for a renewed awareness of ecological interdependency and the need for self-determination of people of colour in ecological and environmental justice discourses.


“This Is The Way I Was”: Urban Ethics, Temporal Logics, And The Politics Of Cure, David R. Anderson 2018 York University

“This Is The Way I Was”: Urban Ethics, Temporal Logics, And The Politics Of Cure, David R. Anderson

The Goose

This article employs Eli Clare's concept of the "politics of cure" in order to discuss issues of disability, temporality, and ethical relations to rehabilitation, restoration, and cure in the Sex and the (Motor) City: Ecologies of Middlesex special cluster.


Border Crossings, Watery Spaces, And The (Un)Verified Self In Middlesex, Jenny Kerber 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Border Crossings, Watery Spaces, And The (Un)Verified Self In Middlesex, Jenny Kerber

The Goose

Kerber traces the ways in which water liberates and transforms various characters in Middlesex in order to critique and complicate water’s taken-for-granted liberatory powers. Kerber invites us to consider the majority of those for whom water is as deadly as it is (possibly) emancipating, especially those most vulnerable to climate change and other ecological and violent upheavals.


Dehumanism And Disposability, Julietta Singh 2018 University of Richmond

Dehumanism And Disposability, Julietta Singh

The Goose

Singh draws our attention to the “mute objects” of Middlesex, particularly The Obscure Object’s silent Black maid, Beulah, who quietly supports the unfolding romance between Cal and The Object. Through careful attention to histories of people silenced by slavery, dehumanization, and violence, Singh demands that we consider where and through what means some get to be fully human while others are made and sustained as objects for their comfort and play.


Middlesex And The Biopolitics Of Modernist Architecture, Nicole Seymour 2018 California State University, Fullerton

Middlesex And The Biopolitics Of Modernist Architecture, Nicole Seymour

The Goose

Highlighting the architecture of the Middlesex house of Eugenides’ novel as a major technology of modernity, Seymour argues for the biopolitical understanding of such modernist architecture and for the ways in which it often works against the exploitative effects of automation and sexology, yet constitutes a complex and even contradictory force in processes of modernization, and in the novel itself.


Beyond The Biography Of A Gene, Laura J. Collins 2018 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Beyond The Biography Of A Gene, Laura J. Collins

The Goose

Collins approaches the ethical nuances of Cal’s intersex narrative in Middlesex, drawing comparisons with current debates in North Carolina concerning gender-normative bathroom use and trans rights, in order to advocate for more ethical practices of relation and responsibility outside of mere knowledge creation and policy.


Trans-Pacific Imaginaries And Queer Intimacies In The Ruins Of Middlesex, Dai Kojima 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Trans-Pacific Imaginaries And Queer Intimacies In The Ruins Of Middlesex, Dai Kojima

The Goose

Taking up Roland Barthes’s concept of the “third meaning,” Kojima analyzes the character of Julie Kikuchi, the Japanese American love interest of the grown-up Cal. Taking Julie seriously as a character beyond mere plot contrivance and cultural reference, Kojima invites us to consider the intertwined histories of economic rise and fall, trans-Pacific wars, and other intimacies that Middlesex remains entangled in yet fails to fully acknowledge.


Materialism’S Affective Appeal, Elizabeth Mazzolini 2018 University at Buffalo, SUNY

Materialism’S Affective Appeal, Elizabeth Mazzolini

The Goose

Citing the pronounced lack of academic engagement with Middlesex since its publication and riffing on the novel’s recounting of the demise of the auto industry in Detroit, Mazzolini examines how cycles of obsolescence and currency work within academic discourse and ultimately advocates for the novel’s potential for examining the material and affective nature of relevance itself.


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