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India Halstead

Exhibition . New York : Museum of Modern Art . The Economist . 2006 . “ Rebecca Horn: It's Her Party. ” 23 November . . Weir , Lucy . 2015 . “ Abject Modernism: The Male Body in the

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Freak Temporality

Female Adolescence in the Novels of Carson McCullers

Alison Sperling


In this article I will explore the repeated depiction of freak show performers and their relation to adolescent, tomboyish female protagonists in the novels of Carson McCullers. In a surprisingly recurrent trope across McCullers’s work, young girls believe that they will grow uncontrollably, as tall as the “nine foot tall” woman at the fair on the outskirts of town. Serving as a link between their rapidly developing bodies and their emergent sense of their own queerness, freakishness threatens to divert them from the normative futures of womanhood. I investigate this intersection of freak studies, a sub-discipline of disability studies, and queer theories of temporality, arguing for an extension of queer time through crip time, one which is necessitated by a consideration of freakishness in relation to youth and development. The figure of the freak across McCullers’s work calls for a reassessment of girlhood’s complex relationship to embodiment, place, sexuality, and temporality.

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Lolita Speaks

Disrupting Nabokov’s “Aesthetic Bliss”

Michele Meek

. “ Lolita Misrepresented, Lolita Reclaimed: Disclosing the Doubles .” College Literature 22 ( 2 ): 81 – 104 . Pease , Allison . 2000 . Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Aesthetics of Obscenity . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Pera , Pia

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James Joyce's “The Sisters”

Implied Pederasty and Interpreting the Inexpressible

Barry Ryan

. Oxford : Oxford University Press . Johnsen , William A. 1982 . “ Joyce's ‘Dubliners’ and the Futility of Modernism .” In James Joyce and Modern Literature , ed. W. J. McCormack and Alistair Stead , 5 – 21 . London : Routledge . Joyce

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Martin Woodside

. Berkeley : University of California Press . 10.1525/9780520915329 Worden , Daniel . 2011 . Masculine Style: The American West and Literary Modernism . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . 10.1057/9780230337992

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Tru Leverette and Barbara Mennel

Zélie Asava. Mixed Race Cinemas: Multiracial Dynamics in America and France (New York Bloomsbury, 2017). 216 pp., ISBN: 1501312456 (paperback: $35.96)

Elizabeth Otto and Patrick Rössler, eds. Bauhaus Bodies: Gender, Sexuality, and Body Culture in Modernism’s Legendary Art School (New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019). xl + 345 pp., ISBN: 9781501344787 (hardback, $110), (paperback, $29.95)

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Before and After Ghostcatching

Animation, Primitivism, and the Choreography of Vitality

Heather Warren-Crow

theories that attempt to critique, re-enchant, and rejuvenate Western civilization (such as Walter Benjamin’s theory of mimesis, which I address below). Surprisingly, perhaps, the rhetoric of cartoons dovetails with that of European modernism in the fine

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Linda Howell, Ryan Bell, Laura Helen Marks, Jennifer L. Lieberman, and Joseph Christopher Schaub

“attunement with the machinery of the cinema” (45). In observing this distinction, one may suspect that Richmond has simply created a Cartesian binary, with modernism’s intellect on one side and proprioception’s bodily responses on the other. However, he

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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

Italian Avant-Garde Poetics .” In The Mind of Modernism: Medicine, Psychology, and the Arts in Europe and America, 1880–1940 , ed. Mark S. Micale , 197 – 213 . Stanford : Stanford University Press . Schivelbusch , Wolfgang . 1986 . The Railway