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The plantation as a center of disability: Then and now
In an article detailing the medical experimental and exploitation of black female bodies during times of slavery, Rachel Dudley details the notion of the plantation as a "cultural location of disability." The widespread ...
Surveying the damage: Political aesthetics of violence after Abu Ghraib
From the outstretched hands of an injured Haitian girl who reaches toward the camera to the thumbs up of a U.S. interrogator who stands over the naked body of a detainee, we are inundated, today, with politicized images ...
Lyric resource: Sound technologies and lyric criticality
This dissertation analyzes recordings and performances of poetry in the postwar period as occasions in which poets engage with the long history and tradition of lyric poetry while revising lyric practice in response to ...
Creatures of habit: Perception, automation, and American modernism
Automated technologies have long characterized twentieth-century modernity, from automobiles and the assembly line to cinematic technology. Encompassing industrial production, scientific management, physiological investigations ...
You Must Not Know Bout Me*: Reviewed Resistance of Sarah Bartmann, Josephine Baker, and Beyoncé Knowles
This thesis explores three forms of resistance demonstrated through the lives of Josephine Baker, Sarah Bartmann, and Beyoncé Knowles. These forms of resistance are "talking back" (originally from bell hooks); oppositional ...