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  Volume 39, Issue 2-3, June/September 2013

Table of Contents

Readers’ Forum

Everybody Loves Imparfait: Academic Cultures of Imperfection

Everybody Loves Imparfait: Academic Cultures of Imperfection

pp. 1-5

On David Bowie’s Perfect Imperfection, circa 1974

pp. 6-8

Aesthetics, Value, and the Joy of Imperfections

pp. 9-12

The Queer Art of Imperfection

pp. 13-15

Mistaken Plaesures Pleasures

pp. 16-19

Reflections on the Nature of Perfection

pp. 20-22

Cinematographic Imperfection: The Art of Life in Film (On John Huston’s The Misfits, 1961)

pp. 23-29

Remembering Roland McMaster

In Memoriam: Rowland McMaster (1928 to 2013)

pp. 31-42

Why Read?

pp. 43-61


Instructive Encounters

Grappling with Respect: Copway and Traill in a Conversation that Never Took Place

pp. 63-88

Reading for the Other: Lessons from Karen Connelly’s The Lizard Cage

pp. 89-113

On Lecturing and Being Beautiful: Zadie Smith, Elaine Scarry, and the Liberal Aesthetic

pp. 115-137

The Extra/Ordinary

The Tropical Empire: Exotic Animals and Beastly Men in The Island of Doctor Moreau

pp. 139-159

Giving the Mundane its Due: One (Fine) Day in the Life of the Everyday

pp. 161-180

Recollected Histories

“As liuing now, equald theyr vertues then”: Early Modern Allusions, Boudicca, and the Failure of Monologic Historiographies

pp. 181-215

The World After Progress: The Thomas Browne of W. G. Sebald

pp. 217-249

Cutting into Diane Glancy’s Ghost Dance

pp. 251-275

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