restricted access   Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2015

Table of Contents

Pleasure Reading

p. 1
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Pleasure Reading

Hardtack

pp. 2-6
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Surfacing (in the Heat of Reading): Is It Like Kissing or Some Other Sex Act?

pp. 7-13
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Essays

Emerson, Embryology, and Culture

pp. 15-39
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The Civil War’s “Empty Sleeve” and the Cultural Production of Disabled Americans

pp. 41-65
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The Wind of Words: Plagiarism and Intertextuality in Of One Blood

pp. 67-87
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Toward a Genealogy of Americanist Expressionism

pp. 89-117
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Forum: Race and Visuality

Introduction

pp. 119-121
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Race and Architectural Geometry: Thomas Jefferson’s Octagons

pp. 121-130
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Visualizing Race Science in Benito Cereno

pp. 130-137
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Archives of Racial Performance

pp. 138-146
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Visualizing Racial Mixture and Movement: Music, Notation, Illustration

pp. 146-155
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Cotton Babies, Mama’s Maybe: Invention, Matter, and Mythology in Kara Walker’s 8 Possible Beginnings

pp. 156-163
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Forum: Monstrosity

Introduction: Duty Now For The Future

pp. 165-173
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Tracking Prehistory

pp. 173-181
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Monstrosity, Colonialism, and the Racial State

pp. 173-181
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Whales, Cannibals, and Second Nature

pp. 190-197
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Monstrously Unpositable: Primitive Accumulation and the Aesthetic Arc of Capital

pp. 197-204
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Specters of Reason: Kantian Things and the Fragile Terrors of Philosophy

pp. 204-211
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Contributor Biographies

pp. 213-217
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