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"Naked and ghastly": Disarticulated Limbs and the Altered Union Body

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:15pm

404 Morrill Hall

American Studies Fall Colloquium. A light lunch will be served.

Chinn's work primarily explores questions of race, sexuality, and gender in U.S. literature and culture, particularly in the 19th century. She is the author of Technology and the Logic of American Racism: A Cultural History of the Body as Evidence (Continuum, 2000) and  The Invention of Modern Adolescence: Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2009).  Her most recent book is Spectacular Men: Race, Gender, and Nation on the Early American Stage, 1780-1830 (Oxford University Press, 2017).

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Hunter College

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