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It’s Lonely at the Bottom: Elizabeth Alexander, Deborah Richards, and the Cosmopolitan Poetics of the Black Body

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Elizabeth Alexander’s The Venus Hottentot and Deborah Richards Last One Out—both of which reference black popular cultural figures such as Saartjie Baartman to remap the ... More


Nudes and Nazis; or, Surveying Sex through Violence in Museums

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter two constitutes a form of discursive display to explore, in experimental fashion, nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums as sites for visualizing perversity through the exhibitionary logic ... More


Mary Shelley, Frankenstein and slavery

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

in Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085413
eISBN:
9781526104045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 investigates the corrupting and corrosive effects of slavery. An association already exists between slavery and the rise of Gothic fiction through the West Indian connections of the major ... More


About Face, or, What Is This “Back” in B(l)ack Popular Culture?

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter historicizes and theorizes the sexual and commodity fetishization of the black female body/booty in multiple historical and contemporary “scientific,” economic, and cultural venues and ... More


Beauty Cuts the Knot

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 extends this analysis through an examination of Darwin’s early readings in British empiricist aesthetics, notably the writings of Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, and Francis Jeffrey. It is ... More


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