Ramona's Chronobiopolitics; or, Alessandro's Anachrony

Timothy Donahue

Oakland University

Tim Donahue is Assistant Professor of English at Oakland University, where he teaches and researches nineteenth-century literatures of the U.S. and the Americas. He received his Ph.D. in 2015 from Columbia University, where his dissertation was awarded honorable mention for the M.C. Cohen prize for best dissertation written in the Department of English & Comparative Literature. He is currently at work on a book project that explores the interrelations of literary and political forms in the borderlands of nineteenth-century North America. An essay drawn from this project appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of J19.


My paper reads Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona (1884) as a portrait of how U.S. government institutions managed indigenous populations amidst the settler colonialism of nineteenth-century California. Jackson, I suggest, finds... [ view full abstract ]


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