Poe, Drunk

Dana Seitler

University of Toronto

Dana Seitler is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Atavistic Tendencies: The Culture of Science in American Modernity (2008). She just completed her second book Lateral Aesthetics: Gender, Sexuality, and the Queer Politics of Art in Modern American Fiction (Fordham University Press, forthcoming). Her current project, Broken Life: Essays on Self-Destruction, focuses on the aesthetics of refusal and renunciation in suicide plots and addiction narratives in nineteenth-century fiction. 


What happens if we think about intoxication not as a pathological state but as a state of personhood, or about addiction not as a disease but a desire? Thinking through nineteenth-century anxieties about and debates over... [ view full abstract ]


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P76 » Intoxicating Climates (14:00 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta III-IV)

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