Disaster Tourism: Racialized Violence in Fuller's Summer on the Lakes

Katie Simon

Georgia College

Katie Simon is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of English and Rhetoric at Georgia College, specializing in American literature before 1900. She is also affiliated with the Programs in Liberal Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is working on a book project entitled Freedom’s Kin: Race, Space, and Personhood in Antebellum U.S. Literature. Her work has been published in: ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture; Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and; Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life.


Margaret Fuller’s influence on Thoreau gets discussed primarily through her editorship of his articles published in the Dial.  This paper takes up a further debt, one of emulation, analyzing closely the haunting... [ view full abstract ]


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P85 » Changing Climes: Geography, Mobility and Racial Justice in Antebellum Traveling Narratives (15:45 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment B)

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