Touching The Scarlet Letter

Sari Altschuler

Northeastern University

Sari Altschuler is Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of the Humanities Center at Northeastern University. Her book The Medical Imagination: Literature and Health in the Early United States is scheduled for publication in February 2018 with the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her work has appeared in leading journals, including Disability Studies Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Literature, American Literature, American Literary History, PMLA, and the medical journal the Lancet, and she serves on the advisory board of American Quarterly. She recently coedited a special of Early American Literature (2017) on early American disability studies with Cristobal Silva.


Sari Altschuler’s paper adopts a different perspective on the visual, beginning with the 1885 raised-print The Scarlet Letter published by the Perkins Institution for the Blind to consider what it might reveal about... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sari Altschuler (Northeastern University)

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P83 » Articulating Disability (15:45 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta I-II)

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