Whitman's Waste: Bodies, Bandages, Bedsides, and Books

Clare Mullaney

University of Pennsylvania

Clare Mullaney is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania where she works on nineteenth- and early-twentieth century U.S. literature, disability studies, and material culture. Her dissertation, “American Imprints: Disability and the Material Text,” considers how turn-of-the-century writers grappled with the social problem of disability at the level of textual form.  


This panel brings critical disability studies in conversation with histories of healthand wellness in nineteenth-century America. By employing an “ecological” lens, we attend not only to the interactions between ill and... [ view full abstract ]


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P33 » Ecologies Of Ability (08:30 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment E)

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