Idiorrhythmic Temporalities: Jewett and the Shell Heap

Vesna Kuiken


Vesna Kuiken is visiting assistant professor at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research interests include ecology, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and biopolitics. She is currently working on a book Idiorrhythmic Ecologies: The Politics of Life in Jewett, Chesnutt, and Hurston. Her work has appeared in the collection American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameron (Bloomsbury, 2014), Nineteenth-Century Prose, and the Henry James Review. She is the recipient of the Leon Edel Prize for the best essay on Henry James in 2016.


The second part of the panel takes up Chow's and Pease's concrete considerations of the strangeness of marine life forms to consider, more generally, how nineteenth-century literature employs the liquidity of the ocean to... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Vesna Kuiken (SUNY-Albany)

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P47 » Corals, Reefs, and Heaps: America's Marine Poetics (14:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment B)

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