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[INTER]SECTIONS: [Inter]sections No. 16, fall/winter 2011

[Inter]sections No. 16, fall/winter 2011




The Wicked Bitch of the East: Feminine Resistance in Taylor Hackford’s Dolores Claiborne by Rebecca Willoughby    ABSTRACT and  FULL TEXT

Remembering the American Century: The Danger in Arthur Miller’s Danger: Memory! by Shaun Clarkson  ABSTRACT and  FULL TEXT

Race and Trauma at the Rise of the Millennium: Reading American Culture in the “Post-Racial” Era by Luminita M. Dragulescu   ABSTRACT and  FULL TEXT

No Place Like Home: Journeying in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and Beloved by Alice Hall    ABSTRACT and  FULL TEXT



Rebecca L. Willoughby is a lecturer at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she also serves as Assistant Coordinator for the Griot Institute for Africana Studies and the Presidential Arts Initiative.  She holds a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University, and her teaching and research interests include early modern drama, Shakespeare, and film studies. Willoughby has written previously on early modern revenge tragedy and its shared conventions with contemporary horror film, as well as on medieval passion plays, the phenomenon of lynching photography, and film melodrama.  Her dissertation, Forbidden Bodily Knowledge: Transformative Violence in Early Modern and Postmodern Entertainment, is currently under revision for publication. 

Shaun Clarkson holds an MA from Texas State University and will be pursuing a PhD in contemporary American literature at Purdue University. Shaun has published articles on American film and literature in Philip Roth Studies, The Saul Bellow Journal, NeoAmericanist, and The Journal of South Texas English Studies and presented at conferences across the country. His research focuses primarily on the representation of memory and the mind in post-war Jewish American art.

Luminita M. Dragulescu is an Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. She holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University and a B.A. from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her research interests lie at the interface of contemporary American Literature, Black American Literature and Culture, race and trauma/psychoanalytical theories, memory and life-writing studies. Dr. Dragulescu published, or has articles accepted for publication, in scholarly journals, anthologies, and an encyclopedia, on Salman Rushdie, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, Art Spiegelman, John Edgar Wideman, Katherine Stockett, Philip Roth, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Boris Pasternak.

Alice Hall wrote her PhD on representations of disability in twentieth century literature in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge and recently completed a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Nottingham. She is the author of Disability and Modern Fiction: Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee and the Nobel Prize for Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and currently works at Université Paris-Diderot.





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