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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 4)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 31)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 1)
American Catholic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
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Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 3)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.23, h-index: 14)
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Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.265, h-index: 14)
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Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.176, h-index: 10)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
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Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.414, h-index: 15)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 4)
Dictionaries : J. of the Dictionary Society of North America     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 5)
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Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 3)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 2)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.68, h-index: 62)
George Herbert J.     Full-text available via subscription  
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Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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Helios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 8)
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Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.178, h-index: 8)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 5)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.177, h-index: 5)
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Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 8)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.562, h-index: 45)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 61, SJR: 0.428, h-index: 46)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
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Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.137, h-index: 3)
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J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.189, h-index: 57)
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J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
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Journal Cover Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction
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  • Surviving
    • Abstract: Every time I return to Iowa City to visit friends or do research, as I did just this past Thanksgiving, I make sure to drive out of town, south along a road lined with light industrial buildings, grain silos, trailer parks, overgrown train tracks, and a tiny airport built in World War II but little used now except on football weekends. I turn left, then left again, and then again, taking two-lane roads named Old Something-or-other, supplanted now by interstates. I’m following several bends in the Iowa River that appear and disappear, then appear again on plat maps on file in the Johnson County auditor’s office. I follow the river on dirt roads to a cabin I once lived in for periods of time on and ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Powder House
    • Abstract: Outside 77 St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan, an old man walks a miniature dog, and a skateboarder sweeps past them on the street. Inside, I blink and slowly dig my spoon into a half-crystallized, fishy gelatin, slunk out of a plastic bowl. The apartment belongs to a friend of mine from grad school named Brandon. A tenement built in 1845, it is a typical narrow railroad layout with the rare prize of a balcony on either side. When my mother first walked down St. Mark’s, with its line of smoke shops, open mic venues, and its tattoo parlor doubling as a coffee shop, she called it “a circus.” I was drawn to the neighborhood as I was drawn to Brandon’s character—to his inquisitiveness and loud laugh. ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Terminus
    • Abstract: My Thai ex-boyfriend wasn’t planning to share his HIV test results the night I visited him. He was in bed watching the news at the modest suburban home in Bangkok where he lived with his younger brothers. This was in 1997, the year Asia stood on the brink of an economic meltdown. The Thai currency had crashed, and the region was rocked by mass layoffs in South Korea and deadly food riots in Indonesia. The crisis caught me in an interesting predicament. I was a Filipino expat earning my salary in U.S. dollars, meaning the value of my salary skyrocketed while everybody else fell onto hard times. I stopped checking my bank account. All that money terrified me. I wasn’t used to it. I needed somebody I could ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • blk girls x-ing
    • Abstract: Dance with me / I know I’m free / Dance with me / I know I’m free This August brought us Telefone, a smooth, melodic, and dreamy masterpiece of a glimpse into the mind of a Black girl going through it. Facing life, death, (bad) habits, and internal ghosts, the listener rides along on the handlebars of Noname’s bicycle as the poet transports us through the streets of her beloved Chicago and the maze that is her beautiful and brilliant mind. Her parables are uniquely hers, articulated through the emotive quality and masterful resonance of her distinctive flow—low-key and measured, croaky and unbothered, modulated and quavering, but nonetheless firmly planted—Noname exposes the joys, pains, disturbances, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Otolith
    • Abstract: Extraction of the fish otolith is a careful surgery. Tweezers part the delicate membrane of the fish’s transparent inner ear canals, exposing two tiny white flakes, a mere three millimeters across, floating just beneath the fish’s brain. Responsible for the fish’s orientation, balance, and sound detection, otoliths are oto (Greek), meaning ear, and lith (Latin), meaning stone, or ear stone. Similar to pearls, otoliths are composed of calcium carbonate. Every year, a unique layer of protein and calcium carbonate is laid on the otolith surface, creating rings much like a ring on the trunk of a tree. By studying an otolith, scientists can determine a fish’s species and age, even chart the course of its lifetime. ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Before Green
    • Abstract: Before green was a color again, that place hummed with extinction. Her hospital bed adjusting automatically to keep the sores at bay. The thrum of the IV pole my mother pushed to the bathroom, its power cord like a companionable snake. Before green was a color again, there were weeks when chemo seemed not like a controlled burn but like the Hindenburg, or like the Challenger shuttle disintegrating just after takeoff, she was shedding pounds, shedding clothes, tears, was a thing on fire; we all stood back helpless because the fire wasn’t anywhere to be seen and was inextinguishable. Six rounds of chemo, each four days long. A bag of chemicals hung from a metal stake, dripping continuously. ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Such as Ground, So Close to Air
    • Abstract: Late in the summer before I would start fourth grade, my father mentioned an evening outdoor band concert. Local developers were bringing in a star for a promotional family event. Would I like to go? Shopping malls were just beginning to bloom as points of destination, away from the city center, brighter constellations of commerce for cars to be drawn into lower orbits, searching for the stuff of life and a suitable space to park. This mall was not the modern enclosed and climate-controlled cluster of big and bigger boxes. It was a deliberate convergence of landscaped promenades, some with goldfish ponds and stepping stones—a postwar vision of Olmsted and open-air respite between the fronts of small-town ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • This One Long Winter
    • Abstract: I’ve been ill for three months and I’ll be ill for three more. Six doctors can’t find what’s wrong with me. At their smallest, each tonsil is the size of a peach pit. I chase antibiotics with steroids, with big white doses of ibuprofen, with sugary homeopathic pills that dissolve into the walls of my cheeks. Nothing keeps the suckers down. I want to yell at people on the subway: Can’t you see I’m choking? Random foods make me puke. Yesterday it was quinoa. Quinoa! A shiny, wet rainbow across the bathroom floor. I can feel my own abjection, a leaking rupture, a permanent shift: the daily fevers, the night sweats, the nausea, engorged and cratered tonsils anyone might catch sight of if I open my ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • My Undoing
    • Abstract: About the follicle itself I know nothing. Is that even the correct word, follicle? I think so. But knowing for certain would require me to look it up. Which would defeat the purpose of not knowing. Rose Ellen has explained it all to me of course. But mostly I just tune her out. Because there are situations in which greater understanding is the enemy. Rose Ellen calls herself an electrologist. But the word sounds ugly to my ear. I call her my electrolysis person. Because sometimes an unwieldy phrase is best. Rose Ellen. My intimate, my assailant. Unweaver of my mask, unburier of the aging remnants of this long-lost girl. ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hotdog Curry
    • Abstract: The first time my brother Alfred heard the word nigger he was with our father, head first beneath the hood of some beater, learning how to change oil. The car belonged to an “uncle”—the term for any Indian man my parents knew—and had likely been stationed there, immovable, in our tenement’s parking lot for days; no one griped about disabled vehicles in Langley Park. Like kitchen roaches and ice cream trucks, they migrated at their own unpredictable whims, unstoppable. A cluster of schoolboys had ambled by, engaged in the type of teasing that demands copious cussing. Children are expert cussers. I recall lounging on a jungle gym in the fifth grade lamenting how much I cursed. “I got to stop cussing so ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Paper Nests
    • Abstract: My partner saw the papery nest first, under the roof of our garage, and understood it to be abandoned. After bringing the nest into the house to observe more closely, he noticed the nest was not abandoned, but rather still alive with small incubating wasps. Their vulnerable, squirming, blind bodies. They would find a home in our home and our own back porch. We both knew what decision we were to make but did not say it aloud. He took the nest away. A week before, I was eight months pregnant. I arrived at the hospital concerned my daughter was not moving. Don’t you feel this? the nurse asked, placing her hand on my stomach when the monitor told her my daughter was kicking. Believe me, the ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Earthbound
    • Abstract: The April sun fools us into believing in spring, and I am buoyant, blissed out, despite the scrabbly work. Broadforking first, softening the soil that it might accept seed. Then layering in compost, some so raw it’s still stippled with mussel shells and lobster claws. Rob readies the vegetable beds while I cut back the perennial herbs, pull insurgent weeds. Toni’s here to help, too; the garden’s greedy this time of year. Then Toni is calling me, panicked, urgent. “Something’s wrong with Rob.” He is sitting on the ground, knitting his fingers, vague and barefoot, his boots and socks a few feet away. Blood on his face, his head, his hands. His blue eyes blank, he cannot tell us anything—not what happened ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Just a Teardown Anyway
    • Abstract: Everywhere I look, something is dirty or broken. I’m perched on the toilet (I only perch in this house) looking for toilet paper since the holder is cracked and empty. I find the roll inside the bidet on my left, next to some dead flies. On my other side are two ex–towel holders. One is missing a rod and its twisted mounts look sharp and rusty. The other’s rod is hanging vertically. I close my eyes and turn away. “What’s this?” Julia asks, pointing her chubby toddler finger at a brownish lump on the peeling wallpaper by the shower. “I don’t know. A bug, maybe.” “No,” she says, “it’s not a bug.” “Well there are lots of unknowns here, honey. Don’t touch it.” She ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Skin Changes Quickly
    • Abstract: My father’s life is over. Now, his body must be allowed to end. These are the bones, the skeleton on which I hang my voice. Life over, his body, the skeleton, my voice. The weekly hospitalization is not okay. I know, I know Charlie would not want this. Maybe 20 years ago he told me. We had this crazy conversation while I was visiting in Piermont, having flown from my home in Minneapolis. I was helping him strip paint from the banister, the beautiful wood of a no-frills Victorian thickly covered. He used a chisel. Doing this kind of shit made him happy. Carpentry, woodwork, things with distinct boundaries. I was sanding the newel post. Totally at random, my father proclaimed he’d put an ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Return to the Typewriter
    • Abstract: My return to the typewriter began with a feverish compulsion to acquire not just one but a handful, beginning with the machines I used in college—a Hermes 3000 and a Royal desktop. But I didn’t stop there. I became obsessed with earlier typewriters, especially those with glass keys, and purchased a 1940s-era Smith Corona Sterling portable and a Royal Arrow. The touch of a fingertip on that Sterling’s black keys gave me a sensual thrill. A few weeks later, a West German Olympia SM3 portable arrived from an eBay seller, and I left it on my desk—to write on, I thought—but I spent far more time simply staring at it, running my hand over its graceful metal curves, tracing the chrome trim with my finger, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Gestalt of Revision: Commentary on “Return to the
           Typewriter”
    • Abstract: The late Donald Murray, considered by many as one of America’s greatest writing teachers, used to say that writers, despite their best intentions, often keep telling the same story over and over again. For me, it is the story of the wronged son. Somehow nearly every personal essay I write seems to find its way back to that theme, no matter how much I hope to send it in other directions. “Return to the Typewriter” was no exception. Even an essay about collecting manual typewriters had to be about my sad, alcoholic father and the wounds I suffered from his drinking. I think personal essayists are obligated to recognize these master narratives when they appear in their work, and to view them with suspicion. ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Safekeeping
    • Abstract: It was one of the first sunny Sundays in a long while. The usual August fog had either already burned off or not shown up. My husband and dog were sunning in the park. But I was in bed, because I had woken up that morning with your typical cold—scratchy throat, clogged nose, itching eyes, and that tender sensation of the glands in the neck, and everywhere else too. The typical cold that I knew I had caught from an old map. A 1962 U.S. road atlas that I bought off eBay and had spent hours bent over, breathing in its old pages. This had happened before. Two years earlier, a hardcover novel from the ’80s that hadn’t been checked out from the library since the ’80s did it, and once in college, I got as sick as ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Inter-Review
    • Abstract: In both of our books, we’re playing with science, and contributing to it in turn, I think. I’m struck by the way in which a word will appear in a corner of a paragraph in your book that we know is drawn from the world of physics. And then there’ll be a sentence that really is its own—why not—scientific formulation, but it teeters in some place between philosophy and science. One of my favorites: “If there is a contour to existence, it must be some sort of massive, oblong shape in perpetual motion. Ex-circles and in-circles in perfect rotation forever, where we stumble in the same 26 letters, and their most innumerable, but still numerable, combinations.” We have a mutual mistrust of charts and other crude ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Life-Affirming Essay
    • Abstract: While Ladies Night at the Dreamland includes personal reflections about Sonja Livingston’s life, it primarily focuses on recreating, imagining, and giving voice to women who have been silenced by history. We speak of women’s history, but it is not so long ago when we felt the urgent need to affirm women’s voices. And we still need to do this—now particularly with regard to writers of color and other marginalized individuals. Nevertheless, both Livingston and I came of age during a time when we learned that we should be “seen but not heard.” Livingston has done a superb job unlearning that adage. Creative nonfiction offers an opportunity to claim women’s voices and histories as our own, and there’s a ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sacred Viewing
    • Abstract: Perhaps the funniest, most inspired moment in Walker’s new memoir about growing up with blind parents in relative poverty comes late in the book, when he begins to feel lust (a sin in his parents’ religion). He recalls exploring a Playboy that a friend had stolen and brought to school: Despite my impulse to turn and leave, I joined the boys as they moved to Rodney’s side, crouched with them after he placed the magazine on the black and white tiles. While we peered over his shoulder, he turned the pages with such delicacy, such reverence, that we might have been biblical scholars, dumbstruck by our discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. When the sacred viewing was over, Rodney began tearing out pages and ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Lifeboat
    • Abstract: It’s thrilling to discover the voice of a new writer. I remember coming across Scott Russell Sanders’s “The Inheritance of Tools” in the 1987 edition of Robert Atwan’s Best American Essays series. Often, usually perhaps, a new essayist is new only to us. Sanders had already published several books and a slew of essays, mainly in North American Review, but I was only dimly aware of his work. Then I read this essay about his father’s death and the way one generation hands down tools and the skills to use them to the next. It knocked me on my heels and I’ve read and taught his essays ever since. Sadly we sometimes read right past genius. As Gertrude Stein put it, masterpieces test us, and sometimes ... Read More
      Keywords: Madden, Patrick,; Women; Murder
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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