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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: 13)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     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)
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Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 4)
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English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 5)
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Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription  
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Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
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French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.101, h-index: 3)
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Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.68, h-index: 62)
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High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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  • Revising the Stories We Tell Ourselves As We Live
    • Abstract: I am sitting in a hospital in a small town in Michigan. I come here every day and I walk the halls.I read the day's census to learn who's newly admitted. I check in with the charge nurse and sit in on rounds to find out what's changed overnight. I walk the halls, pause, take a deep breath, and enter a room. I pause, wrap myself in a comforter, settle in, set down the cup of coffee, and turn a page.A friend who has no religious or spiritual inclinations asked me a couple of months ago why I was beginning to work as a hospital and hospice chaplain. What exactly is it, she wondered, that a chaplain does.I walk the halls, enter a room, turn a page, enter a story. On some days, I enter the room and the ICU nurse ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Yummy
    • Abstract: Fourth grade, Mrs. Sullivan's class, and Todd Capca tells me he watched something on TV that disturbed him to the core. "To the core, I tell you." Todd Capca is known for his theatrics, a skinny kid with flexible wrists and perfect brown hair. He will come out years later, but we are at the age where the word "gay" does not take shape, where Todd Capca is just a boy with flexible wrists and an extensive vocabulary.At recess, Todd Capca has the ability to gather a crowd with his stories. That's how you locate him. Look for a crowd. Look for the skinny, perfect-hair, flexible-wristed boy in the center of the crowd. Look and listen to how he speaks, which is presidential. Like today, for instance, when he approaches ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • I Imagine Blood
    • Abstract: My maternal grandfather had the stature of a boxer: short, muscular, with chiseled features and a size-7 shoe. His nickname was "Bug." He was Mohawk Indian and spent most of his life working a farm in upstate New York. Fight or flight, he would fight—or so I imagine. He died when my mother was ten years old: his heart gave out. But I visited his farm and walked his land. I have two photographs of him grinning with a fierce strength.I've known the story of my family since I was a tiny child: it's always seemed like a far-off tale. My mother and her sisters still talk about it at holidays, bits and pieces here and there. I ask questions like they're reminiscing about a days-long film I've never seen. As a child, I ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dissolution
    • Abstract: Landscapes dissolve, along with the people who inhabit them, the same way an old television picture tube keeps the darkened silhouette of a scene frozen on the screen for several seconds after it's been turned off. As a kid, I would stare a long time after the screen went dark, convincing myself that I never saw it fully recede to a place I could not see.When my husband left for war the first time, I still saw him everywhere in the echoes, the imprints he left behind. "He's gone now," I would remind myself—as if that's all I had to say about it. The Army had only given us nine days to get ready. But there he stood in front of the open refrigerator door, or on the porch lighting a cigarette, or plucking his cap from ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Some May Be Infinite
    • Abstract: Physicists are looking for something called the theory of everything. This theory will open up the universe, all of history, all of space and time.Here is my theory of everything: my mother. Her early death. It all comes back to her. It always has. I suspect it always will. My mother, the gravitational force in my orbit.In that metaphor, I am not sure if I spend my life orbiting around her death or her life or the idea of her or the missing of her.She had myelofibrosis, a bone marrow cancer. She was sick for two years before she died. Yet even knowing that she would die did not prepare me for her to die. The only way I could get up every morning was with an absolute belief that there was no way she was going to ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Spring Arrives in the Gobi
    • Abstract: Some winters are so cold, they say, a young bull's horns will crack. On certain sunny and windless days in January, when the temperature rises to minus 20° at noon and the light is pure and powder-dry, tiny crystals of ice glint in the air, a spangling of color delicate as surf spray. It's difficult to say where the crystals come from, whether swept up on a breeze too light to feel, or carried down from the mountains on the wind. A like effect is found near waterfalls, the rainbow mist that Coleridge, in a late poem, called "the gemmy air."There's a Mongolian word for this display. I once heard a man use it and I asked him to repeat it, but I couldn't copy the pronunciation very well and I didn't have my notebook ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • States of Emergency
    • Abstract: All morning I hear, "Have a nice day."If I were another writer, say the Writer Before, I would prop those words up for their irony, all these insincere and insensitive people who know nothing about my day. The receptionist at the clinic checkout desk. The shuttle van driver dropping me at the parking garage. The man in a wheelchair on the elevator, his cast-stiffened leg bumping the aluminum wall as his daughter gently adjusts the chair so the door will close.But I am this writer, grateful now for every scrap of simple human warmth. How many people don't tell me to have a nice day, don't even look at me as I negotiate the massive urban hospital, asking for directions at every intersecting hallway' I think of my ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Natural Order of Things
    • Abstract: [Grief] is not linear. . . . Someone did us all a grave injustice by first implying that mourning has a distinct beginning, middle, and end. That's the stuff of short fiction.Every few months you leave me the following message, with little variation. I press play to listen."It's Dad . . . Are you well'" Your voice scuttles up a pebbly hill."I'm thinking of your mom . . ." The voice slides down."And so I called you. I called your sister too, but no call back." You are not surprised—still, with each phrase your voice rises in small waves, trying to catch hope on the crash down."Your husband, he must treat you well as his wife . . . when someone passes away, someone is left to think of them."We slept on yellow floors ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Toxic Malibu: An Ode
    • Abstract: So we go to the beach near Malibu and I'm like, Oh my God, this place is a poem. There's the dead seal, washed up on the shore—freshly dead, I'm told by a German TV director who is with his wife and two young children, from toxins in the ocean. The toxins not only kill the seals, he informs me, but also make them incredibly aggressive, as if they have rabies. So they try to attack everyone, then keel over dead. And I say, Oh, my God, if the toxins can kill seals, what about the people in the water—I mean, what about the surfers' And the TV director shrugs and says, Eh—the surfers are already crazy, and I start to laugh but then notice my two-and-a-half-year-old son is wandering away, dabbling in the estuary, which ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Homeloss
    • Abstract: Local or Kam'āina is someone who grew up in Hawai'i but is not necessarily of Native Hawaiian ancestry.Location and geography act as identity markers. The social question where did you come from' is a way to discover how Local one is to the Islands. This singular question highlights:1the immediate distance you traveled to the meeting location;2how different/similar your experience of a particular place is related to another's (i.e., high school, shared friends/family circles, familiarity of food establishments);3how many generations you can trace back to a specific location and how much of an insider you are.The label of Hawaiian, or Native Hawaiian, refers to Polynesians living in Hawai'i before the arrival ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Buffalo, 1971
    • Abstract: I'd always thought of Gary's fiery steel mills as the outer edge of my world. Wh en we left Chicago every summer to drive to Boston, we always saw their red skies in the morning; when we returned, always at night, the skies blazed, and I was as delighted as if they'd been fireworks heralding our arrival.This time, however, we were not going to come back for any fireworks. We were moving to Boston for good. But this trip across country was more than a move from place to place. It was like a time-elapsed photograph, starting with Motown and ending with Joplin, beginning with childhood—I was about to turn 12—and ending in adolescence. No more familiar inflatable Dino the Dinosaur from the Sinclair station; no more ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Brown Leather Satchel
    • Abstract: December 27, 1938. Ludwigshafen, Germany. Inga Borhmann, age nine, adjusted the strap of her brown leather satchel. It was a small satchel, shaped like an envelope, and it hung low below her hip bone. Inside, she had packed paper, pencils for drawing, and a little money. Perhaps a trinket or two. She also carried a small valise, as did Marion, her older sister, who was 12.Else, their mother, dressed the girls in layers of clothing, underwear, skirts, blouses, sweaters, and socks. Gloves and a hat. Baggy leggings. I picture matching coats of good wool, probably brown tweed and coarse to the touch, softened with velvet collars. That would have been the style in 1938, wool and velvet.Nearly seven weeks had passed ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Firewood
    • Abstract: Papa hung the doe in the basement because it was too cold in the pull-through last week and the deer would have frozen solid. He took the deer apart this morning and Mama came down for the pieces. The sawdust and blood make a nice smell, and the little deer ankles are so supple and dainty we make paths in the sawdust for them to step along, visiting each other in their sawdust forts. They need forts because a witch lives in the dark part of the basement, where other people's things have been left behind, and Robin Hood and Little John must always keep watch. Now Papa's back to making the clock.We moved here so Papa could build the ski resort, but that was done a long time ago, and then he spent a year fixing ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Certain Arc
    • Abstract: But I wanted to describe the trajectory of a baseball, the air, the rustling air, the space—the hole the ball makes against the background, its shape and how it has warped by the time it reaches me.Over the last year my wife and I reread Moby-Dick, which led her to Omoo, Typee, Redfern, and Pierre, which, by the way, she recommends unequally. It led also to her observing, shortly before Christmas, how she thought she needed a few books by women. I took the hint and came up with four with which I stuffed her stocking. That's all we do any more, stockings, ours being ample, bulky knits. And so, about a month later, she read the passage above aloud, over coffee, at our kitchen table. It's from the third of the four ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • On Rimrocking Right
    • Abstract: Of course we would all like to "believe" in something, like to assuage our private guilts in public causes, like to lose our tiresome selves; like, perhaps, to transform the white flag of defeat at home into the brave white banner of battle away from home.The Big Empty. The Great Basin of the Intermountain West, where no rivers run seaward and no rattlers sun leeward. Mapped the Sage Desert, Sage Plains, Great Sandy Desert, the Oregon Desert, or by just that more ominous genus of the Outback, Desert. There are 215 miles of small sage and scrub juniper and bunch grass and mesquite and tumbleweeds and bullet-pocked road signs for pronghorn antelope and burros and cattle and bighorn sheep and ruts for old Borax wagons ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Prose, Essay, Lyric
    • Abstract: Once I asked my teacher what he called what he wrote, and he said "prose." I still think that's a classy answer.A Google search tells me that in the time of the Romans, prose meant "straightforward discourse," prosa oratio.Various online dictionaries will define prose in similar terms: "written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure," or "commonplace expression or quality." Merriam-Webster goes further, offering clarification for writerly types who might be wrinkling their brows:"Greater irregularity and variety of rhythm" is different from having no meter at all. In this definition, prose shares a closer correspondence with the patterns of everyday speech, which is nothing if not ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Reading Lyric: Essay and Archive
    • Abstract: With regard to the lyric essay, nonfiction suffers from a serious theory deficiency. This is ironic, since we borrowed the term from poetry, and poetry has been thinking about the status of the lyric for at least a couple of centuries. We could chart the critical genealogy in English-speaking literature from roughly John Stuart Mill's double essay "Thoughts on Poetry and Its Varieties," published in its final form in 1867, to Jonathan Culler's Theory of the Lyric, published in 2015. But we could go back even further, to the ways the Greeks read Sappho or the medieval rabbis (or monks or nuns) read the Psalms.Of course, every critical genealogy is also a history of reading, an insight that also happens to be the ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lyric Invitation
    • Abstract: Direct your eye right inward," Thoreau once wrote, "and you'll find / A thousand regions in your mind / Yet undiscovered. Travel them, and be / Expert in home-cosmography." When I began reading and writing nonfiction, I—like many young students and writers—first equated literary nonfiction exclusively with memoir, that Thoreauvian ideal of becoming an expert at your own life, a scholar of your own cosmography.This worked for me for approximately three pieces, which I used to complete the requisite 25-page nonfiction writing sample for applications to a handful of creative writing graduate programs. I did not consider that by the time I left my job and life and moved two-thirds of the way across the country to ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Poetics of Leaving a Place
    • Abstract: Story is negotiated. Story happens from what we put on the page and what the reader takes off the page.Let story be that kite, wild blue of sky, tug and beckon, dialogue and demand.Locals call the collection of Rust Belt towns where I'm from "Downriver." Drive into town, past the Sibley Quarry, where limestone laces the earth. Piles of abandoned concrete and industrial waste rest quietly along the river, and the rest of town is strip malls and farmland. Enrico Fermi Nuclear Plant is down there in the township near Monroe, those two bulbous columns puffing steam clouds over Lake Erie, subject of the Gil Scott-Heron song "We Almost Lost Detroit." When you grow up queer there, you grow well-versed in the mythology of ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Act and Practice of Love
    • Abstract: I am always excited by news from the Richard Ford industrial complex—a forthcoming novel or a repackaging of the old ones, his commentaries in international newspapers on the Trump phenomenon, the film adaptation of his 1990 novella Wildlife starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, which began filming in November 2016.But I am particularly keen when the news involves his personal nonfiction, the quality of which even Ford himself seems to underestimate. A friend approached Ford several years ago about collecting it all—essays, commentaries, and critical introductions—between hard covers, but Ford demurred, saying there wasn't enough of it and what there was might not be very good. I suspect it may have been his ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Criminal: A Conversation & Review
    • Abstract: Ned Stuckey-French: I was so glad to hear you liked this wonderful book, Anne, and were up for a conversation about it. This should be fun.I love both the form and the content of this book. Brodak is a poet, and to me it seemed from the outset that this memoir would, in a certain way, borrow its form from poetry. The table of contents told me it would have 82 short chapters, and after reading the first three, which total just seven pages, it was apparent that the chapters were going to unfold thematically and not always chronologically. They would be short. They would feel like stanzas. They would employ direct address and allow for a mix of meditation and narrative. In this sense, the book seems to me a model of a ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Taxonomy
    • Abstract: I didn't always know. I sensed it, however; I knew the feeling of it. The signs, the traces, the eddies in the stream. The reflections you see when passing storefront windows that are said to be somehow poetic. But I rarely shop, and I avoid looking at myself in the glass anyway. I could never accept what I saw. Besides, if you didn't know better, those glances might make you think you were see-through, a ghost of a person looking with faint eyes into the depths of a translucent face. Sometimes I wish I didn't know better.It's adding "Other" as an alternative to Male and Female on the gender question of your study's demographics form and hoping you won't have to explain that option to your participants—let alone ... Read More
      Keywords: Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi; Ford, Edna Akin
      PubDate: 2017-10-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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