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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 126)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claraboia     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)

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   ISSN (Print) 1522-3868 - ISSN (Online) 1544-1733
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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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