Reviews

Book Review

Steven Shapiro, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. San Francisco Chronicle 27 August 2015.

 

Book review

James Berger, The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity; Jay Dolmage, Disabiltiy Rhetoric; Ellen Samuels, Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race. American Literature (forthcoming December 2015).

 

American History through the Eyes of the Obscure.  

Review of Jill Lepore, Book of Ages:  The Life and Opinions of Jane FranklinAmerican Literary History 

 

Disney, Autism, and Whatever Works

Review of Life, Animated:  A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind.

Published in Los Angeles Review of Books, June 16, 2014.

 

Solomon’s Ladder:  On Parenthood, Difference, and Identity.

Review of Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree:  Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

Published in Los Angeles Review of Books, January 20, 2013.

 

A World Where We Are All Autistic

Review of Me Who Dove Into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman.

Published in Public Books, May 7, 2013.

 

Disability Studies Now

Review of Christopher M. Bell, ed. Blackness and Disability:  Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions; Kim Q. Hall, Feminist Disability Studies; Emily Russell, Reading Embodied Citizenship:  Disability, Narrative, and the Body Politic; Susan Schweik, The Ugly Laws:  Disability in Public; Tobin Siebers, Disability Aesthetics

Published in American Literary History 25.2 (Summer 2013):   495-507.

 

Rachel Adams on Far From the Tree

Review of Far From the Tree: On Parenthood, Difference, and Identity by Andrew Solomon (Scribner, 2012)
Published in Los Angeles Review of Books, January 20th, 2013.

 

Book Review

Review of Staging Stigma: A Critical Examination of the American Freak Show by Michael M. Chemers (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008)
Published in Modern Drama, Volume 53, Number 1, Spring 2010, pp. 117-119.

 

American Literature in the Age of Mass Culture
Review of Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870–1920 by Nancy Bently (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009)

 

Book Review
Review of The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary By Ramón Saldívar (Duke University Press, 2006)
Published in The Americas, Volume 64, Number 4, April 2008, pp. 632-634

 

Book Review
Review of Informal Empire: Mexico and Central America in Victorian Literature by Robert D. Aguirre (University of Minnesota Press, 2005)
Published in The Americas (Volume 62, Number 3, January 2006, pp. 478-479)


Book Review
Review of Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere by Anna Brickhouse (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Published in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 60, No. 1 (June 2005), pp. 87-90

 

Bringing out the Dead: Inside the Arbus Archive
Review of Diane Arbus: Family Albums.
Exhibition Curators: Anthony W. Lee and John Pultz; Organized by the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas; September 2003–December 2005, traveling.
Published in American Quarterly, Volume 57, Number 1, March 2005, pp. 207-221.


Book Review
Review of Countering the Counterculture: Rereading Postwar American Dissent from Jack Kerouac to Tomás Rivera By Manuel Luis Martinez (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003)
Published in The Americas, Volume 61, Number 1, July 2004, pp. 124-125

 

The Worlding of American Studies
Review of Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism: From the Revolution to World War II By John Carlos Rowe (Oxford University Press, 2000); Post-Nationalist American Studies Edited by John Carlos Rowe (University of California Press, 2000); Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature Edited by Amerjit Singh and Peter Schmidt (University of Mississippi Press, 2000)
Published in American Quarterly, Volume 53, Number 4, December 2001, pp. 720-732

 

Book Review
Review of Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity By Simi Linton (New York University Press, 1998); Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media Edited by Ann Pointon with Chris Davies (British Film Institute, 1997)
Published in Signs, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Autumn, 2000), pp. 295-298

 

Masculinity without Men
Review of Female Masculinity by Judith Halberstam (Duke University Press, 1998)
Published in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 6, Number 3, 2000, pp. 467-478

 

Enabling Differences: New Work in Disability Studies
Review of Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature By Rosemarie Garland Thomson (Columbia University Press, 1996); Enforcing Normalcy: Disability,Deafness and the Body By Lennard Davis (W. W. Norton, 1995); Life as We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child By Michael Bérubé (Random House, 1996)

Published in Michigan Quarterly Review (Issue title: Disability, Art, and Culture (Part One) vol. XXXVII, no. 2, Spring 1998.