French Miniaturist (15th century). Fortune and Her Wheel: Illustration from Vol. 1 of Boccaccio’s De Casibus Virorum Illustrium (On the Fates of Famous Men) (1467, Glasgow, Glasgow University Library)

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Going Solo

Solo performances played a key role in reshaping modern ideas about feminism, identity, and gendered subjectivity, claims Carrie J. Preston, an assistant professor of English whose forthcoming book, Solo Performance: Gender, Genre, Modernism, centers on modern dancer Isadora Duncan and the way she “redefined femininity for her period, redefined the relationship between the body and the soul.” Read more »

He Speaks in Your Voice: American

Gene Andrew Jarrett began his 2006 book Deans and Truants with a deceptively simple question: What is African American literature? Read more »

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