Discovery & Inspiration

Discovery & Inspiration

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Jacob M. Baum, “Disability and Autobiography in the Sixteenth Century”
September 06, 2022

Prior to the modern era, autobiographical narrati…

Gregg Mitman, “Bloodborne: Invasion and the Politics of Disease”
July 03, 2021

For the past several decades, authorities have be…

Jordynn Jack, “Training the Brain: Rhetoric, Neuropolicy, and Education”
June 27, 2021

Over the past several decades, neuroscientific st…

Lester Tomé, “Movement and Modernism: Carpentier’s Transatlantic Ballet”
June 18, 2021

Though modernist ballet is often associated with …

Janny HC Leung, “Language, Law, and the Limits of Digital Autonomy”
June 12, 2021

As more of our lives shift online, the question o…

Rachel Watson, “Evidence and Racial Discourse in Segregation-Era Literature”
May 30, 2021

When we read most novels, we assume that characte…

Ryan Emanuel, “Water in the Lumbee World: Indigenous Rights and the Transformation of Home”
May 23, 2021

Though debates about water usage and environmenta…

Molly Worthen, “From St. Paul to Populist Politics: The Evolution of Charismatic Leadership”
May 16, 2021

Charisma is a concept we typically use to refer t…

Katherine Mellen Charron, “Women, Rural Communities, and the Struggle for Black Freedom”
July 06, 2020

When mapping the struggle for Black freedom and r…