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Rachel Anna Blumenthal
Rachel Anna Blumenthal,  Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English

Professional Works

Selected Publications

“Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley, and America’s Psychiatric Republic.” Literature and Medicine (accepted).

“Margaret Fuller’s Medical Transcendentalism.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 61.4 (2015): 553-595.

“Canonicity, Genre, and the Politics of Editing: How We Read Frederick Douglass.” Callaloo, A Journal of African Diaspora 36.1 (2013): 178–191.

“Looking for Home in the Islamic Diaspora of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Azar Nafisi, and Khaled Hosseini.” Arab Studies Quarterly 34.4 (2012): 250–265.

Selected Conference Presentations

"Nurse Narratives and the Epistemology of Injury." Midwest Modern Language Association (Civil War Caucus). November 2016. Cincinnati, OH.

“Neurasthenic Experiments: Emily Dickinson and the Characters of Mind.” Emily Dickinson International Society. June 2016. Paris, France.

“Unsettling Sensations and Nineteenth-Century Cognitive Psychology” (Panel Co-organizer & Presenter). C19: The Society of 19th-Century Americanists. March 2016. State College, PA.

“Reimagining Sensation: Cognitive Science and the American Literary Madwoman.” Midwest Modern Language Association. November 2015. Columbus, OH.

“The Psychiatric Republic: Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln.” American Literature Association. May 2015. Boston, MA.

“Interdisciplinary Futures: The Medical Humanities Model” (Invited Keynote Address). Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference. April 2015. Indianapolis, IN.

“Visualizing the Story: Interdisciplinary Techniques for Teaching Literature to Non-Majors.” E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. May 2015. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Last updated: 08/16/2017