Monthly Archives: May 2009

Part II: In which a hyphen is not a hyphen

This is second in a series of six, and possibly seven, posts with the provisional title “Marking Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Typography, Race, and Textual Transmission.” See Part I: In which a space is not a space if you’d like to … Continue reading

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Part I: In which a space is not a space

This is first in a series of six, and possibly seven, posts with the provisional title “Marking Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Typography, Race, and Textual Transmission.” This series includes much-revised versions of presentations at the Midwest MLA Conference (Minneapolis, 2008) and … Continue reading

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The Kisses of Tom and Eva: Not in Stowe’s text

In the text of Uncle Tom’s Cabin that can be attributed to Stowe, Eva does not kiss Tom, though literary critics seem to imagine that she does. Sarah Robbins refers to the “angelic mother-child Eva kissing Uncle Tom.” (539). Henry … Continue reading

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To do list

As my previous post makes clear, the danger to my career health is distractibility. I work all the time, but I know of only two ways to motivate myself to complete work that is in progress: shame and deadlines. I … Continue reading

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Creeping distractibility, sounds nice…

Rather than reading beyond Laura Miller’s quote on “creeping distractibility” (where was that from?) in review of Winifred Gallagher’s Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life (thanks, Humanist) and then checking how much it costs on Amazon, remembering while there that … Continue reading

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