The Body, Otherwise

On February 4, 2020, my breasts were surgically removed via bilateral mastectomy. This was my fourth surgery in three...

Art, Porn, and the Post-Pandemic Museum

Pornhub’s new venture Classic Nudes challenges art’s hierarchies by focusing on and recreating its most erotic moments through pornography....

The Consent of the Governed

Charlotte Temple should have known better. She should have listened to her teachers and her parents. She should not...

The Classroom as Monument

In the first weeks of a Fall 2019 class on U.S. Literature and the Law, my students and I...

Accommodating Women: Re-reading “The Yellow Wall-Paper” in My Kitchen

So I will let it alone, and write about the house. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wall-Paper”   I...

First Loves and Bad Fantasy: Re-reading David Eddings

My father’s library took up most of his office and much of our living room–hundreds or thousands of books...

Veronica Litt’s Playlist of 10 #c18 Music Videos

I love pop music. I love the eighteenth century. When these things collide, I am in heaven. Ascend with...

Bedtime Stories

Your duvet, flung with stars, lies horizontal on the bed, the soft parts gathered in the bottom corner, like...

The Loves of Heavy Metal: Baroness & Radical Feminist Botany

I’ve spent the last decade or so of my life writing a book about women and plants–specifically, eighteenth-century British...

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