Recent CWL Faculty Publications

Biblio JM23_art17Dr. Crystal Yin Lie would like to share her recent article, published in the interdisciplinary quarterly Biography“Drawn To History: Healing, Dementia, and the Armenian Genocide in the Intertextual Collage of Aliceheimer’s” explores Dana Walrath’s memoir, Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass (2016), noting graphic medicine’s commitments to interrogating power relations in medical discourse, highlighting the valuable perspective of dementia experience, and revealing how by juxtaposing personal essay with the visual-verbal affordances of comics, intertextual collage, and the altered book, Walrath links her experiences of caregiving, Alice’s dementia, and Armenian history to the adventures of Carroll’s Wonderland, creating a sense of both dissonance and exploratory freedom to broach subjects that might typically be regarded as unapproachable. The entire issue can be accessed on Project Muse: Readers may also be interested to know that ‘Graphic Medicine’ is also a book forthcoming from the University of Hawai‘i Press in July 2022:

Also from Dr. Lie:

(Biography: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 44, nos. 2-3, 2021)
(U. Michigan Press, 2021/Open Access)
From Dr. Elizabeth Dahab:
2020a: “Poetics of Madness and Alienation in a Francophone Canadian Novel,” Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature.
2020b (June): “Systemic Racism and the Killing of Rayshard Brooks,” Counterpunch.  Non-academic piece in the spirit of Black Lives Matter.
2020c (March): “The Corona Virus, Trump, and Friday the 13th Press Conference,” Counterpunch. Pertains to Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020d: “Burial at Sea: Reconciliation and Bereavement in Wajdi Mouawad’s Littoral (Tideline),” in Selected Proceedings of the 2017 Societies of Activities and Research on the Indian World (Sari) conference on the theme of “Reinventing the Sea: Precarity, Epistemology, Narratives,” pp. 57-65.
2020e: “‘To Roam a Borderless World’: The Poetics of Movement and Marginality in Carnival,” in Beirut to Carnival City: Reading Rawi Hage. Ed. Krzysztof Majer. Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2020, pp. 120-134.
2018: “Like a Dancing Gypsy’: A Close Reading of Cockroach,” in Comparative Literature for the New Century. Ed. Giulia de Gasperi. Queen’s University Press, pp. 215-228.
2016: “Poetics of Amnesia and Reverse Migration in Khaled Osman’s Le Caire à corps perdu,” Journal of Disability Literature. Volume 4, #4 (December).
2015: “On the Poetics of Arab-Canadian Literature in French and English,” in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature. Ed. Cynthia Sugars (University of Ottawa). New York: Oxford University Press USA: 639-657.
For more from Dr. Dahab, please click here.
From Dr. Pravina Cooper:
Desi Books, March 14, 2022
a book review of Nawaaz Ahmed’s Radiant Fugitives: “Queering the Diaspora”
Biblio: A Review of Books 27.4-6, April-June 2022
a book review of Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand: “Reading Women, Translating Cultures”
Biblio: A Review of Books 27.10-12, Oct-Dec 2022
a book review of Neel Patel’s Tell Me How To Be: “The Politics of Desire”
Biblio: A Review of Books 28.1-3, Jan-Mar 2023