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Castiglia, Christopher

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Works: 13 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 1,825 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3222, 818.08
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Publications about Christopher Castiglia
Publications by Christopher Castiglia
Most widely held works by Christopher Castiglia
Bound and determined : captivity, culture-crossing, and white womanhood from Mary Rowlandson to Patty Hearst by Christopher Castiglia( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Christopher Castiglia gives shape to a tradition of American women's captivity narrative that ranges across three centuries, from Puritan colonist Mary Rowlandson's abduction by Narragansett Indians to Patty Hearst's kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Examining more than sixty accounts by women captives, as well as novels ranging from Susanna Rowson's eighteenth-century Rueben and Rachel to today's mass-market romances, Castiglia investigates paradoxes central to the genre. In captivity, women often find freedom from stereotypical role attributes of helplessness, dependency, sexual vulnerability, and xenophobia. In their condemnations of their non-white captors, they defy assumptions about race that undergird their own societies. Castiglia questions critical conceptions of captivity stories as primarily an appeal to racism and misogyny and instead finds in them imaginative challenges to rigid gender roles and racial ideologies. Whether the women of these stories resist or escape captivity, endure until they are released, or eventually choose to live among their captors, they emerge with the power to be critical of both cultures. These compelling narratives, with their boundary crossings and persistent explorations of cultural differences, have significant implications for current investigations into the construction of gender, race, and nation
Franklin Evans, or The inebriate : a tale of the times by Walt Whitman( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Less a novel than a prohibition tract in fiction, its clich-even-then story is that of an innocent from Whitman's native Long Island and his corruption by the music halls and taverns of New York City. It ends with the hero sagely advising that every young man should marry as soon as possible, and have a home of his own
If memory serves gay men, AIDS, and the promise of the queer past by Christopher Castiglia( file )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
"The AIDS epidemic soured the memory of the sexual revolution and gay liberation of the 1970s, and prominent politicians, commentators, and academics instructed gay men to forget the sexual cultures of the 1970s in order to ensure a healthy future. But without memory there can be no future, argue Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed in this exploration of the struggle over gay memory that marked the decades following the onset of AIDS.Challenging many of the assumptions behind first-wave queer theory, If Memory Serves offers a new perspective on the emergence of contemporary queer culture"--provided by publisher
Interior states : institutional consciousness and the inner life of democracy in the antebellum United States by Christopher Castiglia( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
In the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth, as discourses of interiority gained prominence, so did powerful counter-narratives. Castiglia reveals the flamboyant pages of antebellum popular fiction to be an archive of unruly democratic aspirations. Through close readings of works by Maria Monk and George Lippard, Walt Whitman and Timothy Shay Arthur, Hannah Webster Foster and Hannah Crafts, and Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville, Castiglia highlights a refusal to be reformed or self-contained. In antebellum authors' representations of nervousness, desire, appetite, fantasy, and imagination, he finds democratic strivings that refused to disappear. Taking inspiration from those writers and turning to the present, Castiglia advocates a humanism-without-humans that, denied the adjudicative power of interiority, promises to release democracy from its inner life and to return it to the public sphere where U.S. citizens may yet create unprecedented possibilities for social action."--pub. desc
Aesthetics and the end(s) of cultural studies ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Come again? : new approaches to sexuality in nineteenth-century U.S. literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The art and theory of grief by Jessica Brenn( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Reform and antebellum fiction by Christopher Castiglia( Article )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"I want my happiness!" : alienated affections, queer sociality, and the marvelous interiors of the American romance by Christopher Castiglia( Article )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Micropublics mob life in antebellum American literature by Eric Joseph Norton( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Let's (not) talk about sex, baby an analysis of queer topics and contestations in children's literature by Maeve Klutch( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Frightening masculinity Gothic affect and antebellum manhood by Brian Neff( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ardent spirits : intemperate sociality and the inner life of capital by Christopher Castiglia( Article )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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