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Clemson University
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nineteenth-century and twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture, disability history, book history, studies of material culture
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About Me

Clare Mullaney’s research and teaching work at the intersection between nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. literature, disability studies, and material text studies. Her book project, American Imprints: Disability and the Material Text, argues that acknowledging texts as made objects brings into focus how turn-of-the-century authors grapple with physical and mental impairments at the level of textual form. Her work has received awards from the American Antiquarian Society, the Emily Dickinson International Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the New York Public Library, and the Society for Disability Studies. Currently, she is a junior member of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, and she has previously taught at Bryn Mawr and Hamilton Colleges.

Recent Publications

“Feminist Disability Studies and the Problem of Recovery.” Gender in American Literature and Culture, ed. Jean Lutes and Jennifer Travis, Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

“‘Not to Discover Weakness is the Artifice of Strength’: Emily Dickinson, Constraint, and a Disability Poetics.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. 7.1 (2019): 49-81.

“Emily Dickinson, Disability, and Crip Editorial Theory,” The New Emily Dickinson Studies, ed. Michelle Kohler, Cambridge University Press. May 2019, pp. 280-298.

“Disability Studies: Foundations and Key Concepts.” JSTOR Daily. April 13, 2019.

“The Social Advantage of Pockets.” Object Lessons Series, The Atlantic. December 21, 2016.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Book History, Disability, Literary History, Material Culture, Medicine, Women