Dowland reviews for American Studies
Douglas Dowland, assistant professor of English, has contributed three book reviews to forthcoming issues of the journal American Studies. The reviews focus on recent scholarship concerning the social and cultural construction of emotion in literature and other modes of artistic practice.
Dowland’s reviews include “The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism by Aaron Ritzenberg” (Fordham University Press, 2012), “Depression: A Public Feeling by Ann Cvetkovich” (Duke University Press, 2012) and “Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting by Sianne Ngai” (Harvard University Press, 2012).
An interdisciplinary quarterly journal, American Studies is sponsored by the Mid-America American Studies Association and The University of Kansas. The journal was founded in 1959 and has over 1,000 current subscribers.