Benjamin Reiss

Benjamin Reiss is professor of English and co-director of the Disability Studies Initiative at Emory University (www.disabilitystudies.emory.edu).  He is the author of The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America  (Harvard University Press, 2001) and Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2008), and  he is the co-editor of The Cambridge History of the American Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Keywords in Disability Studies (forthcoming, NYU Press).  His work has appeared in Slate, the Chronicle of Higher Education, American Literature, Social Text, American Literary History, American Quarterly, and other journals.  He is at work on a cultural and literary history of modern sleep. 

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“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium