vol. xlviii : spring 2016 : no. 2

Patsy Yaeger, former professor of English at University of Michigan. Photo provided by U-M Department of English, alterations by south.

table of contents

Editor’s Note: Dirt and Desire
Sharon P. Holland

Down n’ Dirty
James A. Crank

Distanced from Dirt: Transnational Vietnam in the U.S. South
Cynthia Wu

Teaching Patsy Yaeger
Jess Roberts

Between History and Aesthetics: Dirt and Desire in Dialogue with Affect Theory and Paul Ricoeur
Thomas F. Haddox

Circling Back and Expanding Beyond: Theorizing Excess in Circum-Atlantic Contexts
Amy F. King

“Visible, Unfamiliar, Remarkable”: Private Bodies and Public Policy in Eudora Welty’s Losing Battles
Stephanie Rountree

Creaturely Throwaway Life after Katrina: Salvage the Bones and Beasts of the Southern Wild
Christopher Lloyd

Throwaway Bodies in the Poetry of Natasha Trethewey
Jill Goad