Maureen Curtin

Maureen Curtin is an Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York-Oswego. Her contribution to the casebook on Lynne Tillman's American Genius, A Comedy here bridges her early investigations into skin as a test of feminist theories about discursive materiality and her current research on im/migration, sexuality, and the state.

Essays by this author

Hysteria and Democracy: Exfoliating Difference in Lynne Tillman's American Genius, A Comedy


Citing the narrator’s radical ambivalence about time, history, and the flesh, Maureen Curtin argues that American Genius, A Comedy represents the hysteria of the contemporary “post-political” moment.