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Ann E. Larabee <email@example.com>
Michigan State University
I am co-editor of The Journal for the Study of Radicalism, an interdisciplinary publication that explores the multiple forms of contemporary and historical radicalism in a transnational context. I am currently work on a study of global flows of information, particularly technical information, among radical groups in the nineteenth century.
|Address:||235 Ernst Bessey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Urban
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Canadian History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
World History / Studies
Associate Chair; Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures; Michigan State University
PhD with distinction, English, Binghamton University, 1988.
Areas of specialization: Feminist Theory, Women Dramatists, Shakespeare
Dissertation: First Wave Feminist Theater, 1890-1930
The Dynamite Fiend: The Chilling Tale of a Confederate Spy, Con Artist, and Mass Murderer. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2005. (Published in Canada as The Dynamite Fiend: The Chilling Story of Alexander Keith, Jr., Nova Scotian Spy, Con-Artist and International Terrorist. Halifax, NS: Nimbus, 2005).
Four weeks on the Nova Scotian bestseller list.
Decade of Disaster. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
"A Brief History of Terrorism in the United States." Technology and Terrorism. Ed. David Clarke. Transaction, 1004. 19-40
“Empire of Fear: Imagined Community and the September 11 Attacks.” Terrorism and Disaster: New Threats, New Ideas. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy Series. Vol. 11. Ed. Lee Ben Clarke. Elsevier, 2003. 19-32.
“Negotiating Disaster: Interpretive Networks in Popular Culture.” Forthcoming in The Popular Culture of Disasters. Ed. Gary Webb and E. R. Quarantelli (International Committee on Disaster Research). Xlibris, forthcoming.
“Bhopal.” Forthcoming in Encyclopedia of World Environmental History. Ed. John McNeill, Carolyn Merchant, and Shepard Krech III. Routledge, 2003.
" 'Nothing Ends Here': Managing the Challenger Disaster." American Disasters. Ed. Steven Biel. New York: NYU Press, 2002. 197-220.
Excerpts from "The American Hero and His Mechanical Bride: Gender Myths of the Titanic Disaster" (American Studies, 1990). Reprinted in Titanic: An Anthology. Ed. John Wilson Foster. Penguin UK, 1999.
"'The Drama of Transformation': Settlement House Idealism and the Neighborhood Playhouse." In Performing America: Cultural Nationalism in American Theatre. Ed. J.Ellen Gainor and Jeffrey Mason. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999: 123-138.
" 'We're Talking Science, Man, Not Voodoo,': Genetic Disaster in Anne Rice's Mayfair Witch Chronicles," The Gothic World of Anne Rice. Ed. Gary Hoppenstand. Bowling Green: Popular Press, 1996: 173-184.
" 'Meeting the Outside Face to Face': Susan Glaspell, Djuna Barnes, and O'Neill's The Emperor Jones." In Modern American Drama: The Female Canon. Ed. June Schlueter. Cranbury, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson UP, 1990: 77-85.
"The Early Attic Stage of Djuna Barnes." In Silence and Power: A Reevaluation of Djuna Barnes. Ed. Mary Lynn Broe. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991: 37-44.
“A Brief History of Terrorism in the United States,” Knowledge, Technology, and Policy. 16.1 (2003): 21-38.
"Technology in Popular Culture." Science, Technology, and Society (Fall/Winter 1994): 15-17.
"Radioactive Body Politics: AIDS as Nuclear Text." Literature and Medicine 13 (Fall 1994): 229-242. Excerpts also appeared in Lesbian/Gay Studies Newsletter 21 (Spring 1994): 7.
" 'Remembering the Shuttle, Forgetting the Loom': Interpreting the Challenger Disaster." Postmodern Culture 4 (May 94). Winner of the Electronic Text Award, 1994. Available on-line through Project Muses.
" 'Going Through Harriet': Ritual and Theatre in the Women's Colleges." The New England Theatre Journal 3 (Spring 1992): 39-60.
"Ground Zero: The City, the Bomb and the End of History." Canadian Review of American Studies 22 (Fall 1991): 263-279.
“The American Hero and His Mechanical Bride: Gender Myths of the Titanic Disaster,” American Studies 31 (Spring 1990): 5-23.
“Death in Delphi: Susan Glaspell and the Companionate Marriage.” Mid-American Review 7 (Summer 1987): 93-106.
"It's Not How to Make a Bomb That's the Problem." Reviewed and distributed in 2005 by the History News Network, and published in Taiwan News, Chicago Sun Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Athens Banner-Herald.