Articles with tag: American literature

“Untenanted by any Tangible Form”

Illness, Minorities, and Narrative Masquerades in Contemporary Pandemic Fiction

In the spring of 2020, when in many countries stores were closed, schools and universities moved their classrooms online, and international traffic had come to a near-complete halt because of Covid-19, journalists and academics were quick to turn to literary narratives of pandemics in order to facilitate making sense of the contemporary situation. Orhan Pamuk, for instance, re-reads Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year (1664) and Alessandro Manzoni’s […]