Fungibility, Fugitivity, and the Matter of Being
Chapter 2 discusses flesh’s collateral genealogy, suggesting that the recurrence of “cross dressing” and cross gender modes of escape in fugitive slave narratives engenders a way of seeing fungible flesh as a mode for fugitive action. This chapter looks at how fungibility and fugitivity occur within the narrative plots of Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl (1861) and Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860).
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