Sianne Ngai

Photo of Sianne NgaiPhoto | Hans ThomallaSianne Ngai is Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Ugly Feelings and Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting, winner of the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell Prize. Her work has been translated into multiple languages, and she has received fellowships from the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Cover: Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist FormTheory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist FormNgai, SianneHARDCOVER06/16/2020$35.00
Cover: Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, InterestingOur Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, InterestingNgai, SiannePAPERBACK10/05/2015$21.50
Cover: Ugly FeelingsUgly FeelingsNgai, SiannePAPERBACK03/01/2007$26.00
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Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press

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Jacket: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press

Remembering Hiroshima

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane