Tropical Amsterdam is a story about many things. Using the platform of the few remaining Dutch in Sri Lanka, a hangover from colonial times, Alexa Schulz tells a poignant tale of a community on the verge of extinction. 330 more words
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So, Disability Studies is an emerging interdisciplinary field/theory that literature, sociology, history, cultural studies, and the like are beginning to use as another tool to talk about “otherness.” It happens to fit in nicely with other messy topics centering around the “other,” – the fancy word for otherness is “alterity” (my favorite philosopher on this topic is… 1,868 more words
Logan, Shirley Wilson. We Are Coming: The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.
In this book, Logan identifies “common practices across rhetorical acts that were molded and constrained by prevailing conventions and traditions” via the rhetorical analysis of speeches given by Black women in the 19th century in order to provide an intellectual history of Black women rhetors. 260 more words
Trinh T. Minh-ha. Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.
Trinh explores the relationships between writing, identity, race, ethnicity, gender, and the literary cannon. 910 more words