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'Memoirs of a Geisha': Accurate Portrayal or Fetishism of the East?

It was shortly after Christmas when mum thrust Arthur Golden’s 1998 novel Memoirs of a Geisha into my hands with promises that I’d be hooked just as she had been. 816 more words

Arthur Golden

Orientalism (Notes 2.1)

A lot of my readings in the past few months have referenced Edward Said’s work, whether it be for my history courses or in recent articles regarding the current political discourse in the West on race and gender. 172 more words


Language War

Madrid – Vista Alegre

February 8, 2018

Language is the foundation of a community. With language there is a sense of belonging, unity and understanding. It is how information is delivered, stories are shared and empathy is felt from one human being to another. 360 more words

100 Best Nonfiction Books Of All Time

“After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing.” — … 34 more words


Shithole America?

Well… it’s official.

Both the liberal NY TImes editorial board and many Republican politicians in Florida agree: the president of the United States is a racist. 1,333 more words


a dark unacceptable

Add to that list the poet who
rambles on in stolen dark a
dark prepared in stark solemnity

a dark unacceptable to the lavish
word the poem struggles to… 179 more words



Foundation of post-colonial studies; methodology is post-structuralist.

Discussion Questions:

Let’s start where we left off last week — would you say that what Said has written is a cultural history? 685 more words

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