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Only my revolt is mine : gender and slavery's transnational memories
This dissertation is a study of how slave rebellions continue to exert a profound political, affective and cultural influence on postcolonial writers. These writers claim histories and memories of such rebellions as strategic ...
Binaries without borders : performing genders in Ghalib Halasa’s “Al-Bish’ah”
Jordanian author Ghalib Halasa lived the majority of his adult life in transit, being exiled from many counties to do his political beliefs. This exile, however, provided him with a unique perspective with which to represent ...
The birds and the bees : gender performance in Grandville's Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux
Published between 1840 and 1842, J. J. Grandville’s Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux is a hybrid work of satirical allegory that stages the scandals, polemics, and power struggles of the July Monarchy through ...
Masculinity in Cantar de Mio Cid : the roles of metonymy and hierarchy
The unknown author of the medieval epic poem Cantar de Mio Cid uses the pre-existing hierarchy of gender to address issues of honor and class. The text associates moral superiority with the medieval understanding of the ...