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Transformations Of Free Movement: Syrian Refugee Rights Within Neoliberal Signal Territories, Jordan Hayes 2017 University of Pittsburgh

Transformations Of Free Movement: Syrian Refugee Rights Within Neoliberal Signal Territories, Jordan Hayes

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Alongside representations of the fractious civil conflict in Syria, our media frequently depict victims of forced displacement using their smartphones. In October 2015, Time published images of refugees taking selfies after making the journey from the Turkish coast to Lesbos, Greece. These images show refugees using mobile devices to enjoy human rights like the freedoms of expression and movement. Absent is the state sanction implied by UN compacts such as the 1951 Refugee Convention.

This paper situates these representations, recent scholarship, and my own fieldwork with Syrian refugees sheltering in the Kurdish Region of Iraq within an analysis of human ...


Indigenous Rights In The Trump Era, Tereza M. Szeghi 2017 University of Dayton

Indigenous Rights In The Trump Era, Tereza M. Szeghi

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

This paper examines the ways in which the Dakota Access Pipeline and the related protests were divergently covered in mainstream versus alternative news sources and what this divergent coverage suggests about the current status of American Indian affairs and the role of American Indians in the U.S. cultural imaginary. Moreover, the paper will address the status of American Indian tribal sovereignty in the Trump era more broadly, with particular focus on American Indians' treaty-related rights to self-determination in the use of their lands.


Mind Over Magic: Repetition-Compulsion, Power Instinct, And Apprehension In Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard Of Earthsea, Phillip Snyder 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Mind Over Magic: Repetition-Compulsion, Power Instinct, And Apprehension In Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard Of Earthsea, Phillip Snyder

The Catalyst

This paper analyzes what the actions of Ged, the protagonist in Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea, say about fear and its master and how these actions add to our understanding of Sigmund Freud’s concepts of repetition-compulsion, Power Instinct, and Apprehension.


Virtus Vs. Virtue: The Role Of Honor In Shakespeare’S Coriolanus, John D. Rimann 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Virtus Vs. Virtue: The Role Of Honor In Shakespeare’S Coriolanus, John D. Rimann

The Catalyst

An analysis of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with an emphasis on the juxtaposition of the concepts of English Christian and Roman honor.


Andy's Inner Society: Warhol's Philosophy And Sense Of Self, AmyJoy V. Sedberry 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Andy's Inner Society: Warhol's Philosophy And Sense Of Self, Amyjoy V. Sedberry

The Catalyst

Andy Warhol’s The Philosophy of Andy Warhol is an intimate look at the internal world of the painter and graphic artist. The general public often assumes that Warhol’s life was little more than a whirlwind of success and partying. His Philosophy conflicts with the general presuppositions about who Andy Warhol was. It reads like a diary and is rich with disclosures of his beliefs about love, beauty, success and underwear. Despite the intimate nature of these subjects and the apparently candid delivery of Warhol’s philosophies and life experiences, he maintains a cagey and detached voice throughout. I ...


To Build The Fire Of Revolution, Stephen Roddewig 2017 James Madison University

To Build The Fire Of Revolution, Stephen Roddewig

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

Scholarly examinations of naturalism in Jack London’s 1908 short story “To Build a Fire” often overlook the influence of the socialist political movement. After surveying the American Socialist Party movement and London’s activism in “How I Became a Socialist,” this essay uses the frame of Marxist rhetorical criticism to inspect sociopolitical themes in London’s famous story. London’s critiques of Individualism in “How I Became a Socialist” parallel one of his concerns in “To Build a Fire” as his unnamed protagonist progresses through the Yukon with the larger ideals of American society and the capitalist economy guiding ...


Biopolitical Masochism In Marina Abramović’S The Artist Is Present, Jaime Brunton 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Biopolitical Masochism In Marina Abramović’S The Artist Is Present, Jaime Brunton

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

This essay analyzes The Artist Is Present, Marina Abramović’s heavily mediatized 2010 performance at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, through the lenses of Freudian and Deleuzean concepts of masochism, specifically with respect to how the masochistic tendencies of this performance may be read in the current context of biopolitics. The essay seeks answers to questions of political import that many critical analyses of Abramović’s performance, which focus on details of the performer’s personal history, have not adequately addressed. Drawing on the documentary film Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (2012) that follows Abramović through the ...


Irony In The Twilight Zone: How The Series Critiqued Postwar American Culture, Tom Pace 2017 John Carroll University

Irony In The Twilight Zone: How The Series Critiqued Postwar American Culture, Tom Pace

Tom Pace

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Claudia Rankine’S Citizen And South African Literature: Comparing And Contrasting Racism In The Us And South African Context [Literature], Demetrios Kapetanakos 2017 CUNY La Guardia Community College

Claudia Rankine’S Citizen And South African Literature: Comparing And Contrasting Racism In The Us And South African Context [Literature], Demetrios Kapetanakos

Open Educational Resources

ENG295 “World Literatures Written in English” is the capstone course for the Writing and Literature major. Students in their final year at LaGuardia take the course before many of them move on to English programs at Hunter, Queens, Brooklyn, and City Colleges. This section of the course focused on South African literature from right before the fall of Apartheid (1990) through the present. Throughout the semester, we discussed the question of individual responsibility in relation to the readings, particularly in Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela’s A Human Being Died That Night and JM Coetzee’s Disgrace. These particular texts brought up questions ...


A Pedagogy Of Struggle : The Use Of Cultural Dissonance., Min-Zhan Lu 2017 University of Louisville

A Pedagogy Of Struggle : The Use Of Cultural Dissonance., Min-Zhan Lu

Min-Zhan Lu

No abstract provided.


Redefining The Legacy Of Mina Shaughnessy : A Critique Of The Politics Of Linguistic Innocence., Min-Zhan Lu 2017 University of Louisville

Redefining The Legacy Of Mina Shaughnessy : A Critique Of The Politics Of Linguistic Innocence., Min-Zhan Lu

Min-Zhan Lu

This article examines Mina Shaughnessy's Errors and Expectations in light of current discourse theories which posit language as a site of struggle among competing discourses. It finds Shaughnessy's analyses and recommended pedagogies dominated by a view of language as a politically innocent vehicle of meaning. The author argues that this view of language leads Shaughnessy to overlook basic writers' need to confront the dissonance they experience between academic and other discourses, which might undercut her goal of helping students achieve the "freedom of deciding how and when and where to use which language." The author further argues that ...


Conflict And Struggle : The Enemies Of Preconditions Of Basic Writing?, Min-Zhan Lu 2017 University of Louisville

Conflict And Struggle : The Enemies Of Preconditions Of Basic Writing?, Min-Zhan Lu

Min-Zhan Lu

No abstract provided.


Dark Arts And Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books And Intellectual Freedom, Michele McDaniel, Ryan McDaniel 2017 Eastern Illinois University

Dark Arts And Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books And Intellectual Freedom, Michele Mcdaniel, Ryan Mcdaniel

Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon

Come explore intellectual freedom during Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-30) with this enchanted perspective inspired by Harry Potter.

Identifying certain ideas as dangerous - and therefore banned or otherwise restricted - is a perennial phenomenon, manifesting throughout every time and culture. When reading the Harry Potter series, one encounters the Restricted Section in the Hogwarts Library, where the reader is informed that books about the Dark Arts and how to defend oneself against them are found. However, only those sufficiently matured and prepared may read the restricted materials, and then only under the close supervision and guidance of a wiser wizard. The ...


Professing Multiculturalism : The Politics Of Style In The Contact Zone., Min-Zhan Lu 2017 University of Louisville

Professing Multiculturalism : The Politics Of Style In The Contact Zone., Min-Zhan Lu

Min-Zhan Lu

No abstract provided.


Symposium On Basic Writing, Conflict And Struggle, And The Legacy Of Mina Shaughnessy., Patricia Laurence, Peter Rondinone, Barbara Gleason, Thomas J. Farrell, Paul Hunter, Min-Zhan Lu 2017 CUNY City College

Symposium On Basic Writing, Conflict And Struggle, And The Legacy Of Mina Shaughnessy., Patricia Laurence, Peter Rondinone, Barbara Gleason, Thomas J. Farrell, Paul Hunter, Min-Zhan Lu

Min-Zhan Lu

Two articles in the December 1992 College English presented historical perspectives on the field of Basic Writing. In "Conflict and Struggle: The Enemies or Preconditions of Basic Writing?" Min-Zhan Lu argued for the value of a pedagogy in which conflict and struggle help Basic Writers to reposition themselves; she suggested that resistance to such a pedagogy is traceable to three pioneers in the field, Kenneth Bruffee, Thomas Farrell, and Mina Shaughnessy, and the historical context in which they worked. In "Waiting for an Aristotle, " Paul Hunter analyzed the special issue of the Journal of Basic Writing published in 1980 as ...


The Body Subject To The Laws: Louise Erdrich’S Metaphorical Incarnation Of Federal Indian Law In "The Round House", Laurel Jimenez 2017 University of Washington Tacoma

The Body Subject To The Laws: Louise Erdrich’S Metaphorical Incarnation Of Federal Indian Law In "The Round House", Laurel Jimenez

Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship

Author Louise Erdrich, a member of the Chippewa tribe in North Dakota, is renowned for addressing historical and current social justice issues facing Native Americans in many of her critically acclaimed novels. The Round House is no exception. Erdrich begins her novel by describing a violent attack against the young protagonist's mother; an attack that is only made possible by the systemic racism and lack of tribal sovereignty that underpins Federal Indian Law and policy. Erdrich transmutes the evil couched within those laws into one deplorable incident. The unfolding affects from that incident expose how-- not only historically, but ...


Incomplete Utopianism: Homosexuality In The Dispossessed, Beck O. Adelante 2017 University of Washington Tacoma

Incomplete Utopianism: Homosexuality In The Dispossessed, Beck O. Adelante

Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship

This paper draws on research about queer theory and history to analyze, through a literary utopian lens, Ursula K. Le Guin’s use of homosexuality in her novel The Dispossessed. The novel itself is said to be “an ambiguous utopia,” a description that holds up in an analysis of the other various parts of the novel. When it comes to sexuality, however, Le Guin’s discussion and writing on the topic is notably lacking. It is paid lip service through a brief showing of neutral attitude on the “anarchist” planet in the novel, but never given further analysis or a ...


Losing A Vital Voice: Grief And Language Work, Racquel-María Sapién, Tim Thornes 2017 University of Oklahoma

Losing A Vital Voice: Grief And Language Work, Racquel-María Sapién, Tim Thornes

Timothy J. Thornes

Working with speakers of endangered languages often involves developing a deep rapport with the eldest members of a community. These relationships present unique challenges that include navigating great losses – not only of the language of study, but, more profoundly, the attendant death of its speakers. This essay is motivated by the recognition that the death of close consultants is inherent in work with endangered languages. It draws on case study examples to examine the emotional components of language work, specifically grief and loss, from both personal and professional perspectives. Our focus is on two key issues. The first is as ...


Redefining The Literate Self : The Politics Of Cultural Affirmation., Min-Zhan Lu 2017 University of Louisville

Redefining The Literate Self : The Politics Of Cultural Affirmation., Min-Zhan Lu

Min-Zhan Lu

No abstract provided.


Review : Life Writing As Social Acts., Min-Zhan Lu, Elizabeth Robertson 2017 University of Louisville

Review : Life Writing As Social Acts., Min-Zhan Lu, Elizabeth Robertson

Min-Zhan Lu

No abstract provided.


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