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My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker Dec 2018

My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Pillow, Talk: Kaitlin Prest’S The Shadows And The Elements Of Modern Audio Fiction, Neil Verma Dec 2018

Pillow, Talk: Kaitlin Prest’S The Shadows And The Elements Of Modern Audio Fiction, Neil Verma

RadioDoc Review

This essay is a study of The Shadows (2018), a series produced by Kaitlin Prest and Phoebe Wang for CBC Podcasts. I situate the work in the framework of Prest’s career after her podcast The Heart, and argue that The Shadows crystallises a set of conventions about “audio fiction” that set it apart from “audio drama,” “radio features” and other similar forms, at least at this particular historical moment. These conventions include: the embrace of naive themes; a preference for retroversion or 'queer temporality'; a focus on body sound; multiplication in mixing and editing that comes across as a ...


The Rise Of The Neoliberal Chinese Female Subject In Go Lala Go, Su-Lin Yu Dec 2018

The Rise Of The Neoliberal Chinese Female Subject In Go Lala Go, Su-Lin Yu

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

Built upon feminist critique of neoliberalism, this paper will examine a prominent medium through which neoliberal feminist ideology is disseminated: Go Lala Go. By analyzing the film, I will show how it co-opts the discourse of neoliberalism, and reworks it to construct neoliberal female subjects. First, I will explore what kind of role neoliberalism has enacted in the formation of an emergent type of female subject in China. Then, I will demonstrate how the contentious process of neoliberal feminism affects young career women’s identities. More than career guides promoting different techniques for making women more successful at their workplaces ...


‘I Am That Very Witch’: On The Witch, Feminism, And Not Surviving Patriarchy, Laurel Zwissler Dec 2018

‘I Am That Very Witch’: On The Witch, Feminism, And Not Surviving Patriarchy, Laurel Zwissler

Journal of Religion & Film

While contemporary discussions about witchcraft include reinterpretations and feminist reclamations, early modern accusations contained no such complexity. It is this historical witch as misogynist nightmare that the film, The Witch: A New England Folktale (2015), expresses so effectively. Within the film, the very patriarchal structures that decry witchcraft – the Puritan church from which the family exiles itself, the male headship to which the parents so desperately cling, the insistence, in the face of repeated failure, on the viability of the isolated nuclear family unit – are the same structures that inevitably foreclose the options of the lead character, Thomasin.


Frankenstein: A Feminist Interpretation Of Gender Construction, Jackie Docka Dec 2018

Frankenstein: A Feminist Interpretation Of Gender Construction, Jackie Docka

Augsburg Honors Review

There is a long history of exploring Frankenstein through a feminist lens. A historical examination that explores Mary Shelley’s life and the literature that influenced her writing is key to understanding the feminist elements of Frankenstein. Additionally, this paper will call upon Judith Butler’s concept of gender performativity to examine the ways in which Victor’s monster constructs his own gender identity based upon his creator’s own flawed masculinity. Victor’s gender expression is defined by the time period in which he was created and also by the masculine literature of the time. While masculine literature helped ...


Abuse Or Be Abused: Traumatic Memory, Sex Inequality, And Millennium As A Socio-Literary Device, Kate Rose Oct 2018

Abuse Or Be Abused: Traumatic Memory, Sex Inequality, And Millennium As A Socio-Literary Device, Kate Rose

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

This article applies the research of French psychiatrist Muriel Salmona to literary analysis of Stieg Larsson’s protagonist, Lisbeth Salander, in the Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2008; The Girl Who Played with Fire, 2009; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, 2010). It suggests that Larsson’s novels may be useful in raising awareness of childhood sexual abuse, through reading neglected signs linked to the neurology of traumatic memory. In the tradition of Nordic noir novels, hyperboles in Salander’s sensationalized identity serve to magnify and bring to light a misunderstood social problem. The article ...


At Home In The Revolution: What Women Said And Did In 1916: An Interview With Lucy Mcdiarmid Sep 2018

At Home In The Revolution: What Women Said And Did In 1916: An Interview With Lucy Mcdiarmid

Critical Inquiries Into Irish Studies

Lucy McDiarmid is a scholar and writer. Her academic interest in cultural politics, especially quirky, colorful, suggestive episodes, is exemplified by The Irish Art of Controversy (2005) and Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal (2014; paperback 2016). She is a former fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Her most recent monograph is At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916 (published 2015). The Vibrant House: Irish Writers and Domestic Space (co-edited with Rhona Richman Kenneally) was published ...


A Field Guide For Weathering: Embodied Tactics For Collectives Of Two Or More Humans, Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Astrida Neimanis Sep 2018

A Field Guide For Weathering: Embodied Tactics For Collectives Of Two Or More Humans, Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Astrida Neimanis

The Goose

In our inherited meteorological practices and frameworks, weather conditions are managed for us in a range of ways (for example, through architecture, technology, commodity culture, infrastructure, economic rationale). This field guide brings the weather back to the body. A traditional field guide provides tools for the individual sovereign human subject to observe and document nature “over there”. In contrast, through a range of different activities, our field guide not only invites investigation and cataloguing of the field that we also comprise, but also challenges what counts as a noteworthy observation regarding the weather and also climate.


Transcendence From Below: The Embodied Feminine Mysticism Of Marion Woodman, Lora L. Menter Sep 2018

Transcendence From Below: The Embodied Feminine Mysticism Of Marion Woodman, Lora L. Menter

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

This article outlines the mystical path followed by Jungian analyst and author Marion Woodman. It unpacks the mystical aspects of Jungian psychology and uses Woodman’s life as a lens to view how the practice of mysticism can operate within alternative psycho-religious belief systems. Woodman deeply embraces mysticism as a transformative, feminist practice by focusing her work on healing the psycho-spiritual effects of patriarchy and the associated repression of women and the body. This paper also discusses how Woodman’s mystical revelations have begun to affect the epistemological foundation of Jungian psychology in a way that echoes the embodied and ...


Wms 421 Spring 2018 Activism Photo Essay: #Metoo, Women And Gender Studies Senior Seminar At The College At Brockport Aug 2018

Wms 421 Spring 2018 Activism Photo Essay: #Metoo, Women And Gender Studies Senior Seminar At The College At Brockport

Dissenting Voices

No abstract provided.


Freedom En El Fin Del Mundo: Antarctica As The Key To Renegotiating Identity-Based Power Hierarchies, Bailey Morse Aug 2018

Freedom En El Fin Del Mundo: Antarctica As The Key To Renegotiating Identity-Based Power Hierarchies, Bailey Morse

Dissenting Voices

In all the world’s cultures, there exists a hierarchy of power maintained through cultural norms and institutions. In every culture, however, these hierarchies exist differently. So when put into a space where our culture and idea of identity-based power hierarchies is different from the ones around us, how do we negotiate our power in that space, and in doing so, how do we diminish the power of others? By looking at cultural “blank-slate” territories such as Antarctica, we may be able to better understand negotiations of identity-based power hierarchy and subsequently be able to tear down the institutions that ...


Lgbtq Intimate Partner Violence: The Invisible Relationship, Alise Murray Aug 2018

Lgbtq Intimate Partner Violence: The Invisible Relationship, Alise Murray

Dissenting Voices

I have personally experienced LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). My topic is important because those who experience intimate partner violence, and who are LGBT or in queer relationships, are not provided information about IPV as often as heterosexual individuals. I hope readers will learn and realize that individuals in the LGBT community can face IPV, and that this issue needs more discussion. IPV is not something that affects one facet of someone’s life, it can affect multiple parts.


Note From The Editor, Barbara Lesavoy Aug 2018

Note From The Editor, Barbara Lesavoy

Dissenting Voices

Dissenting Voices volume seven introduces nine authors who write across a diverse range of topics salient to Women and Gender Studies.


Dissenting Voices Volume 7 Issue 1 (Spring 2018) Complete Issue, Women And Gender Studies Senior Seminar At The College At Brockport Aug 2018

Dissenting Voices Volume 7 Issue 1 (Spring 2018) Complete Issue, Women And Gender Studies Senior Seminar At The College At Brockport

Dissenting Voices

Dissenting Voices Cover Art

Design by the members of the Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport.

The journal cover, a distinctive hand print of each author, captures the sense of feminist community that was present in our classroom and that spills into and gels the pages of the essays in the volume.

Table of Contents

All Voices

- Our Voices. Joy Davidson-Davis, Gabriella Hoose, Bernie Lachman, Bailey Morse, Alise Murray, Kelsi Nau, Julia Palozzi, Melissa Szurgyi, Daphne Tucker, p. i.

- Note from the Editor (Barbara LeSavoy), p. iii.

Opening Voices

- The Hunter vs. The Hunted. Julia ...


Miss Representación: An Analysis Of Latino Feminism And Men, Isabel M. Velez Aug 2018

Miss Representación: An Analysis Of Latino Feminism And Men, Isabel M. Velez

WRIT: Journal of First-Year Writing

Analysis of why feminism brings forth negative connotations and how feminism effects men from a latino standpoint. I've sought out to determine what are the causes of negativity towards different forms of feminism, understand what feminism is, and how to resolve the issue of misrepresentation in the media.


Speaking And Silence As Means Of Resistance In Alifa Rifaat's Distant View Of A Minaret And Bahiyya's Eyes, Sumaya M. Alhaj Mohammad Aug 2018

Speaking And Silence As Means Of Resistance In Alifa Rifaat's Distant View Of A Minaret And Bahiyya's Eyes, Sumaya M. Alhaj Mohammad

Journal of International Women's Studies

This study aims at investigating the dilemma of creating a counter discourse that speaks against the dominant androcentric one in Alifa Rifaat’s fiction. The study explores the characterization of the protagonists of two short stories: “Distant View of a Minaret” and “Bahiyya’s Eyes,” culled from Rifaat’s collection Distant View of a Minaret and Other Short Stories (1983). These stories present two different paradigms of resistance that the female protagonists use, which are speaking and silence. The study argues that both speaking and silence are attempts to heal women’s cyclic trauma, as they are means of representing ...


Defying Marginalization: Emergence Of Women’S Organizations And The Resistance Movement In Pakistan: A Historical Overview, Rahat Imran, Imran Munir Aug 2018

Defying Marginalization: Emergence Of Women’S Organizations And The Resistance Movement In Pakistan: A Historical Overview, Rahat Imran, Imran Munir

Journal of International Women's Studies

In the wake of Pakistani dictator General-Zia-ul-Haq’s Islamization process (1977-1988), the country experienced an unprecedented tilt towards religious fundamentalism. This initiated judicial transformations that brought in rigid Islamic Sharia laws that impacted women’s freedoms and participation in the public sphere, and gender-specific curbs and policies on the pretext of implementing a religious identity. This suffocating environment that eroded women’s rights in particular through a recourse to politicization of religion also saw the emergence of equally strong resistance, particularly by women who, for the first time in Pakistan’s history, grouped and mobilized an organized activist women’s ...


#Parlezvousfemme - A One-Woman Show, Victoria G. Lindbergh Jul 2018

#Parlezvousfemme - A One-Woman Show, Victoria G. Lindbergh

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

#parlezvousfemme is a one-woman show set in 2018 that reimagines the lives of several infamous French women. Each character approaches modern life differently based on her given circumstances and reveals several universal truths about being a woman in today’s society. The famous military leader Joan of Arc is a 19-year-old youtuber criticizing the far-right for using her as their symbol, while revolutionary Olympe de Gouges is a modern-day women’s rights activist. Marie Antoinette is a housewife being interviewed by Vogue and scientist Marie Curie hosts a PBS telethon and addresses the lack of women in science. Designer Coco ...


Faith, Feminism, And The Other: Rethinking Christian And Muslim Women’S Engagement, Idrisa Pandit May 2018

Faith, Feminism, And The Other: Rethinking Christian And Muslim Women’S Engagement, Idrisa Pandit

Consensus

No abstract provided.


Margaret Mccarthy. Mad Mädchen: Feminism And Generational Conflict In Recent German Literature And Film. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017., Bridget Swanson May 2018

Margaret Mccarthy. Mad Mädchen: Feminism And Generational Conflict In Recent German Literature And Film. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017., Bridget Swanson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Margaret McCarthy. Mad Mädchen: Feminism and Generational Conflict in Recent German Literature and Film. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017.


Humanity's Unlikely Heroine: Examining Eve In John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' And "Paradise Regained", Alyssa V. White May 2018

Humanity's Unlikely Heroine: Examining Eve In John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' And "Paradise Regained", Alyssa V. White

The Criterion

This essay explores the biblical world of John Milton’s poetry through the eyes of the only woman given dialogue in his most famous works, Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. Eve has often been read with scrutiny and judgment, with many readers and scholars dismissing her character as weak and uninteresting. The paper draws on sources from several scholars, but it works primarily with the actual text of Milton’s epics themselves. The argument of this paper seeks to counter those beliefs and provide a thorough analysis of Eve’s character and development throughout Paradise Lost, as well as her ...


Miguel De Unamuno: The Relationship Among Women, His Life, Spanish Society And El Marqués De Lumbría, Tina Maric Apr 2018

Miguel De Unamuno: The Relationship Among Women, His Life, Spanish Society And El Marqués De Lumbría, Tina Maric

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

Spain in the 20th century was marked by a period of evolution with regard to the role of women in society. The feminist movement worked to incorporate Spain’s women into the social sphere, which meant crossing the threshold that divided their homes from the outside world. Writer Miguel de Unamuno was critical of this new emerging role of women in society as well as some, although not all, aspects of the feminist movement, which can be seen reflected in his works. In this paper, I will show how the writer’s opinions of women, shaped by the women in ...


A Woman's Power & Place Vs. A Man's Power & Place, Christine Stoddard Apr 2018

A Woman's Power & Place Vs. A Man's Power & Place, Christine Stoddard

The Crambo

Digital writing and photography.


Cover, Makena E. Harris Mar 2018

Cover, Makena E. Harris

PURE Insights

Inspiration for the cover was pulled from topics within the journal and includes graphic, photo, and textual elements from several of Makena Harris' previous projects in order to create this collage. The cover features women in STEM/STEAM and research careers who blazed trails and opened doors for many women to come. Her work was rooted in positivity, hopefulness, determination, and strength; all of which are qualities she feels that the two women featured on the cover, Sheila de Bretteville and Neri Oxman, possess. Additionally, color was a major driving force in this piece, with the rosey hue being reclaimed ...


Sarah Pappalardo: Tongue Firmly In Cheek Mar 2018

Sarah Pappalardo: Tongue Firmly In Cheek

DePaul Magazine

Profile of Sarah Pappalardo, co-founder of the satirical feminist website Reductress, talks about her time at DePaul as a double major in English and communication and working as a comedienne, in addition to the founding and running of Reductress.


Notes From A Feminist Killjoy By Erin Wunker, Hannah Brais Feb 2018

Notes From A Feminist Killjoy By Erin Wunker, Hannah Brais

The Goose

Review of Erin Wunker's Notes from a Feminist Killjoy.


Anthropocene Feminism By Richard Grusin, Stephanie Eccles Feb 2018

Anthropocene Feminism By Richard Grusin, Stephanie Eccles

The Goose

Review of Richard Grusin's Anthropocene Feminism.


Heganism, Thomas E. Randall Feb 2018

Heganism, Thomas E. Randall

Between the Species

An emblematic association exists between meat consumption and the gender identity hegemonic masculinity. This association is so strong that men who pursue meatless diets (especially vegans) are likely to be socially ostracized. Heganism is a diet/gender identity that aims to reconstruct hegemonic masculinity with the goal of removing these stigmas attached to male veganism. Yet heganism fails to do this, and, in fact, worsens the marginalization of male vegans. Therefore, heganism ought to be rejected. Instead, an alternative option for reducing the marginalization of male vegans could be found in the emergent literature on non-hegemonic masculinities. By rejecting hegemonic ...


Nursery Versus Straightjacket: The Feminist Paradox Of “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Ashley N. Brooks Feb 2018

Nursery Versus Straightjacket: The Feminist Paradox Of “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Ashley N. Brooks

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In this literary analysis, I examine Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, and explore how the literary devices used by Gilman within the story reflect the narrator’s perpetual entrapment in a feminist paradox: to either remain destabilized by mental disturbance, or be besieged by the inescapable doldrums of domestic life. Gilman wrote the story after enduring a doctor-prescribed rest cure, a common treatment for supposedly hysterical women in the nineteenth century. Gilman’s perturbation toward her rest cure treatment is evident through the voice and actions of the similarly afflicted narrator, but the story’s message ...


An Almost Perfect Heroine: Prudence In Henrietta By Charlotte Lennox, Joelma Sambdman Feb 2018

An Almost Perfect Heroine: Prudence In Henrietta By Charlotte Lennox, Joelma Sambdman

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This essay examines prudence in Charlotte Lennox’s novel, Henrietta (1758). The novel’s protagonist, Henrietta, matures as she fights to become an independent woman, exploring choices beyond the two socially acceptable ones offered to her: marrying for financial stability or becoming a Catholic nun. Henrietta is unwilling to denounce her personal beliefs to please her upper-class family, and as a young woman living in eighteenth-century Britain, she breaks societal barriers by taking a job as a housemaid. She is ambitious but humble. Her journey is punctuated by inner conflicts that test and hone her sense of prudence. Her entire ...