Abjection or Exploration: Kristeva’s Moving Shadows Under A Light

Une langue se boit et se parle, et un jour elle vous possède Kamel Daoud, Meursault contre-enquête               In a critique of Julia Kristeva’s work in a novel titled About Chinese Women, Gayatri Spivak declared that Kristeva’s own Bulgarian pre-history was “not even a shadow under the harsh light of the Parisian voice” (Spivak 164, …

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Travel Intrusions and Assertions of Language Limitation

Examining Centuries of Procedure in Travel Narratives “…the very words that signify lying treachery, dissimulation, avarice, envy, belitting, pardon—unheard of.”Montaigne, Des Cannibales           “And you there support the Bay City Rollers, not the IRA, isn’t that right?” asserted a soldier to my mother in the early 1970’s as she sat still in her bed. At just …

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An Expression of Racial Annihilation and Incompetence by the British

The history of Ireland and England has been tangled together for centuries. Since the beginning, the growth and grievances of these nations were arguably either shared or dealt with by one or the other. In the nineteenth century, one of the most telling examples of this was The Great Irish Famine. A time of starvation, …

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Of the Misdeeds of Minimalism

          In a 2015 documentary by Matt D’Avella titled Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, Joshua Fields Millburn reports that when he started letting go he felt “freer, happier, lighter…”. As the stars of the film, he and his best friend Ryan Nicodemus spread a message of emancipation, of moving towards a minimal life, while …

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Identities Conclusion — How can I conclude?

Conclusion Towards Understanding: One Cannot Rightly Conclude It was always me versus the worldUntil I found it's me versus me- "DUCKWORTH.", DAMN., Kendrick Lamar            The movement of theoretical conceptions and formations of race, queerness, language and representation resists stability especially as they vary from city to desert to coastal alignments. To exclaim that you are …

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Identities Ground to and Built with Sand: (Be)coming-of-Age

Discourse on the Capacious Forms of Thinking about Queer and Race Theory in Creation To those who fight for the continued prominence of the humanities and any creative endeavor as more analytical and capital realms are structurally implemented as superior. To those who are still waiting for their story to be told, or for the …

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