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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the line” (Wall 2005)—black women writers' emphasizing, clarification, and subversion of literary traditions—to examine how black women in different cultural contexts write themselves into visual and historical records. Contributing to burgeoning interest in the Americas as a transnational space, I...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that Nella Larsen and her novel Quicksand are emblematic of Ann Douglass's vision of the intricately fused Harlem Renaissance/white modernist literary movement of the 1920s as expressed in her 1995 study, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s. As a result, Larsen's liminal novel, her own...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 29–59.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Vanita Reddy Abstract This essay examines Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri's literary engagements with cosmopolitan Indian beauty and style in her short stories “Sexy” and “Interpreter of Maladies” (2003). It situates these engagements as part of a transnational beauty assemblage, a...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rachel Elizabeth Harding Abstract Lucille Clifton, a northern-born woman with Southern roots, was a writer of profound illumination and plain speaking. This combination in her work—spare elegance of tone and deep practical wisdom—is often remarked upon by literary critics and admirers. Those who...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 144–156.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Janelle Marie Evans Abstract While many branches of science have sought to understand—and to even cure—human bigotry, and thereby cure the deleterious results thereof, the champion most likely to prevail in this quest is the hybrid child of art and science: the literary and cinematic genre of...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lisa Suhair Majaj Abstract This article situates the Palestinian right of return within the context of Palestinian-American literary reflections and the intersection of women’s and human rights. Providing a brief history of Palestinian dispossession and the struggle for return, it explores the...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
... individuals interact with identity and attend to important differences while nonetheless working for global change. The resulting analysis contributes to literary scholarship that seeks to understand how characters, authors, critics, and activists create and articulate transnational identities, an analysis...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by the Japanese mainstream media against which these women have struggled for decades. The production of the text also worked to reconstruct and renew the women's own memories in a positive light and to create a new form of community of remembrance. This essay aims to shed light on both the literary...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that made it possible in the first place to mark out a place for a Sara Baartman (the so-called Hottentot Venus) in nascent capitalist relations and forces of production and in the early colonization of southern Africa. In their nonreferential literary representations of twentieth-century neoliberalism...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and identity. When the poem was first published in 1994, its circulation was limited among literary circles in Costa Rica and the local Afro-Costa Rican women's movement. Now a quick search on Google reveals hundreds of “hits” on social media sites and electronic magazines, revealing not only the...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... heard, like their biological mothers. Through a reconceptualization of Gayle Rubin's theory of patriarchal exchange, among other methodologies, my discussion of The Language of Blood from a feminist perspective brings together literary analysis, sociological approaches, and theories of ethnicity and...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Wiebke Beushausen Abstract This article offers a literary and cultural studies approach to sexual citizenship and belonging through a reading of the coming-of-age genre. Coming-of-age narratives, a primary mode of a womanist Caribbean diaspora poetics, offer fruitful ground for an analysis of the...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... work is less well recognized than other African novelists and playwrights, Onwueme occupies a relatively marginal role in the Nigerian and African literary canon. Nevertheless her work facilitates an analysis of neocolonialism, though in contrast to Achebe’s realist narrative, her evocation of myth and...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of literary criticism, as well as historical writings dealing with African American mother-daughter conflict, centers on the observation that Black mothers have often found themselves in conflict with daughters whom they seek to protect by schooling them in accommodationist behavior to better survive...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... speculative texts. The author posits a lineage of negative aesthetics in the Dominican literary tradition, which we can trace back to the work of the Dominican pessimist writers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While the writers articulating this outlook were invested in colonial...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... a seven-volume series of chapbooks entitled Rainbow Signs. Yet Webster Fabio’s contributions to the Black Student, Black Power, and Black Arts movements have been largely forgotten by most who aren’t themselves veterans of these struggles. This essay recovers Webster Fabio’s life story and literary...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Abena P. A. Busia Abstract This essay is a reflection of the monumental Women Writing Africa project by one of the project’s three editors. Over the course of two decades, the project published four volumes documenting the history of literary expression by African women throughout the continent...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Currey . Newell Stephanie . 2002 . Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana: How to Play the Game of Life . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Newell Stephanie , and Gadzekpo Audrey , eds. 2004 . Mabel Dove: Selected Writings of a Pioneer West African Feminist . Nottingham...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Beyoncé embraces an ethical engagement with interiority as a strategy for moving toward liberatory social action. This essay identifies some of the visual, sonic, and poetic elements within Lemonade that suggest that, similar to her literary foremothers, Beyoncé understands practices of quietude as...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Bayle’s accusation that what he had thought was a “literary or cultural journal” was in fact “revolutionary, racist, and sectarian,” she finds none of those descriptors to be an insult and avows “the racism of Toussaint Louverture, Claude MacKay, and Langston Hughes—against that of Drummond and Hitler...