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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 331–337.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Wambui Mwangi Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 How do you photograph a memory? The photographer, the subject of the photograph, and the photograph are bound by the shared space and proximities of the photographic moment, but afterward, they embark on different trajectories to...
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Meridians (1 September 2015) 13 (1): 157–185.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Himika Bhattacharya Abstract This article traces the memories surrounding the death of an adivasi woman, Shalini, from the northwestern Himalayan (adivasi/tribal) region of Lahaul, India. By focusing on how the memories of her death evolve in both official and community discourses, this article...
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Meridians (1 September 2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... While feminist historiographies have restored Partition survivors' memories of violence to the historical archive, Baldwin's novel explicitly foregrounds the role of gendered bodies in and as the archive of communal memories of violence. I begin with Baldwin's exploration of the embodied character of...
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Meridians (1 September 2010) 10 (1): 111–136.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ayaka Yoshimizu Abstract This article examines “Hello, War Brides,” a series of short, auto/biographical essays authored by two Japanese war brides from the state of Washington. I view this text as a product of collaborative “memory work.” Based on a textual analysis of its narratives and form, I...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Chinese diasporic history: it plays with formal timelines and genealogies as memorializing tools to deconstruct history as chronological and teleological; it invents spatial histories to make visible familial relationships; and it explores the power of collaborative memory to open the way for new...
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Meridians (1 September 2011) 11 (1): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2011
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Meridians (1 September 2011) 11 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 September 2011
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Meridians (1 March 2003) 3 (2): 54–56.
Published: 01 March 2003
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Meridians (1 March 2006) 6 (2): 93–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... volatility. Through three narrated encounters, the essay uses social and affective memory and autoethnographic matter as food for critical thought, building on philosophy, postcolonial, feminist, and queer criticism, in order to address the hauntology of the necropartriarchal and necropolitical against the...
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Meridians (1 March 2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Sudarat Musikawong Abstract Masculinity and nationalisms in Thailand during the 1970s served to enable gendered violence against activist women. Archival research and fieldwork reveal how feminist epistemologies and methods for studying memory are always gendered. Both conservative and leftist...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... thinking with, and against, this archival record, this essay centers one family’s recent history as a calculated exercise in both memory and method. Putting older black women on the agenda evokes their and others’ freedom and the intellectual contributions of black women who have, over the years...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... thought: this section of the novel underwent more revision than any other and is the sole portion of the drafts to be published as a narrative unto itself. This essay explains how the expurgated chapter reveals how voice, agency, and memory affect Invisible Man's physical and psychological ascent and...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
... lush work of memories, poetry, and criticism, the work presents vignettes from the author's life alongside her meditations on writing, history, mapmaking, and most important for this essay, the archives. Brand's memoir is replete with supporting materials that range from ffteenth-century journals and...
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Meridians (1 September 2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Janell Hobson Abstract This essay explores representations of Harriet Tubman in African American art and contemporary popular culture. From art to children's literature to Hollywood films to public memorials, these works flatten the historical while hyperbolizing the fantastical elements of Tubman...
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Meridians (1 March 2009) 9 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Nancy Marie Mithlo Abstract Despite the prevailing acceptance of homogenized global sensibilities in media productions, many American Indian and other indigenous artists continue to articulate a sovereign, bounded, and discrete identity based on land, family, and memory. Both material (embodied...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
...’ hope was to generate new readings of Africa’s history by shedding light on women’s writing and, in doing so, change assumptions of how knowledge is shaped. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Women Writing Africa archive canon memory knowledge African feminism Let me begin with my...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 205–206.
Published: 01 September 2018
...—death Shiiit . . . If I were a man My memory would be memorialized long after my body was laid to rest But that’s only if I were a man Wouldn’t my very resistance be heroically grand If only, I were a man? #KorrynGaines #SandraBland ...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Fallen. You are sentenced to your body, your bitter body, your memory. For months you forget, then in the middle of class shame jolts through every vein in your body, driving the breath from you. This becomes such a pattern, you realize the aftermath of hurt is its own form. Sex is...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... intentionality or consciousness, since it is something more chaotic than that, more akin to hunger, memory, forgetting, the edges of all the humanness one has” (21). Quashie describes an interior that is at once influenced and unreachable by an impinging outer world. Interiority as accessed through practices of...