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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 66–90.
Published: 01 September 2011
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Marlo Starr Abstract In Ruth Ozeki's 2013 novel A Tale for the Time Being , sixteen-year-old Nao faces severe bullying and sexual violence at her new school in Japan. Seeking escape, she experiments with different identities, turning first to the Internet and then later to Zen Buddhist practices...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 261–266.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Laura Halperin Abstract In this article, Laura Halperin reads Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street as a disidentificatory, revisionist, and intersectional collection of fairy tales. Halperin builds on critical scholarship about The House on Mango Street and fairy tales...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Chinyere Okafor Abstract This paper aims to uplift a story by a queer Black woman activist residing in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Using various narrative analysis techniques, this paper also explores the tales told to understand how queer people in the Caribbean create a home of recognition...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Furthermore, via lenses of the maternal or salvific, Tubman's militancy is often softened, better to be embraced into the folds of the nation's progress narrative (a triumphal tale that erases the ongoing nature of many forms of systemic oppression she sought to transform). In short, Tubman is often made...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celeste Henery Abstract This essay proposes diaspora as a love story—a tale of how black women create new possibilities for black collectivity through their writing. The experiences and affect of black women, born of their racial and gendered subjectivity, remain a less explored dimension...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by Aymeric’s replacement of Nelly Raboteur with the friendless and familyless Lucinda Lucius, who never raises her voice and has no one to gossip with (Condé 1998 , 68). However, as is demonstrated by Lucinda’s telling of her own tale in the novel, Aymeric is not able to completely control nor silence...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... I did. So now, I have a body no more. A few villages down, an old woman sits beside the fire. Having grown into her old-woman skin, she has tales to tell. Tonight, her story is about the water-fairy and her little prince. How body, bones and all, they walked into the river and flowed...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... masculine identity that remained common practice. In contrast to Fleming’s depiction of Long Tack Sam’s handsome and heroic Asian masculinity in photographs, the 1967 image accompanying Cerf’s tale is that of the stereotypic bucktoothed, emasculated Chinese laundryman. Stickgirl refuses this graphic...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for specific narrative themes. From the analysis, three categories of stories emerged: origin stories, opposition stories, and cautionary tales. For the rest of this essay, I will discuss these different categories of stories and how they contribute to the construction of the reproductive justice framework...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of shapeshifters and malevolent local spirits, relying mostly upon the tales of his landlady and her daughter, to whom he poses such questions as “What is a zombi?” Not only are women the believers and disseminators of the “superstitious” tales of zombies, demons, and ghosts that Hearn details throughout his...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... ) Adventures of the Black Girl in Search of God. Shaw ( 1988 , 286) calls his tale “a most frightfully blasphemous religious story” about “the contact of black minds with white religions.” He takes his heroine, a club-wielding naked Black Girl, on a journey through the Bible in search of the “true” God...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... individuals, warping the psyche and placing all contiguous bodies in jeopardy. The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Walker’s debut novel and perhaps bloodiest tale, with its scenes of abandonment, infanticide, suicide, and murder, is the author’s first attempt at capturing the physical and spiritual...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Manning . 2011 . Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention . New York : Penguin Books . Schocker Jessica B. 2013 . “ Representing African American Women in U.S. History Textbooks .” The Social Studies , 104 , no. 1 . Walker Alice . 1983 . “ Zora Neale Hurston: A Cautionary Tale...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... back like water, and her voice was husky like an old movie star’s, and I would guess I was told that she modeled seven hundred thousand times. Never in my life did I see Michelle without hearing about the diet she was on and without the false comfort of the trench tales of how hard she had to work...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... serves Blige most powerfully in this tale where the Black female voice of dissonance and disappointment observes wryly of the man who conserves his compassion that “you act like you never had love, and you want me to go without.” Blige plays here the role of the fighting survivor, a character she’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
...” to make the case that Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street “engages with the fairy-tale genre while challenging its problematic bases, following and undoing the genre’s trajectory” (325). Similarly, Kristie Soares’s essay “Dominican Futurism: The Speculative Use of Negative Aesthetics...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... mentality” was Delta’s bathroom policy, whereby workers were forced to ask for permission, like children, to relieve themselves. Often, they were refused. Tales of grown women and men urinating on the processing line and having to continue working were legion. When permission was granted, supervisors...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... begin in oral histories of enslavement with tales of Africans who flew back to Africa as a metaphor for suicide during the Middle Passage. Afro-Atlantic Flight sets out to refute the notion that returns by African Americans are undertaken by privileged first world travelers acting out neocolonialist...