By Melody Shellman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epP7mmxRutg Let Me Tell You A Story The thing I like about stories is that they paint a picture in the mind They can plant you at any place They can plant you at any time But what I love most about stories Is that they give you a chance To unscrew… Continue reading Let Me Tell You A Story
By Rylie Geohegan and Jessica Copenhaver In her discussion of improving the agency of the subaltern, Gayatri Spivak states, “I think of education as a supplement…” (“In Response” 232). This statement—which is part of a reflection on her famous essay, “Can the Subaltern Speak?,” an essay that opened discussion on the marginalization of women in… Continue reading An Imperfect Solution: Education as an Amplifier for Agency
By Evi Salguero and Melody Shellman Through a process of othering, individuals are made into subaltern subjects or the Other. Though there are different methods of othering, all change the way subaltern subjects, including subaltern women, express themselves. Examples from postcolonial literature show that this othering process negatively affects a subaltern woman’s subject formation and… Continue reading Becoming the Other
By Veda Agarwal, Maggie Salazar, and Nicole Tansey Subaltern women’s conditions are altered by their economic status, yet subalternity itself is not determined by economics. Although subaltern women of higher economic status often have stronger familial support and more influence over lower status individuals, they are nonetheless subaltern due to their gender. Women of all… Continue reading Subalternity in the Face of Economic Inequality
By Jessica Copenhaver A South African woman struggles to integrate into a Botswanan community as she loses her grip on her sanity and identity. There is a predictable story prevalent in colonial history, a story of imperial forces oppressing indigenous populations, leaving them forever altered and destroyed. Throughout these stories a sharp binary is drawn… Continue reading Between Two Worlds
By Evi Salguero A series of letters about two women wrestling against the patriarchal and religious forces in their oppressive societies. In Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter, the Senegalese female protagonist, Ramatoulaye, begins telling her story with a letter to her dear friend in America, Aissatou. From her very first letter, she uses intimate… Continue reading When Destiny is Silenced
By Lynnea Paulus and Jessica Copenhaver This infographic was made using canva. The featured image can be found here.