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Literary Blog Hop, April 6-8

(See my previous Literary Blog Hop contributions here.) This month’s Literary Blog Hop prompt, via The Blue Bookshelf, is: How do you feel about fictional characters who are obviously closely based on the author? Is this an example of authorial … Continue reading

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My Graduate Studies Will Be Intersectional or They Will Be Bull@*(#!

Intersectionality Theory:  A way of looking at texts so as to trace simultaneously the interlocking oppressions they describe and enforce; a recognition that authors, characters, and societies produce and are products of all their particular privileges and oppressions acting at … Continue reading

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‘Sapphira and the Slave Girl’: It’s Not Really About the Latter

“‘Yes, I know.’  Mr. Fairhead sighed.  ‘It’s the one thing they’ve got to feel important about – that they’re white.  It’s pitiful.’”  -Willa Cather, Sapphira and the Slave Girl My first edition of Willa Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl … Continue reading

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