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Introduction: Shakespeare and/in Europe: Connecting Voices

Germany 1980-2000: Individual and Contextual Determinants.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 34.1 (2008): 1-26. Coenders, Marcel and Peer Scheepers. “Support for Ethnic Discrimination in the Netherlands 1979-1993: Effects of Period, Cohort, and Individual Characteristics.” European Sociological Review 14.4 (1998): 405-422. Commissioner for Human Rights. “European Countries’ Migration and Asylum Policies Have Been Disastrous.” Council of Europe. 10 December 2015. 5 December 2018. < https

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Alternative Ways of Challenging and Resisting in Richard Rodriguez’s Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography


There are several reasons why essayist Richard Rodriguez could be classified as a ‘minority’ writer; namely, his Mexican-American roots, his Catholic faith, and his self- declared homosexuality. However, readers who expect his writings to display the kind of attitudes and features that are common in works by other ‘minority’ authors are bound to be disappointed. The meditations that Rodriguez offers are far from clearly dividing the world between oppressors and oppressed or dominant and subaltern. As he sees it, ethnic, religious, class or sexual categories and divisions present further complications than those immediately apparent to the eye. Does this mean that Rodriguez fails to resist and challenge the dynamics he observes between different social groups? Or that his observations are complaisant rather than subversive? Not necessarily, since his essays are always a tribute to the possibilities of disagreement and defiance. My analysis of his latest collection of essays, Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography (2013), maps out and dissects the writing strategies that Rodriguez employs to generate dialogical forms of inquiry and resistance regarding such up-to-date topics as religious clashes (and commonalities), Gay rights (in relation to other Human Rights) or how public spaces are being re-imagined in this global, digital era.

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An Empty Table and an Empty Boat: Empathic Encounters with Refugee Experiences in Intermedial Installation Art

Works Cited Agamben, Giorgio. “Beyond Human Rights.” Radical Politics in Italy: A Potential Politics . Ed. P. Virno and M. Hardt. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1996. Agamben, Giorgio. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998. Arendt, Hannah. On Revolution . New York: Viking Press, 1963. Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida. 1980. Trans. Richard Howard. London: Vintage, 2000. Bennett, Jill. Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma and Contemporary Art. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2005. Bousfield, Nick. “The

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“A Poetics of Disruption”: Farida Karodia’s A Shattering of Silence and the Exiled Writer’s Dihiliz Position

. 143-150. Print. Danticat, Edwidge. Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Writer at Work. Princeton University Press, 2011. Print. Debros, Stephen. “Farida Karodia: thoughts beneath a Big Sky.” LItNet-No Secret too Big. n.p. Web. 28 October 2013. Delgado, L. Elena and Rolando Romero. “Local histories and global designs: An interview with Walter Mignolo.” Discourse, 2000 22.3: 7-33. Print. Derrickson, Teresa, “Will the ‘Un-Truth’ set you free? A Critical Look at Global Human Rights Discourse in Michael

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On South African Violence Through Giorgio Agamben’s Biopolitical Framework: A Comparative Study Of J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace And Z. Mda’s Ways Of Dying

Press. Butler, Judith. 2004. Precarious life. The powers of mourning and violence . London & New York: Verso. Coetzee, John Maxwell. 2000. Disgrace . London: Vintage. Das, Veena. 1996. Language and body: Transactions in the construction of pain. In Daedalus 125(1), 67–92. Foster, Don, Paul Haupt & Maresa De Beer. 2005. The theater of violence. Narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict. Cape Town: HSRC Press. Herman, Judith. 1992. Trauma and recovery . New York: Basic Books. Human Rights Watch. 1995. Slaughter

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Junípero Serra’s Canonization or Eurocentric Heteronomy

REFERENCES Agamben, Giorgio. 1998. Homo Sacer: Sovereign power and bare life . Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Agamben, Giorgio. 2008. Beyond human rights. Social Engineering 15. 90–95. Arendt, Hannah. 1973. The origins of totalitarianism . New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Archibald, Robert. 1978. Indian labor at the California missions: Slavery or salvation? The Journal of San Diego History 24(2). (accessed 20 July 2015). Barthes, Roland. 1984

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Polish Indian Hobbyists and Cultural Appropriation

Indian Culture. Polish-AngloSaxon Studies 14–15. 157–170. Brown, Michael F. 2004. Who owns native culture? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Carlson, Marta. 2002. Germans playing Indians. In Colin G. Calloway, Gerd Gemünden & Suzanne Zantop (eds.), Germans and Indians. Fantasies, encounters, projections, 213–216. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. Carpenter, Kristen A. & Angela R. Riley. 2013. “Tribal rights, human rights”. Michigan State Law Review . 293–306. Churchill, Ward. 1996. Spiritual hucksterism. The rise of the

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