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Zalfa Feghali

, ‘Perhaps recognizing the centrality 156 Crossing borders and queering citizenship of the Caribbean to the core structure of the Dominican experience, Díaz owns his regional descent in a manner that makes him into a kind of American to whom the Antillean world matters at the level of existential immediacy’.8 At its core, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao allows readers to reflect on the hybridity of contemporary American literature, offering them routes to conceiving of citizenship as an archipelago of rights and responsibilities, or status and habitus, and fusing

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship
Liberalism and liberalisation in the niche of nature, culture, and technology
Regenia Gagnier

Freedoms : Kelly and Reid, 1998 : 199) Obviously, as we approach multiple nuanced notions of freedom, individuals, rights, and responsibilities in translation, Victorianists must defer to linguists in specific area studies. Yet as we study the processes of transculturation, we may conclude with one of the more productive articulations of nineteenth-century western philosophy, the idea of human underdetermination. Human underdetermination This idea has held that there is no essence of

in Interventions
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Neoliberal gothic
Linnie Blake and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

such as George A. Romero’s ‘Dead’ sextet, both of which deploy the zombie as an exploration of the rights and responsibilities of humanity and the inherently oppressive nature of the neoliberal State. 11 In the UK, this was characterised by a belief in active government dedicated to reducing social

in Neoliberal Gothic
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An act of queering citizenship
Zalfa Feghali

: Black Rose Books, 1996). 18 Eng et al., ‘What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now?’ p. 2. 19 Judith Butler, ‘Critically Queer’, GLQ 1 (1993): pp. 17–​32, at p. 21. 20 Eng et al., ‘What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now?’ p. 3. 21 Ibid., p. 4. 22 Engin F. Isin confirms that ‘citizenship studies often proceeds with a focus on the three ontic aspects of citizenship: extent (rules and norms of exclusion and inclusion), content (rights and responsibilities), and depth (thickness or thinness of belonging)’. We can suggest that these aspects of citizenship ‘arrive at the scene

in Crossing borders and queering citizenship
Elizabeth Fowler

incorporation, stood for the first in a political and social sense: the husband for the wife, the baron for the tenant, the master for the indentured servant, the lord for the ward. The rights of one to the use of the labour, property, or body of the other, along with certain responsibilities towards him or her, were granted to some definite extent in all these cases. Those rights and responsibilities were

in Shakespeare and Scotland
Authorship and authority
David Stirrup

’, and where ‘the landscape becomes enlivened by a sense of group and family history’ (2001b: 43). Again, we find echoes in the more ideologically driven assertions of tribal nationalism, where: Indigenous nationhood is more than simple political independence or the exercise of a distinctive cultural identity; it’s also an understanding of a common social interdependence within the community, the tribal web of kinship rights and responsibilities that link the People, the land, and the cosmos together in an ongoing and dynamic system of

in Louise Erdrich
Collaboration, (auto)biography, and pedagogy
David Stirrup

; in claiming Ojibwe heritage, she does, in effect, come out of the journey with a clearer sense of what is at stake, of what it means to claim Ojibwe identity and of the rights and responsibilities that accompany the claim. Perhaps, there, its individualised narrative conjures the ‘departure and return, separation and (re)integration’ implicit in tribal diaspora, the double movement that Justice sees as intrinsic to narratives of motion and migration, and continuity rather than discontinuity (2008: 164). In relation to the broader

in Louise Erdrich
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James Doelman

, and in particular that of the epigram, and that such imitation is a sort of flattery or honouring. Freeman thus draws a careful line between admiring imitation and illegitimate ‘borrowed’ feathers. The trope of ‘fathering’ a poem has quite different implications, and the use of it transposes into the poetic realm the complex legal framework of parental and filial rights and responsibilities in early modern England. The metaphor builds upon the relationship and likeness between ‘father’ and ‘son’, and the public status and role of bastards, orphans and foundlings

in The epigram in England, 1590–1640
Labour, narrative and community in the novels of Sarah Scott
Jennie Batchelor

lines that immediately follow the quotation cited above and which sit uneasily with the putatively egalitarian ethos of the gift: ‘The greatest pleasure this world can give us is that of being beloved . . . . Did you ever see any one that was not fond of a dog that fondled him’ (p. 113). Mrs Mancel’s comments suggest that Millenium Hall owes more to the logic of contractualism, with its emphasis upon mutual, but inequitable, rights and responsibilities, than to the notion of reciprocal exchange. Moreover, her insistence upon the community members’ gratitude conflates

in Women’s work
Native American orphans and sovereignty
Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella and Helena Wahlström

participatory kinship. In the works of both writers, regeneration privileges indigenous identity and community first and foremost. Importantly, though, the regeneration through kinship that the novels envision is imagined and performative, unrestricted by tribal affiliations and at least theoretically open to others who are willing to join the ‘fragile web of rights and responsibilities’ (ibid.: 154) accruing to ethical relationships with all kin. The figure of the child helps generate ‘alternative national narratives’ in fictions that enable, even as they threaten to rupture

in Making home