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Unveiling American Muslim women in Rolla Selbak’s Three Veils (2011)
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

in its invariably supportive depiction of Leila’s plight. 2 Arguably, an Arab American community might have forced her to marry Ali and to put family honour before women’s rights. However, Selbak’s fictional gesture advocates a growing sensitivity towards the plights of women, while challenging Western perspectives on Muslim communities which label them as inexorably patriarchal. Selbak thus attempts to strike a representational balance, enacting a critique of Islamic patriarchal attitudes while challenging calcified Western views on Islam and Muslims

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film
Abstract only
Thinking across
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

heterosexist, is also tuning itself to the diverse plights of women. Finally, interrogating the position of the Muslim self in queer time and place allowed us to investigate Abdellah Taïa’s postcolonial queer melancholia, triggered by social injustice in the postcolonial nation and by systemic homophobia, while offering Sufism, women’s religiosity, and queer diasporic fraternity as places of safety against the strictures of racism and Islamicate heteronormativity. We then examined how Rabih Alameddine’s Druze sensibility sutures religious traditions

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film
Mark Lussier

that, when adapted to Blake's purposes, can only be termed, in advance of Deleuze and Guattari, a schizoanalytic approach to poetic and textual production. The work, simply stated, analyses the plight of women, who occupy the space of jouissance (for the male subject) and thereby are forced to function as the sought object (Lacan's objet a ) in a competition between two competing forms of the masculine. This oppressive state of the feminine

in William Blake's Gothic imagination
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A practical politics of care
Caoimhe McAvinchey

justice system of the things that matter to women and at the shocking level of unmet need. Yet the compelling body of research which has accumulated over many years consistently points to remedies. Much of this research was commissioned by government. There can be few topics that have been so exhaustively researched to such little practical effect as the plight of women in the criminal justice system. ( 2007 : 16) A decade later, however, little has changed for women who are at risk of entering or returning to the criminal justice system. At this House of Lords’ event

in Performing care
William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft and the perils of the present
Jonathan Dent

been familiarised and sophisticated by events in France’ ( 1983 , 221). Reminiscent of Marie Antoinette’s flight from persecution, Emily (the novel’s heroine) is menaced by the malevolent Montoni (the novel’s villain) and compelled to escape from his tyrannical rule. Preserving the spirit of the Female Gothic, Radcliffe constructs a fictional past to draw attention to the plight of women in the eighteenth century: a

in Sinister histories
Narrating incest through ‘différance’ in the work of Angela Carter, A.S. Byatt and Doris Lessing
Emma V. Miller and Miles Leeson

the plight of women, resulting from the romanticisation of the joining of not only two bodies in marriage but two minds, where one party was defined legally, scientifically and culturally as superior to the other, becomes worryingly apparent. Yet, Davidoff comments that ‘[b]rother-sister incest as an explanation of human origins is found in almost every culture, including the Judaic-Christian’ and ‘[b

in Incest in contemporary literature
Sophia Lee’s The Recess (1783–85), the Gothic and history
Jonathan Dent

’s Loyalist Gothic work upheld the law as a bastion of order and civility, Lee’s Female Gothic novel presents it as something inherently misogynistic: as a male-driven, impersonal force that imprisons and socially suffocates women. Utilising Gothic tropology and focusing on the plight of women in the sixteenth century, The Recess conducts a bitter critique of eighteenth-century law, and, more

in Sinister histories
Emer Nolan

officers. However, the spectacle of young women inhabiting filth-­ encrusted cells aroused even more public disgust and/or indignation than the H-Block protests and also a good deal of concern that was heavily paternalistic in nature.75 It was not easy for republicanism to politicise the plight of women in such conditions – maybe this was just degradation, not ‘martyrdom’? Nor was it easy to encourage any broader feminist solidarity with the situation of the women prisoners. Bernadette McAliskey: speechifying 105 Some tried. McCafferty wrote an article for the Irish

in Five Irish women
Marie Mulvey-Roberts

describes the cruelties of planters in his anti-slavery novel set in Saint-Domingue called The Daughter of Adoption (1801). Godwin reported on the slave trade for the Whig New Annual Register in the 1780s and 1790s and witnessed the defeat of Wilberforce’s motion in April 1791 from the visitor’s gallery of the House of Commons. 33 While Wollstonecraft famously compared the plight of women to slaves

in Dangerous bodies
Victor Skretkowicz

Pompey, and her father, Scipio. After fulfilling her responsibilities to these victims of war, she looks forward to an honourable suicide. She exemplifies the plight of women widowed by civil war, and the bravery of those who resist tyrannical dictators to remain in their homes under oppressive regimes. Dedicating Cornélie to Nicolas d’Angenne, Seigneur de Rambouillet, Henri

in European erotic romance