Monthly Archives: April 2015

Censorship in Iran: Ravanipour’s “The Shipwrecked”

Originally posted on Studies In Post-colonial Literature:
“The Shipwrecked” by Moniru Ravanipour is the title story in Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone’s short story collection The Shipwrecked recently published in December 2014. I want to take a moment to emphasize how incredible this collection is. I was recommended this book because it contains several contemporary magical realist stories influenced by social injustices faced…

Anarcha-feminism in Nawal El Saadawi’s ‘Woman at Point Zero’

I am so proud of my graduate student and of the tiny part I had in her creating such wonderful work. My students continue to teach me about new ways of producing scholarship. I am indebted to them.

“I Don’t Feel It Is A Story About Me At All”: I Am Malala and the Constructed Image of Women in the Muslim World

I was invited to participate in Shepherd University’s Common Reading Series that explored Malala Yousafzai’s memoir I Am Malala.  This yearlong series of events included my lecture that asks participants to examine their view of women in the Muslim world.  I hope you find the lecture interesting, provocative, infuriating, etc.  As always, I am interested […]

Weekly Digest: Women in the News

This happened. Finally. I still cannot figure out their logo. Why is the arrow pointing TO THE RIGHT, for God’s sake?  That is all I think when I look at it.  I don’t want to move to the right, and the problem lots of people have with her is she isn’t left enough.  Or is […]

Weekly Digest: Media Edition

I still have not been able to see The Hunting Ground.  But I know it matters.  This film about sexual assault on campus is working toward undoing the silence surrounding the crisis of assault on campuses.  In an interview with NPR the filmmakers talked about their motivations and challenges. Clark: Yeah I would hope that […]

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