Some Insight into Poco Queer Theory

Gema Perez-Sanchez, in her essay “Transnational Conversations in Migration, Queer, and Transgender Studies: Multimedia Storyspaces”, delves into the conversation about the underrepresentation and misconception of homosexual or LGBTQ artists and individuals.  She opens her essay by discussing the passing of the Ley 13/2005 and the Ley 3/2007, two laws that allowed citizens to rectify their gender… Continue reading Some Insight into Poco Queer Theory

Critical Thoughts

The collection of essays and critiques at the back of the critical edition of Things Fall Apart is riveting. Available are a plethora of essays about Achebe, Things Fall Apart, the colonial novel Heart of Darkness and its author Joseph Conrad, and the Igbo-African background. In his essay “Chi in Igbo Cosmology,” Chinua Achebe establishes,… Continue reading Critical Thoughts

Gender Construction

“Sisterhood cannot be assumed on the basis of gender; it must be forged in concrete, historical and political practice and analysis.” –Chandra Talpade Mohanty Each reading that I engaged with this week touched upon the impacts of colonization and discourse on gender. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Leila Ahmed, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Yaa Gyasi all provided… Continue reading Gender Construction