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Aristotle's Classical Enthymeme and the Visual Argumentation of the Twenty-First Century
This essay explores whether Aristotle's enthymeme applies to visual arguments. Often the enthymeme is defined as “a syllogism with one of its parts missing,” and much debate surrounds whether
Feminism and Cultural Memory: An Introduction
T he cover image for this volume, “Self Portrait (Ellis Island),” evokes several of the issues and assumptions suggested by the relationship between cultural memory and gender. Produced in 1988 by
Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Black Feminist Readings
From the nineteenth century articulations of Sojourner Truth to contemporary thinkers like Patricia J. Williams, Black feminists have always recognized the mutual dependence of race and gender.
Reading the intersection of race and gender in narratives of passing
Stories of racial passing have long captivated the attention of American viewers and readers.1 These accounts of characters who are "legally" black yet light-skinned enough to live as white have
Representing Blackness: Issues in Film and Video
Black beginnings - from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to "The Birth of a Nation" spectatorship and capture in "King Kong" - the guilty look "Race Movies" as voice of the black bourgeoisie - "The Scar of Shame"
Neo-slave narratives
The critical context The institution of slavery in the United States was a site of unimaginable physical, emotional, and spiritual cruelty, justified by greed and racism, and sanctioned by religion,
Black Life in the Balance: 12 Years a Slave
In one of the most arresting sequences in 12 Years a Slave, Solomon Northup’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) life hangs by a thread. A malicious white journeyman carpenter named John Tibeats (played by Paul
Emmett Till’s Ring
On July 13, 1945, Mamie Till received a telegram at her home in Argo, Illinois, notifying her that her estranged husband, Private Louis Till, had been killed in Italy.1 The Department of Defense