Un Objeto de Deseo

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract This article evaluates and compares the ways in which women are dehumanized and limited to the role of “objects of desire”. The concept of the male gaze is used to depict how women are objectified in La invención de Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares and Rosario Tijeras by Jorge Franco, including it’s […]

Inhabiting the Discourses of Belonging; Franz Kafka and Yoko Tawada

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Inhabiting the Discourses of Belonging; Franz Kafka and Yoko Tawada examines the role of language in creating the identity of the foreigner in German prose. Writing at opposite ends of the 20th century, Kafka and Tawada serve as harbingers for a broader sense of alienation that comes with writing as […]

Shifting Understandings of Lesbianism in Imperial and Weimar Germany

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract This paper seeks to understand how, and why, understandings of lesbianism shifted in Germany over the course of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through close readings of both popular cultural productions and medical and psychological texts produced within the context of Imperial and Weimar Germany, this […]

Retrospective Emotional Interpretation of Holocaust Victims: Case Studies of USC Shoah Foundation Testimonies

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Extensive research has been conducted on the emotional/psychological conditions of survivors post-Holocaust, specifically symptoms of trauma of which many have been grouped and coined into terms such as “survivor syndrome” and “concentration camp syndrome” (USHMM, 2015). In addition, the treatment of such conditions have been studied and implemented. […]

Pulling the Trigger: Dehumanization of African Americans and Police Violence

This manuscript is available for download here Abstract Police shootings and killing of African American targets has reached epidemic proportions and has captured the attention of the entire country. Research in social psychology has studied many dimensions of this layered issue, and has generated disparate findings regarding the role of racial bias in police violence. The […]