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Alexandra W. Schultheis Moore

Dr. Schultheis is an Associate Professor whose work focuses on human rights in/and literature and film as well as on postcolonial literatures, film, and theory. Additional teaching interests include courses in contemporary British and American literature and cross-listed offerings with International and Global Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and African American Studies. Her current research is on "Transnational Tibet: Readings in Human Rights and the Humanities." She is also co-editing two collections on theorizing and teaching human rights and literature.

There are 7 included publications by Alexandra W. Schultheis Moore :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Affinity, Collaboration, and the Politics of Classroom Speaking 1997 304 In Simians, Cyborgs, and Women, Donna Haraway defines a political organization by affinity which recognizes "permanently partial identities and contradictory standpoints," where "struggle is to see from both perspectives at once because each r...
African Child Soldiers and Humanitarian Consumption 2008 1593 “Disturbing Memoir Outsells Literary Comfort Food at Starbucks,” The New York Times reported on March 10, 2007. Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone, a memoir of the author's experiences as a child soldier in the civil war in Sierra Leone tha...
Family Matters in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother 2001 911 Amit S. Rai begins his essay, "’Thus Spake the Subaltern…’: Postcolonial Criticism and the Scene of Desire," with the following question: "If we are sure today that the subaltern cannot speak, can we be as sure that her ghost does not, especially whe...
Old Questions in New Boxes: Mia Kirshner's I Live Here and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing 2011 2625 Symbolized in Amnesty International's candle illuminating the darkness, the rhetoric of exposure has long been a central trope of humanitarian discourse: the promise of revelation presumes that egregious violations are otherwise secret and that, in T...
Postcolonial Lack and Aesthetic Promise in Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh 2001 883 In his documentary film The Riddle of Midnight, Salman Rushdie returns to India 40 years after independence to see if a definable national identity exists. He interviews Indians of different backgrounds and economic statuses, and a crowd confr...
Subjectivity Politics in Sorrow Mountain: Transnational Feminism and Tibetan Autobiography 2006 405 It has become a commonplace to describe growing Western engagement with Buddhism as a search for relief from spiritual vacuity and deep dissatisfaction produced by modernity. Buddhism in this narrative figures as either pre-modern or timeless, with T...
Témoignage and Responsibility in Photo/Graphic Narratives of Médecins Sans Frontières 2013 0 This article analyzes photographic and graphic narratives of missions conducted by MSF in the Sahel (1984–1985), Afghanistan (1986), and Democratic Republic of the Congo (2005) for the ways in which the narratives construe the responsibility of their...