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The Un-Human Femme Bisclavret: Monstrous Misuses of the Disunion between Secular and Religious Culture in Marie de France’s 'Bisclavret', Santidad Bennett
While much of the recent scholarship on Bisclavret has focused on its unusual treatment of the werewolf motif, the more telling character of the story is actually the wife whose abuse of language subverts the major cultural constructs of wh...

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La Concencia Mestiza Materialized: A Study of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Silent Dancing, Megan Frutiger
In her creative nonfiction memoir Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood, Judith Ortiz Cofer demonstrates one way of dealing with questions of bicultural identity. This creative work, Ortiz Cofer says, arose out o...