My Name – Brenda Giselle Guerra (7)

Mi nombre es Brenda Giselle Guerra. Cuando pienso en mi nombre pienso en como ejemplifica mi identidad. Desde mi infancia en México y en el valle del sur de Texas, siempre he sentido que mi nombre es uno de esos aspectos que reiteran mi estado en nepantla. En ambos idiomas suena similar, pero evidentemente crea […]

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Paranoia in the Americas: American Anxieties in a Transnational Context

University College Cork 24 November 2018 From the earliest moments of its existence, the optimistic dream of America has been underpinned by a much darker sense of anxiety and paranoia. Whether embodied in early colonial fears of nefarious witches corrupting pious Puritan settlements, Cold-War fantasies of “reds under the bed,” or porous borders unable to […]

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Guest Blog: Indigenous films on the borders by Arianna Mancini

After attending a conference about the cultural production on the US-Canadian border, I have started considering how the border issues are central to the indigenous film production in North America. The interaction between indigenous people and non-indigenous people across the borders and the kind of films indigenous people produce as a result of that interaction […]

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