Alfred Lopez

Alfred Lopez
Purdue University | Purdue · Department of English

Doctor of Philosophy

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Throughout his writings, what Frantz Fanon calls the colonized subject's "reality" is really his lived experience. That experience, especially in the latter chapters of Black Skin, White Masks, alternates between outright invisibility and the "crushing objecthood" of being seen only as a black body. This is the objecthood that Fanon experiences as...
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The central proposition of this essay is that a reading of the plantation as an archive, rather than as a single unified, stable signifier, offers possibilities for understanding the plantation image's continued efficacy as a signifier for today's postcolonial, postglobal South. The essay begins with Benitez-Rojo's description of the indeterminable...
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To recast Shakespeare’s Mark Antony, this special issue seeks neither to praise postcolonialism nor to bury it, exactly. As an introductory essay, it may be useful here to begin with the “post” itself, as the prefix that both enables and delimits an entire range of literary, theoretical, and cultural practices under the heading of the postcolonial....
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Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz's 1877 list of ten "founding" languages for comparative literature implicitly includes the Americas, where at least five of the originary ten languages (English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish) were widely spoken at the time. Yet until very recently American texts in these languages have been largely excluded from compara...
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Lopez's essay focuses on three questions or concerns: globalization, its aftermath and how those on the bottom survive it. During globalization's rise through the 1990s even the most virulent critics treated its eventual hegemony over the planet as a fait accompli; the only relevant questions were how it would change us, and whether those changes w...
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This useful but uneven volume appears, as have any number of other “new modernist” studies, in the shadow of Dilip Gaonkar’s 2001 collection Alternative Modernities, which along with Donald Pease’s and Robyn Wiegman’s Futures of American Studies (2002) helps to chronicle a significant paradigm shift in the humanities. This shift can be characterize...
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:Comparative literature's crisis under globalization is that it has historically defined itself as a study of differences—a system of different literatures and languages—while denying or repressing those literary, linguistic, and cultural productions within that system that it has deemed "unequal." Under the guise of "literariness," comparative...
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:This essay introduces the journal The Global South by proposing that its object of study comprises three areas: globalization, its aftermath, and how those on the bottom survive it. As the aftermath of each of the global cataclysms of the last decade—the Asian, Russian, and Brazilian economic crises of 1997-8; the end of the U.S. market boom in...
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This essay focuses on Freud's landmark case study of “The Wolfman,” in an attempt to reveal how white cultural imperatives function in psychoanalysis in the form of both universalizing diagnostic tendencies and hegemony in the analyst–patient relation. It also identifies in psychoanalysis the potential for a therapeutic discourse that is attuned to...
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Alfred J. López is Associate Professor in the Department of English at The University of Mississippi. His most recent book is José Marti and the Future of Cuban Nationalism (UP of Florida, 2006). He is also the author of Posts and Pasts: A Theory of Postcolonialism (SUNY P, 2001) and editor of Postcolonial Whiteness: A Critical Reader on Race and E...

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