|Published online: March 4, 2016||$US5.00|
This paper highlights the central but ambiguous role of the mother in Edward Said’s memoir "Out of Place" and uses post-colonial feminist theory to investigate the idea of Motherland Palestine. The motherland this paper investigates is not the same as the Mother Nation, but rather an effort to re-create a history and culture that has been silenced and misunderstood. This motherland is at once a very local concept, tied to particular memories and places in time, but carries global implications and applications, especially in response to colonial and imperial oppression.
|Keywords:||Post-colonial Feminism, Critical Discourse, Edward Said|
Assistant Professor and 2015–2018 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Chair of English, English Department, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, USA