Pulling the wings off M. Butterfly: Dramatic Irony, Performance and the Third Space in Hwang’s dramatic script and film adaptation

By Leah Knapp M. Butterfly is, by nature, “deconstructivist” (95), at least as Hwang describes it. Of course, authorial intent factors into an interpretation of a work, however it ultimately Read More …

Inventing Identities: Becoming a Mestiza in Julia Alvarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican

By Shauna Maragh In the first chapter of Julia Alvarez’s novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Yolanda Garcia struggles to resolve a dilemma she faces her entire life: Read More …