Ecopoetics Along Shorelines

WRITING IN THE FIELD

4/11 TRACKING SECONDARY QUESTIONS

June 1, 2018
kidkayla

WHY might Rodriguez blur the lines of “edges”?

  • There are so many boundaries: socially, politically, environmentally
  • Many barriers to entry to white societies: physically & imaginatively

HOW does Rodriguez use language to depict the spaces in between boundaries?

  • “The police and the policed”
  • “Alien authority”

HOW does the River sound? HOW is it painted in words?

  • VIOLATED
  • SCANDALOUS
  • SECRETIVE
  • CONTROLLED
  • OPPRESSED
  • SET-UP
  • POLICED
  • but ETERNAL

HOW does Anzaldúa think about boundaries and edges?

  • In-translatable
    • Using words as boundaries
  • Rooted in language/culture
    • Preserved by…
    • Reclaimed by…

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