The narratives of P. Sivakami’s novels The Grip Of Change(1989) and Author’s Notes: Gowri (1999) critique the sexualized and supposedly violable caste body of the dalit woman. In The Grip of Change the battered body of the dalit woman frames the opening scene; her past is constituted by her widowhood that in some sense makes her a ‘surplus’ or ‘sexually available’ woman subject to sexploitation by her caste Hindu landlord and harassment by her in-laws; the assault on her by caste Hindu men owing to her apparent sexual/social misdemeanor.
Throughout time and across cultures, women all over the world have played the role of domestic workers. Charlotte McIvor, a graduate student in UC Berkeley’s Performance Studies Department, is interested in how artwork can express the personal lives and manifold experiences of female domestic workers, as well as what it may reveal about the greater social fabric the artworks are created in.
The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals conducted in the aftermath of World War II to prosecute leaders and collaborators of the Nazi regime under the guidelines of international law. The trials took their name after the Bavarian city in the center of Germany in which they were held.