Full Title of Thesis or Dissertation
Department/Program Conferring Degree
feminist philosophy, Black studies, queer theory, history, temporality
In this dissertation, I offer a study of the dominant framework of history in the United States and its linear-progressive temporality, and suggest that such a temporality (seemingly paradoxically) forecloses futures that disrupt patterns of historical violence. I argue that the creation of futures that are otherwise requires a radical reimagining and reshaping of the temporality of history, such that it is grounded in the embodied gesture of return. To that end, I explore the rich conversations about the liberatory possibilities offered by nonlinear temporalities of history that are underway in Feminist Philosophy, Black Studies, and Queer Theory.
Silverbloom, Rachel, "Nonlinearity as Care: Black, Feminist, and Queer Temporalities of History" (2022). College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Theses and Dissertations. 329.
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