Faculty Publications

Title

Bodies, borders, and letters: Gloria anzaldúa's “speaking in tongues: A letter to 3rd world women writers”

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Southern Communication Journal

Volume

62

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

16

Abstract

Anzaldúa argues that all writing should be connected and personalized like letters. Both the content and the form of Anzaldúa's letter make it a text worthy of attention as well as a text suitable for challenging Euro‐Americans to rethink their approach to texts by people of color. This paper argues that a letter is a distinct rhetorical form that enables an author to suspend the non‐addressed audience in an a‐critical position, and that an alternative approach to rhetoric is to understand communication as embodied. © 1996 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All right reserved.

Original Publication Date

12-1-1996

DOI of published version

10.1080/10417949609373035

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