The role of a hermeneutics of contrapuntality in resisting resolutions of hybridity
May 9, 2018
Department or Program
Race and Ethnic Studies
Ana Lily Amirpour's first feature film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night offers a hybrid aesthetic that reflects the cross-cultural experience of individuals situated in diasporic communities. How does one read this hybrid aesthetic form without flattening its scope? To tease out the implications of such a reading, I turn to Edward Said theory of contrapuntality which concerns how to read overlapping and contesting experiences.