Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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A feminist might try to explain this love by saying that Carmen Messinger
Barragán , raised with all the patriarchal culture of the Catholic Church , was
taught to adore the man and it was inevitable that she would play the martyred
The reality was that Carmen ' s husband was ill - suited for a hard life of physical
labor , made of something softer than his Carmen . It was she , the girl from a soft
and warm land who , taught to embroider , taught herself to wallpaper the stone ...
With Padilla ' s words , I feel somewhat buoyed that a narrative built around the
words in Carmen ' s diaries might be worthwhile . In some ways , Padilla admits
that such stories are not the ones he wishes he had - but , since they are all there
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Memory Poetry and the Body
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