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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It was my grandmother who was the Carmen , born to a new century as Carmen
Barragán Dorcas on 22 May 1900 , in San Luis Potosí , a state nestled deep in
Mexico ' s colonial heartland . She was the second child of four and the only ...
That we know anything at all about her is due entirely to the handful of passages
in Bernal Díaz del Castillo ' s The Conquest of Mexico / La conquista de México
of 1558 . Julie Greer Johnson asserts “ Bernal Díaz is the only colonial writer to ...
Reaching the border , Leonor is now fully engaged , not with the question of her
own destiny , but with the fate of Mexico as it struggles to overturn its colonial
legacy and institute constitutional reforms . Even though she continues to reside
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Memory Poetry and the Body
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