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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While transposing Verghese ' s written text into a visual one , Nair follows the
basic storyline of the narrative and thus in the diagesis of the film , the personal is
always intimately linked with the communal ar the ethnic with the marginalized .
depicting Verghese ' s “ infection dream ” in the film version also embodies
Verghese ' s inner terror . Whereas in Verghese ' s text the infection dream recurs
many times to haunt his waking and sleeping hours , the film only shows this
In the film , Verghese is often seen paying home visits to his patients by riding on
a motorbike . In fact , when he first reports to the medical center as the new
director of the division of infectious diseases , Verghese is seen rushing to the
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