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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In the state - run education of New York in the seventies , I had been taught ,
along with the Gettysburg Address and the names of the battlefields of the
American Revolution , that it was our people who were responsible for destroying
In the lyric “ Aftermath , ” written and dated “ New York City , September 13 - 18 ,
2001 , ” Alexander evokes the Eliotesque " objective correlative ” ( “ Hamlet and
His Problems ” ) , as she describes how “ Pale petals are scored into stone , " or ...
New York as home automatically also entail her claiming of America ? Why did
the public tragedy she witnessed from her home in New York make her return to
the personal historical trauma of her childhood home in Tiruvella ? II . “ Nurturing
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