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 course description on 20th Century Life Writing notes that life writing covers
forms as diverse as poetry , retrospective autobiography , memoir , personal
essay , letter , journal / diary , and welcomes graduate students in literature ,
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 ...
In these ways , the qualities found in the text make the work emblematic of Nisei (
second - generation Japanese American ) women ' s autobiographies from the
mid - twentieth century in general . As Traise Yamamoto has pointed out , “ they ...
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