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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When I first began drafting this talk , I thought of the writing of my memoir in the
contrasting metaphors of organic and constructed processes . A memoir , I wrote ,
preserves memory ; but , like canning , the process of preservation materially ...
Other narratologists , such as Galen Strawson , suggest that perhaps I am
creating “ a self ” as I construct this narrative , that ... a 2300 meter tunnel
constructed between 1897 and 1901 that separates Real de Catorce from the
rest of the world .
This technique emphasizes the constructed , fragmented , and historically
contingent nature of identity in opposition to the ... In his discussion of the
relationship of the narrative process to the construction of national identity ,
Bhabha points out ...
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