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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This " ambivalent movement ” is evident in the structure of Memory for
Forgetfulness , whose very title underscores the paradox of national identity , the
pedagogical memory creating a space for the forgetfulness of performativity . In
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... in a state of becoming rather than being . The apertures enable a
communication with the outside world and show a body that is ever creating and
changing through eating , 182 Writing the Fragmented Self.
her correspondents ; even in solitude this self is created by the social context of
writing . The strong balance between Mary ' s social personae and her powerful
drive to write are arguably both particular to nisei in Japan and general to ...
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