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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The tradition of " Claiming America " has been a major trope in Asian American
literature as discussed by , among others , Frank Chin et al . , Sau - ling Wong ,
Jinqui Ling , and David Leiwei Li . In an earlier essay , “ Postcolonial Diasporics ...
In addition , as part of Mira Nair ' s film oeuvre , My Own Country has attracted
almost no discussion . One possible reason for this maybe because it is has been
labeled a TV drama and can be easily overlooked when one wants to discuss the
In the works presently under discussion , both Walker and Kingston use
interracial marriage as a narrative device . Instead of invoking postethnic
assimilation into the dominant society , however , the progressive interracial
couple - associated ...
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