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 identities encompassed in her single question include American national ,
immigrant , women , third - world , twentieth century , and genre - autobiography ,
personal history , and narrative . Perhaps all memoirists encounter such ...
Need I ? We are not immigrants in the traditional sense of the word . Whe
Americans think of immigrants , we think of European families , piled up nacn at
Ellis Island ; of pioneers traveling across the prairies Carmen Pearson 45.
At the same time , by self - consciously drawing upon the generic immigrant
autobiography he inscribes himself into the American ethos of a self - made man ,
the urimmigrant who has made it in America . Although he shares with Edward
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Memory Poetry and the Body
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