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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... novels have received a great deal of attention in the U . S . press as recent
works continue to demonstrate the range of expression of which this form is
capable , and while more popular fare have become adapted into major motion
... is a determinate site of narrative , especially of life narrative . In this way ,
personal narrative at the border conforms to what has been called the “
geographics of narrative subjectivity , " a major truss upon which Chicana
autobiography rests .
Conclusions Two major literary critics of our time write their autobiographies .
Beginning with their titles and continuing with the interrelation between the
autobiographical detail and literary criticism that characterizes both texts , these ...
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