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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Using Leigh Gilmore ' s ideas on autobiography , we argue that “
autobiographical performances draw on and produce an assembly of theories of
the self and self - representation ; of personal identity and one ' s relation to a
family , a region ...
In the process , he never loses sight of his identity as a Palestinian , nor of the
relationship of his story to the history of ... presents him or herself in relation to
other people and events , in a type of metonymic relationship with the community
... when the state is confident in its ability to maintain order , when it assumes an
unguarded relationship with its subjects so ... if threat is latent in the gesture ) ,
and when the subject ' s relation to the state is an unquestionably constitutive one
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Memory Poetry and the Body
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