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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... an alternative phrase , is also about bodies , about memories that are
embodied . Remembering what it was like to remember for the first time , I return
to a particular set of scenes that played themselves out when I was about three
years old .
In this poem , Darwish seems to assert the will - to - forget in relationship to the
siege of Beirut , to wish to remember the homeland through his memories and
personal experience . The irony , of course , is that the poem itself remembers
Since in Meena Alexander ' s own words , “ Memory knows but knowing cannot
remember , " the remembering self is divided from its past self that was violated : “
I do not like to say I . . . She not I . Not I , not I ” ( Fault Lines 2003 , 301 ) .
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