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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Her rueful observation seems to be rather common ; Lisa Knopp , in a recent
collection of essays , also notes : " what seems like the purest , most
selfcontained type of creativity – turning the events , images , and ideas of one ' s
life into a ...
( 153 ) He seems to be evoking a process similar to that of " amamnesis , " a
psychoanalytic process , encouraging individuals “ to elaborate their current
problems by freely associating apparently inconsequential details with past
In the case of Citizen 13660 , the response to this question seems most
interestingly explored in the drawings themselves , and much less in the text ,
which seems intentionally self - effacing . The more the text feels unemotional ,
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