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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Conscious of the complexity of the interaction between the subjective and
objective in the telling of stories , historians ... and academic ground as a valid
source for negotiating with the past - viewing a public story through stories of the
is not the facts that make us what we are , but the stories we have been told and
the stories we believe ” ( xv ) . Taking our lead from ... The act of telling and
writing one ' s story affirms as it performs identity . This idea links the articles in
I have yet to be asked what it is like to write a poem or a short story , and I have
written many more poems and short stories than memoirs . Still , the question is
canny in catching the assumption that something more visceral is or should be ...
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