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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In " Memory and the Archive in Contemporary Life - Writing , ” Michael
Sheringham offers encouraging words , suggesting that the story lives in the
tension of what has been inscribed and what is lost to time . 5 5 Sheringham
writes : “ It may be ...
The difficulty of answering these questions , the ambiguity dramatized by this
drawing , suggests the vexed problem many Japanese Americans faced during
the internment period . Do they go along with what is asked of them in the hopes
As the title suggests , the book is more concerned with the author literally getting
out of Egypt . The opening scene - which inaugurates a non - linear ,
discontinuous narrative , infused with intertextuality , abundant in citation ,
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