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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Clearly establishing the autobiographical voice of the ... branded and collapsing
in the dialogue of human will against steel ; a homeland rising with a voice that
looks down on us from the sky - unique voice that unites what can ' t be united
The dialogic principle can be traced all the way down to the microscopic level of
the plot , where various voices and ... The literary figure of Oscar as the poetic
expression of Acosta is one voice among the many but is not given ultimate ...
In these essays I write neither as a critic nor scholar . . . but try to find my voice in
the singular forms that speculation sometimes requires . ( Paracriticisms xi )
Hassan rejects the traditional literary critic ' s stance and stresses the subjectivity
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Memory Poetry and the Body
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