Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
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 the lyric “ Aftermath , ” written and dated “ New York City , September 13-18 , 2001 , ” Alexander evokes the Eliotesque " objective correlative ” ( “ Hamlet and His Problems ” ) , as she describes how “ Pale petals are scored into ...
Focused on the freedom , magic , and Edenic qualities of a blissful childhood in her beloved grandfather's home , in the first edition , Tiruvella is the only location in the universe where Alexander describes herself as happy and at ...
It's suggestive , too , that in her recreation of the lost wartime letters , she complains vociferously against the unreasonable woman doctor who employed her , and describes the bombing of her dorm and her near brush with death in ...
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