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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Each page contains a line drawing Okubo made while at Tanforan and Topaz , and a block of text that provides ... We are forced to read between the lines , or perhaps literally in the lines of her drawings , for meaning that goes beyond ...
In almost all of the drawings in this book , the narrator is prominently positioned in the foreground and she is mute . She therefore becomes a notable figure of witness who sees with her own eyes what she has committed to paper .
But in one drawing , there is a man in the foreground and identical - looking buildings in the background . ... The absence of bodies usually found in her drawings is striking , almost unnerving , and the look in the man's eyes ( his ...
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