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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If memory speaks in the memoir , then memory lives outside of the individual skull case , and it lives in language . ... and therefore must die with the body and what is externalized in the technologies of culture and may live .
... minds of each lives the image of their communion , ” so that specific geographic proximity is no longer the most important aspect of a nation ( 6 ) . And in this way , Palestine continues to live in the hearts and minds its people .
Padilla's massive unearthing of the previously silenced voices of his antepasados proceeds as an archival recovery project that brings to light the lives of Mexican Americans that until recently had been consigned to old diaries ...
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Memory Poetry and the Body
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