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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graphic novels . That is , their narratives take place in the visual play between drawings and text . The experience of reading a graphic novel thus entails a greater self - awareness of the act of looking .
However , Minatoya's novel is the first Japanese American novel to focus on Japan in the 1920s and 30s , a time when Japan sought to secure its position as a world power by occupying Korea , colonizing Manchuria , and invading China.4 ...
Throughout the novel , Etsuko's identity is defined by familial relations and obligations ; in the latter part of the novel , her growing political development is dramatized in terms of her relationships with others and her negotiations ...
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