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 this sense , Darwish's text fits more closely a definition of a memoir than the more subject - centered writing of the traditional autobiography , in that memoirs privilege the relationship of memory to history , with the subject ...
Still , Villaseñor rewrites the traditional pattern by constructing Juan Salvador's narrative growth as a Mexican American role model and the myth of his rebellion against dominant Anglo - American culture in complementary interaction ...
... back : most of his later books ( including his 1996 memoir travelogue ) , articles and interviews relate to it and to his life as depicted here . Brief and concentrated , Out of Egypt comes close to a traditional autobiography of ...
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