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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We do not conceive autobiographies as a " dangerous double agent , ” moving between literature and history , fact and fiction , subject and object ( Marcus 7 ) but rather as a privileged way to access personal and collective forms of ...
To conclude , while my memoir is chiefly read as U.S. ethnic , it is in fact transnational , threading between at least two subjectivities , a Malaysian Chinese and an Asian American . Because Malaysia and the United States have very ...
I could only seek consolation in the fact that we were really never important enough to be true oppressors and villains because , as far as I knew , we were usually too occupied with the business of surviving . But , even with this fact ...
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