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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this memory of the body , singular , idiosyncratic , yet also resonant of common childhood powerlessness and of female suffering that , to my mind , shaped my particular interior life , the identity of that self to which my memoir ...
The secrecy of private memory , its residence in the skull case of an individual , the profoundly binding identification of story with hidden self , that is , the psychological integrity of memory , is irrevocably changed in composition ...
Jan Assmann's distinction between “ two memory types " : " communicative memory , based on group - specific carriers " and " cultural memories that can exist independent of its carriers ” ( 91 ) . " What is at stake , " according to ...
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Memory Poetry and the Body
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