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Title Selves in dialogue [electronic resource] : a transethnic approach to American life writing / edited by Begoña Simal.

Imprint Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (256 pages).
Series Critical approaches to ethnic American literature ; 5
Critical approaches to ethnic American literature ; 5.
Critical Approaches to Ethnic American Literature (CAEAL), 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Selves in Dialogue: An Introduction; 1. Identity Cards: Autobiography and Critical Practice; 2. Self and Nation in Franklin's Autobiography and Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior; 3. Ethnic Authorship and the Autobiographical Act: Zitkala-a, Sui Sin Far, and the Crafting of Authorial Identity; 4. "We, Too, Sing America": The Construction of American Subjectivity in African American Migration and European Immigrant Autobiographies.
5. Native Journeys of Self-Figuration: N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain and Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands / La Frontera6. Memory in Motion: The "Double Narratives" of Paul Auster's The Invention of Solitude and Samuel R. Delany's The Motion of Light in Water; 7. Autobiographical Writing on Politics in the Sin State: Latina and Basque American Perspectives; 8. Puerto Rican and Dominican Self-Portraits and their Frames: The "Autobiographical" Fiction of Esmeralda Santiago, Junot Díaz, and Julia Álvarez.
9. Living in the Taste of Things: Food, Self and Family in Diana Abu-Jaber's The Language of Baklava and Leslie Li's Daughter of HeavenBibliography; Contributors; Index.
Summary Selves in Dialogue: A Transethnic Approach to American Life Writing constitutes an explicit answer to the urgent call for a comparative study of American autobiography. This collection of essays ostensibly intends to cut across cultural, "racial" and/or "ethnic" boundaries, introducing the concept of "transethnicity" and arguing for its increasing validity in the ever-changing field of American Studies. Accordingly, the comparative analysis in Selves in Dialogue is implemented not by juxtaposing essays that pay "separate but equal" attention to specific "monoethnic" or "monocultural" tradition.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject American prose literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
Minority authors -- United States -- History and criticism.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic book.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Simal González, Begoña.
Added Title Selves in dialog
Other Form: Print version: Selves in dialogue. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2011 9789042033986 (OCoLC)769542725
ISBN 9789401206853 (electronic bk.)
9401206856 (electronic bk.)
9042033983 (pbk.)
9789042033986 (pbk.)