Bordered Writers

Bordered. Writers. Reconstructing. Narratives. of. Difference,. Mobility,. and. Translingualism. Beatrice Mendez Newman and Romeo García The almost ...

Author: Isabel Baca

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438475059

Category: Education

Page: 266

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Examines innovative writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide. Bordered Writers explores how writing program administrators and faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are transforming the teaching of writing to be more inclusive and foster Latinx student success. Like its 2007 predecessor, Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students, this collection contributes to ongoing conversations in writing studies about multicultural pedagogy and curriculum, linguistic diversity, and supporting students of color, while focusing further attention on the specific experiences and strategies of students and faculty at HSIs. Although members of Latinx communities comprise the largest underrepresented minority group in the nation, the needs and strengths of Latinx writers in college classrooms are seldom addressed. Bordered Writers thus helps to fill a critical gap, giving voice to past and present Latinx scholars, rhetoricians, and students, both in academic essays and in personal testimonios, in four pivotal areas: developmental English and bridge programs, first-year writing, professional and technical writing, and writing centers and mentored writing. Across contributions, the collection strives to connect all bordered writers and educators, making higher education today not only stronger but also more representative of the nation’s population. Isabel Baca is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is the editor of Service-Learning and Writing: Paving the Way for Literacy(ies) through Community Engagement. Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa is Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Susan Wolff Murphy is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. She is the coeditor (with Cristina Kirklighter and Diana Cardenas) of Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students: Lessons Learned at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, also published by SUNY Press.

Writers Without Borders

Writing and Teaching Writing in Troubled Times Lynn Z. Bloom ... Writers Without Borders can be conceived of in many senses. Creative writers, the writers ...

Author: Lynn Z. Bloom

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350618

Category: Education

Page: 244

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In Writers Without Borders: Writing and Teaching Writing in Troubled Times, Lynn Z. Bloom presents groundbreaking research on the nature of essays and on the political, philosophical, ethical, and pragmatic considerations that influence how we read, write, and teach them in times troubled by terrorism, transgressive students, and uses and abuses of the Internet. Writers Without Borders reinforces Bloom’s reputation for presenting innovative and sophisticated research with a writer’s art and a teacher’s heart. Each of the eleven essays addresses in its own way the essay itself as one way to live and learn with others.

Writing Women Across Borders and Categories

Although Mills scrupulously avoids essentialist claims for the special status of women ' s travel and travel writing , her analysis seems to operate on the ...

Author: Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825846393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

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" Generally held to be rigid, borders and categories are nonetheless expanded when those bounded by the demarcations of hegemony, challenge its strictures. Significant instances of this constructive transgression can be found in the women's writing with which this collection of essays by international critics engages. Whereas in travel writing by women (Sarah Hobson, Dervla Murphy, Jan Morris) `transgression' is seen to have settled into a familiar strategy, in autobiography (Ann Fanshawe. Margaret Cavendish, Christine Brooke-Rose), cultural analysis (Virginia Woolf, Marianna Torgovnick, Donna Haraway), and fiction (Michelle Cliff, Jeanette Winterson, Ellen Galford, Fiona Cooper), women have succeeded in creating an innovative space for themselves. "

Writing at Russia s Borders

points out that the Westernized Russian writing elite looked for their Russianness in peasants and in borderlands, feeling themselves to be foreign both ...

Author: Katya Hokanson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442691810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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It is often assumed that cultural identity is determined in a country?s metropolitan centres. Given Russia?s long tenure as a geographically and socially diverse empire, however, there is a certain distillation of peripheral experiences and ideas that contributes just as much to theories of national culture as do urban-centred perspectives. Writing at Russia?s Border argues that Russian literature needs to be reexamined in light of the fact that many of its most important nineteenth-century texts are peripheral, not in significance but in provenance. Katya Hokanson makes the case that the fluid and ever-changing cultural and linguistic boundaries of Russia?s border regions profoundly influenced the nation?s literature, posing challenges to stereotypical or territorially based conceptions of Russia?s imperial, military, and cultural identity. A highly canonical text such as Pushkin?s Eugene Onegin (1831), which is set in European Russia, is no less dependent on the perspectives of those living at the edges of the Russian Empire than is Tolstoy?s The Cossacks (1863), which is explicitly set on Russia?s border and has become central to the Russian canon. Hokanson cites the influence of these and other ?peripheral? texts as proof that Russia?s national identity was dependent upon the experiences of people living in the border areas of an expanding empire. Produced at a cultural moment of contrast and exchange, the literature of the periphery represented a negotiation of different views of Russian identity, an ingredient that was ultimately essential even to literature produced in the major cities. Writing at Russia?s Border upends popular ideas of national cultural production and is a fascinating study of the social implications of nineteenth-century Russian literature.

Border Women

For example , Néstor García Canclini does not consult the works of writers and artists from Tijuana in order to carry out his work on “ hybrid cultures ” in ...

Author: Debra A. Castillo

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816639574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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A transnational analysis with an emphasis on gender examines the work of women writers from both sides of the border writing in Spanish, English, or a mixture of the two languages whose work questions the accepted notions of border identities.

Crossing Borders

Writers Meet the ANC Ampie Coetzee, James A. Polley. UC - NRLF B 3 801 271

Author: Ampie Coetzee


ISBN: UCAL:B3801271

Category: Afrikaans literature

Page: 207

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Rhetoric Across Borders

Given this reality, Anglo nature writers should more carefully engage with the full ... by exploring borders between “Native” writing and “nature” writing.

Author: Anne Teresa Demo

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Rhetoric Across Borders features a select representation of 27 essays and excerpts from the “In Conversation” panels at the Rhetoric Society of America’s 2014 conference on “Border Rhetorics.”

Moving Borders

Introduction The task of an anthology editor is to draw a boundary around a
number of writers . 1 This line must be seen as provisional , as arbitrary as a
political boundary is to topography , in short as a border that may be moved .
While the ...

Author: Mary Margaret Sloan

Publisher: Jersey City, N.J. : Talisman House

ISBN: UOM:39015042990070

Category: Poetry

Page: 740

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Letters across Borders

Some letter series are restricted to a single writer who migrated alone; ... But in the following analysis, each individual in letter-writers' families is ...

Author: B. Elliot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230601079

Category: History

Page: 315

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This collection addresses the recent rebirth of interest in immigrant letters. As these letters are increasingly seen as key, rather than incidental, documents in the interpretations of gender, age, social class, and ethnicity/nationality, the scholars gathered here demonstrate a diversity of new approaches to their interpretation.

Crossing Borders

Irish writers have had difficulty getting over, or out from under, ... over yet another border to be accepted as mainstream and important writers.

Author: Maryanne Felter

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874130928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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Bordered Identities in Language Literature and Culture

... is perhaps a gratitude tinged with impression management as the writer ... religious and political groups in which the author belonged, classmates, ...


Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527531796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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Cameroon’s composite state of postcoloniality inevitably burdened it with a linguistic and pedagogic culture that changed the eager student into a centripetal mimic of the colonial imagination. Recent events in the country, especially relating to the Anglophone Problem, have spotlighted the need to revisit this space, which has been over-politicised into what Anglophone Cameroonians see as a state of hypnosis. Given the clash between postcolonial consciousness and the globalizing forces of late capitalism, a necessary meeting point had to be negotiated in linguistic and pedagogic contexts, to (re)affirm the identity problematic in Cameroon, and in the interpretation of colonial voices in literary texts. Bordered Identities in Language, Literature, and Culture: Readings on Cameroon and the Global Space offers a variegated reflection on these issues, and simultaneously responds to increasing demands to re-negotiate identity beyond mega frames of Empire, based on contextual data that combine indigenous and globalising imperatives.

Bridges Borders and Breaks

While the border writers I study were a deeply heterogeneous group, occupying differing subject positions and writing at different periods of the early ...

Author: William Orchard

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822981411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This volume reassesses the field of Chicana/o literary studies in light of the rise of Latina/o studies, the recovery of a large body of early literature by Mexican Americans, and the “transnational turn” in American studies. The chapters reveal how “Chicano” defines a literary critical sensibility as well as a political one and show how this view can yield new insights about the status of Mexican Americans, the legacies of colonialism, and the ongoing prospects for social justice. Chicana/o literary representations emerge as significant examples of the local that interrogate globalization’s attempts to erase difference. They also highlight how Chicana/o literary studies’ interests in racial justice and the minority experience have produced important intersections with new disciplines while also retaining a distinctive character. The recalibration of Chicana/o literary studies in light of these shifts raises important methodological and disciplinary questions, which these chapters address as they introduce the new tools required for the study of Chicana/o literature at this critical juncture.

Crossing Borders Drawing Boundaries

Creating a new rhetoric of self- and communal acceptance becomes especially important for writers who have struggled to navigate through cultural and ...

Author: Barbara Couture

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607324034

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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With growing anxiety about American identity fueling debates about the nation’s borders, ethnicities, and languages, Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries provides a timely and important rhetorical exploration of divisionary bounds that divide an Us from a Them. The concept of “border” calls for attention, and the authors in this collection respond by describing it, challenging it, confounding it, and, at times, erasing it. Motivating us to see anew the many lines that unite, divide, and define us, the essays in this volume highlight how discourse at borders and boundaries can create or thwart conditions for establishing identity and admitting difference. Each chapter analyzes how public discourse at the site of physical or metaphorical borders presents or confounds these conditions and, consequently, effective participation—a key criterion for a modern democracy. The settings are various, encompassing vast public spaces such as cities and areas within them; the rhetorical spaces of history books, museum displays, activist events, and media outlets; and the intimate settings of community and classroom conversations. Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries shows how rich communication can be when diverse cultures intersect and create new opportunities for human connection, even while different populations, cultures, age groups, and political parties adopt irreconcilable positions. It will be of interest to scholars in rhetoric and literacy studies and students in rhetorical analysis and public discourse. Contributors include Andrea Alden, Cori Brewster, Robert Brooke, Randolph Cauthen, Jennifer Clifton, Barbara Couture, Vanessa Cozza, Anita C. Hernández, Roberta J. Herter, Judy Holiday, Elenore Long, José A. Montelongo, Karen P. Peirce, Jonathan P. Rossing, Susan A. Schiller, Christopher Schroeder, Tricia C. Serviss, Mónica Torres, Kathryn Valentine, Victor Villanueva, and Patti Wojahn.

Across Genres Generations and Borders

Italian Women Writing Lives Susanna Scarparo Is Cassamarca Lecturer in Italian Studies I Cultures and University Susanna Scarparo, Rita Wilson.

Author: Susanna Scarparo Is Cassamarca Lecturer in Italian Studies I Cultures and University

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 087413918X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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This book examines the processes involved in writing the lives of women, both as autobiographies and as biographies. Some essays are theoretical discussions about the constructions of self-articulation in women's life writing. Others are more autobiographical, emphasizing the importance of self-articulation for creating possibilities for self-direction. Adopting different theoretical approaches, chapters in this collection highlight the connections between subjectivity and history, feminist concerns about mothering and the mother-daughter relationships, autobiography, discourse and its framing of the relationship between text and life, and the ethics of constructing biographies. The book is divided into three parts: the first part focuses on the process of writing lives as expressed but also contested in epistolary narratives, autobiography and historical fiction. The second part considers notions of female genealogy and the relationship with the maternal, both biological and symbolic. The third part comprises articles which deal with writing outside geographical and metaphorical borders.

Crossing Borders

So I have been included in encyclopedias of South African writing; but I was also included in the Bloomsbury Companion to Women's Writing.

Author: Tapan Basu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611479003

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Crossing Borders engages with the emergent field of borders studies, particularly in relation to North America, South Asia, and the transnational spaces they continue to embrace. While multicultural theory tends to emphasize specific and individual cultures, border studies examines the intersection of cultures and the resulting effects.

Books Without Borders Volume 1

The first ever publication of English translations of the novelist Naguib Mahfouz appeared in the African Writers Series as well as in Heinemann's parallel ...

Author: Robert Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230289116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Where does the book belong? Does it enshrine the soul of a nation, or is it a means by which nations talk to one another, sharing ideas, technologies, texts? This book, the first in a two-volume set of original essays, responds to these questions with archive-based case studies of print culture in a number of countries around the world.

Fiction Across Borders

The Courage to Write : How Writers Transcend Fear . New York : Henry Holt , 1995 . Kitson , Norma . Creative Writing : A Handbook with Exercises and ...

Author: Shameem Black

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.

Battles and Borders

When a minority writer produces literature within the context of a major or established literature, he or she has to find their 'own patois', ...

Author: Petra Broomans

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789491431791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

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Battles and Borders. Perspectives on Cultural Transmission and Literature in Minor Language Areas is about literature on the fringes of Europe. The authors all discuss the often unique ways in which literary history and cultural transfer function in peripheral and central regions against the background of shifting national borders in the last two centuries. Special attention is paid to minority and migrant groups in Northwest Europe. The present volume aims to prompt a reconsideration of the concepts of ‘minority' and ‘migrant' cultures and literatures in the past and the present day. It also suggests a new topic for further study: the importance of cultural transfer for migrant groups (whether or not they form a diaspora) and their ability to create new words and to develop new identities. This seventh volume in the Studies on Cultural Transfer and Transmission (CTaT) series is a spinoff of the research project ‘Peripheral Autonomy? Longitudinal analysis of cultural transfer in the literary fi elds of small language communities'. This project was carried out by scholars at the University of Groningen, Ghent University and Uppsala University. It started in 2006 and concluded with the publication in 2012 of Rethinking Cultural Transfer and Transmission. Reflections and New Perspectives.

Crossing borders and queering citizenship

function of language writers, who she says 'believe that political structures are informed and supported by particular verbal structures; when they are ...

Author: Zalfa Feghali

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526134479

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Can reading make us better citizens? Fusing queer theory, citizenship studies, and border studies in its exploration of seven U.S., Canadian, and Indigenous authors, poets, and performance artists, Crossing borders and queering citizenship theorises how reading can work as a empowering tool in contemporary civic struggles in the North America.

Words Without Borders

The World Through the Eyes of Writers: An Anthology Alane Salierno Mason, Dedi Felman ... Castellanos Moya was from the Guatelmalan writer Rodrigo Rey Rosa; ...

Author: Alane Salierno Mason

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307493385

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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Featuring the work of more than 28 writers from upwards of 20 countries, this collection transports us to the frontiers of twenty-first century literature. In these pages, some of the most accomplished writers in world literature–among them Edwidge Danticat, Ha Jin, Cynthia Ozick, Javier Marias, and Nobel laureates Wole Soyinka, Günter Grass, Czeslaw Milosz, Wislawa Szymborska, and Naguib Mahfouz–have stepped forward to introduce us to dazzling literary talents virtually unknown to readers of English. Most of their work–short stories, poems, essays, and excerpts from novels–appears here in English for the first time. The Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman introduces us to a story of extraordinary poise and spiritual intelligence by the Argentinian writer Juan Forn. The Romanian writer Norman Manea shares with us the sexy, sinister, and thrillingly avant garde fiction of his homeland’s leading female novelist. The Indian writer Amit Chaudhuri spotlights the Bengali writer Parashuram, whose hilarious comedy of manners imagines what might have happened if Britain had been colonized by Bengal. And Roberto Calasso writes admiringly of his fellow Italian Giorgio Manganelli, whose piece celebrates the Indian city of Madurai. Every piece here–be it from the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Caribbean–is a discovery, a colorful thread in a global weave of literary exchange. Edited by Samantha Schnee, Alane Salierno Mason, and Dedi Felman