Acts of narrative resistance : women's autobiographical writings in the Americas / Laura J. Beard
- Pt. 1. Addressing the Self: Autobiographical Metafiction -- 1. The Mirrored Self: Helena Parente Cunha's Women between Mirrors -- 2. The Self in Exile: Luisa Futoransky's Babelic Metatext -- Pt. 2. From Self to Family to Nation: The Family Saga as an Autobiographical Genre -- 3. Re-membering the Nation by Remembering the Family: Ana Maria Shua's The Book of Memories -- 4. The Autobiographical Text as Memory Box: Nelida Pinon's The Republic of Dreams -- Pt. 3. Bearing Witness to the Self and the Community: Testimonial Works by Indigenous Women -- 5. "The Life of Bobbi Lee Is about Why We Must Talk": Testimonial Literature as a Call to Action -- 6. "Part of Surviving Is through Remembering": The Ethics and Politics of Life Narratives about Indian Residential School Experiences.
- Autobiography—Women authors
- Autobiography—Political aspects
- Latin American prose literature—Women authors—History and criticism
- Latin American prose literature—20th century—History and criticism
- Canadian prose literature—Women authors—History and criticism
- Canadian prose literature—20th century—History and criticism
- Women—America—Biography—History and criticism
- Women in literature
- Biography as a literary form
- 9780813928623 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813928621 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813928630 (pbk. : alk. paper)
081392863X (pbk. : alk. paper)
- "The American Literatures Initiative"--T.p. verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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