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Narrating the past : (re)constructing memory, (re)negotiating history

Author: Nandita Batra; Vartan P Messier; College English Association. Caribbean Chapter.
Publisher: Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Narrative constitutes an integral part of human existence, being omnipresent in our ordering of the world and the ways in which we transmit both knowledge and experience. Narrative construction has  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Narrating the past.
Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)654811064
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nandita Batra; Vartan P Messier; College English Association. Caribbean Chapter.
ISBN: 9781847181145 1847181147
OCLC Number: 123421202
Notes: "'Narrating the Past: (Re)Constructing Memory, (Re)Negotiating History' was the topic of the CEA-CC Fall 2005 conference."--Preface.
Description: vi, 159 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Narration, memory, history : an introduction / Vartan P. Messier and Nandita Batra --
To narrate the past : the uses of fiction/the uses of nonfiction / Mary Leonard --
Remember : a history / Darrell Fike --
The third eye : love, memory, and history in Toni Morrison's Beloved, Jazz and Paradise / Christopher Powers --
Truth versus knowledge : Laplanchean afterwardsness and the traumatic memory of Chappaquiddick in Joyce Carol Oates' Black water / Matthew O. Cleveland --
Masks, mirrors, mirth and memory in Rane Arroyo's Hungry ghost: The Ponce de Leon poems / Robert Miltner --
Raices eternas : the documentary film as a project/ion of Puerto Rican history / Jocelyn A. Geliga Vargas --
The Jamaican beginnings and world travels of Claude McKay : a search for justice and equality / Tatiana Tagirova --
Stories that save themselves : notes of fieldwork in Anguilla / Don E. Walicek --
Preposterous women : the truth of history and the truth about women in ancient and medieval Troy narratives / Nick Haydock --
A violent homeland : recalling Haiti in Edwidge Danticat's novels / Dorsia Smith --
Tales of sound and fury : women in Merlinda Bobis's White turtle / Libe Garcia Zarranz.
Responsibility: edited by Nandita Batra and Vartan P. Messier.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface ................................ vii Narration, Memory, History: An Introduction .....................................................1 Vartan P. Messier and Nandita Batra Part I: Telling the Past: Between Fact and Fiction To Narrate the Past: The Uses of Fiction/The Uses of Nonfiction....................16 Mary Leonard Remember: A History .......................................................................................25 Darrell Fike The Third Eye: Love, Memory, and History in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Jazz and Paradise..............................................................................................31 Christopher Powers Truth Versus Knowledge: Laplanchean Afterwardsness and the Traumatic Memory of Chappaquiddick in Joyce Carol Oates’ Black Water .....................38 Matthew O. Cleveland Part II: (Re)constructing the Caribbean: Memory and History Masks, Mirrors, Mirth and Memory in Rane Arroyo’s Hungry Ghost: The Ponce de León Poems .................................................................................50 Robert Miltner Raíces Eternas: The Documentary Film as a Project/ion of Puerto Rican History ...............................................................................................................60 Jocelyn A. Géliga Vargas The Jamaican Beginnings and World Travels of Claude McKay: A Search for Justice and Equality ......................................................................73 Tatiana Tagirova Stories that Save Themselves: Notes on Fieldwork in Anguilla .......................94 Don E. Walicek Part III: Narrating Women Preposterous Women: The Truth of History and the Truth about Women in Ancient and Medieval Troy Narratives........................................................114 Nick Haydock A Violent Homeland: Recalling Haiti in Edwidge Danticat’s Novels ............133 Dorsía Smith Tales of Sound and Fury: Women in Merlinda Bobis’s White Turtle.............141 Libe García Zarranz Contributors .....................................................................................................153 Index ................................................................................................................156

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