Intercultural Mediations

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Ana María Manzanas, Jesús Benito

Hybridity and Mimesis in American Literatures

ISBN 978-3-8258-6738-2
Band-Nr. 12
Jahr 2003
Seiten 224
Bindung broschiert

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Intercultural Mediations proposes a study of the multiple
crossings between and among the different literary
traditions of the United States. The volume draws upon two
main theoretical sources, namely postcolonial theory and
American Border Studies, and aims to articulate a model of
the hybrid, postcolonial and liminal nature of writing in
the US. Ana Mª Manzanas and Jesús Benito explore the nature
of the ëthnic“ Others‘ appropriation, dialogization and
Subversion of the Euroamerican authoritative
discourse – embodied in what the authors call the Book of
the West – as well as the inscription of cultural
difference on the white page.

Ana Mª Manzanas is Associate Professor of
American Studies at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).
Jesús Benito is Associate Professor of American Studies and
Literary Theory at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
(Spain). Manzanas and Benito have authored a book on Toni
Morrison and James Baldwin (1994), and they have also edited
and translated into Spanish works by African American
writers such as Olaudah Equiano (1994), W. E. B. Du Bois
(1995), Martin Luther King (1997) and Frederick Douglass
(1999). Their more recent work includes the edition of two
volumes of essays, Narratives of Resistance (1999)
and Literature and Ethnicity in the Cultural
Borderlands (2002).