"Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora" presents a variety of perspectives on the Portuguese diaspora, from literature to identity discourse to biography and autobiography. The book is divided into three parts: reading literary identities within and without borders; constructing/constructed extra-literary identities at home and abroad; and literary ethnic voices from the North American diaspora and beyond. The 22 texts presented in this volume highlight the diasporic themes and backgrounds upon which the scope of the scholarly texts - as well as the personal contributions of short stories, poetry, interviews, and autobiographical memory - can be interwoven in a narrative identity construction.
Francisco Cota Fagundes holds a PhD in Hispanic languages and literatures and is Professor of Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Irene Maria F. Blayer holds a PhD in linguistics and is Professor of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Faculty of Humanities, Brock University, Canada. Teresa F. A. Alves is Associate Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Lisbon Center for English Studies - ULICES. Teresa Cid is Associate Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Lisbon, Department of English.
Contents: Christopher Damien Auretta: Antonio Gedeao and Jorge de Sena: Myth, Tradition, and the Poetics of Diaspora - Francisco Cota Fagundes: Stories of Forgotten "Gees": William S. Birge's Senhor Antone: A Tale of the Portuguese Colony - Frank F. Sousa: Alfred Lewis and the American Dream - Reinaldo Silva: Her Story vs. His Story: Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States of America - Albert Braz: Anthony De Sa and the Paradoxes of Immigration - David Brookshaw: Diasporas of Diasporas: Brian Castro's Shanghai Dancing - Teresa F. A. Alves: A Poetics of Disquietude for Gaspar's Tales of the Soul - Memory Holloway: Home Away from Home: Visual Narratives of the Portugues Court in Brazil - Carolin Overhoff Ferreira: Brothers or Strangers - The Construction of Identity Discourses in Contemporary Luso-Brazilian Co-productions with Portuguese Migrating Characters - Orquidea Moreira Ribeiro: Representations of Portuguese-speaking Immigrants in the United States: The Federal Writers' Project and the Farmer Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection - Pamila Gupta: "Going for a Sunday Drive": Angolan Decolonization, Learning Whiteness and the Portuguese Diaspora of South Africa - Joao Sardinha: "Neither Here nor There?" Conceptions of "Home," Identity Constructions and the Transnational Lives of Second Generation Luso-Canadians and Luso-French in Portugal - M. Gloria de Sa: The Portuguese of the United States and Self-employment: Ethnic and Class Resources or Opportunity Structure? - David J. Silva: Language, Networks, and Identity in the Azorean Diaspora: One Family's Sociolinguistic Profile - George Monteiro: Portingale to Portugee - The Genesis and History of the Ethnic Slur - Francisco Cota Fagundes: "I Write Nonfiction Fiction": An Interview with Charles Reis Felix - Alexandre Quintanilha: Crossing diasporas - Julian Silva: A Portuguese Heritage and Twice a Cousin: A Family Portrait - Anthony De Sa: Personal Reflection: The Need to Look Back - Frank X. Gaspar: Poems - Ana Cristina Alves: A Meditation on Diaspora.
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