Acts of Narrative Resistance
This exploration of women's autobiographical writings in the Americas focuses onthree specific genres: testimonio, metafiction, and the family saga as the story of a nation. Whatmakes Laura J. Beard's work distinctive is her pairing of readings of life narratives by womenfrom different countries and traditions. Her section on metafiction focuses on works by HelenaParente Cunha, of Brazil, and Luisa Futoranksy, of Argentina, the family sagas explored are by AnaMara Shua and Nlida Pion, of Argentina and Brazil, respectively, and the sectionon testimonio highlights narratives by Lee Maracle and Shirley Sterling, from different Indigenousnations in British Columbia. In these texts Beard terms ",genres of resistance,", women resist thecultural definitions imposed upon them in an effort to speak and name their own experiences. Theauthor situates her work in the context of not only other feminist studies of women'sautobiographies but also the continuing study of inter-American literature that is demandingmore comparative and cross-cultural approaches. Acts of Narrative Resistanceaddresses prominent issues in the fields of autobiography, comparative literature, andwomen's studies, and in inter-American, Latin American, and Native American studies.
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