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791. Building Group, Ethnic, and National Identities through Life Writing

Wednesday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Riverway, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Presiding: Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth Coll.

1. "Deconstructing the Metaphysics of Nation and Race: J. Saunders Redding and Building a Multiethnic Democratic Community," Michael Donald Lackey, Univ. of Minnesota, Morris

2. "Remembering Jesus María and Amsterdam: Autobiographical Sketches of Mexico City's Jewish Past," Joanna L. Mitchell, Ohio Univ., Athens

3. "Family History, National History: Theoretical Considerations on Building Ethnic Communities Illustrated through Asian American Family Memoirs," Rocío G. Davis, City Univ. of Hong Kong

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Nonfictional Prose

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