“学萃讲坛”第415期-- American Ethnic Literature: the New Languages of Fiction

时间:2015-11-09作者:文章来源:外语系浏览:191

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  时间:2015年11月10日(周二)14:00-15:30
  地点:基础实验楼501(学术报告厅)
  主题:American Ethnic Literature: the New Languages of Fiction  
报告人: Maryemma Graham教授(堪萨斯大学杰出教授)
  主办单位:科学技术研究院
  承办单位:外语系
  报告人简介:Graham教授现为美国堪萨斯大学杰出教授(Distinguished Professor),博士生导师,在美国常青藤学校康奈尔大学获得博士学位,美国哈佛大学(Harvard University)的高级访问学者,History of Black Writing项目负责人,创始人之一。Langston Hughes Poetry Project创始人及负责人。

研究方向:十九世纪美国文学,黑人文学,传记文学等

研究成果:Graham教授的主要著作10余部,包括The House Where My Soul Lives: The Life of Margaret Walker(牛津大学出版社,2012),The Complete Poems of Frances E. W. Harper: An Annotated Critical History(牛津大学出版社,1988); Cambridge History of African American Literature(剑桥大学出版社,2011),Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel(剑桥大学出版社,2004),以及Conversations with Margaret Walker(密西西比大学出版社,2002),Teaching African American Literature:Theory and Practice(1998)等,发表论文37篇,获得13项美国社会科学基金,5项福特基金,以及11项地区奖项。

报告内容简介:
American Ethnic Literature, once seen as a marginal or “outsider” literature, has often played the role of a mirror, reflecting the historical, socio-political and cultural context of immigrants to the United States of America. Depending upon whether they were voluntary or involuntary immigrants, enslaved or free, the producers of this literature could be ignored or celebrated. Ethnic literature that told of the struggle to become American, to achieve citizenship, to speak English, used a success story model.
Rather than follow the success story model, contemporary American ethnic literature writes about the failure of Americanization, questioning its assumptions and inequities from within. Steeped in rich and vibrant language, this is a literature that has revitalized English, creating a diverse language field that reflect different semantic patterns, dictions, and linguistic formations. In this talk, I will provide examples from African American, Latino and Chinese American literature Literatures that create what I call the new languages of fiction.