Chicana Ways: Conversations with Ten Chicana Writers

Front Cover
University of Nevada Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 225 pages
0 Reviews
Karin Rosa Ikas offers probing and insightful interviews with ten Chicana writers of diverse backgrounds: Denise Chávez, Gloria Anzaldúa, Lucha Corpi, Cherríe Moraga, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Mary Helen Ponce, Jamie Lujan, Demetria Martinez, Estela Portillo-Trambley, and Pat Mora. The interviews address such topics as personal background, education, sense of ethnic and gender identity, the origins and intention of published works, and general views on writing, culture, and art, revealing a rich multiplicity of Chicana voices and views in diverse genres including poetry, drama, and fiction. For each of these women, though, her identity as a Chicana and as a woman is critically important to her evolution and purpose as a writer. Chicana Ways documents the rich diversity and brilliance of contemporary Mexican American writing and is essential reading for anyone interested in multicultural and feminist literature.
 
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Chicana ways: conversations with ten Chicana writers

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

According to Ikas, lecturer and graduate researcher for Chicano studies at the University of New Mexico and the Berkeley and Santa Barbara campuses of the University of California, the modern Chicana ... Read full review

Chicana ways: conversations with ten Chicana writers

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

According to Ikas, lecturer and graduate researcher for Chicano studies at the University of New Mexico and the Berkeley and Santa Barbara campuses of the University of California, the modern Chicana ... Read full review

Contents

GLORIA ANZALDUA Writer Editor Critic and Third World
1
LORNA DEE CERVANTES Poet Educator Political andFeminist
27
DEMISE CHAVEZ Novelist Playwright and Actress
47
LUCHA CORPI Poet Novelist and Educator
67
A M 1 E L u j A N Cofounder of the Latina Theatre Lab and Actress
91
DEMETRIA MARTINEZ Author and Journalist
113
PAT MORA Poet Writer and Educator
127
CHERRIE MORACA Poet Playwright Essayist and Educator
153
MARY HELEN PONCE Author andUniversity Instructor
175
ESTELA PORTILLOTRAMBLEY Playwright Fiction Writer Poet
205
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2001)

Karin Ikas received her Ph.D. at the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 1999 with a dissertation on "Modern Chicana Literature: An Intercultural Analysis" [German title: Die zeitgenössische Chicana-Literatur: Eine interkulturelle Untersuchung]. She is now a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Würzburg in the Department of Cultures, Languages and Literatures of English Speaking Countries. Her publications include articles on Chicana Literature and an edited collection of Chicano short stories for high-school students. Her publications include articles on Chicana Literature and an edited collection of Chicano short stories for high-school students. She is author of Chicana Ways: Conversations with Ten Chicana Writers and co-editor of Latino Literatures and Cultures: An International Perspective (together with Professor F. Lomelí, UC Santa Barbara) and the recently co-edited Short Stories from Australia and New Zealand, an annotated anthology with Professor David Carter (University of Queensland in Brisbane) Her new research projects involve also studies on English language drama in the 19th and 20th century, the experience of War in English Language Literatures and English language playwrights of the 1860s to the 1930s. She has won several fellowships and is recipient of the Daimler Chrysler Foundation's "Academy Award for Intercultural Studies 2001." In December 2002 she was awarded the President and Jubilee Foundation Award of the University of Würzburg for Excellence Research in English Language Literary and Cultural Studies.

Bibliographic information