In Conversation with
Karen Muñoz-Christian, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Elvira Pulitano, professor in Ethnic Studies, and Karen Muñoz-Christian, associate professor of Spanish, discuss Pulitano’s book, Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean: Diasporic Literature and the Human Experience.
Dr. Pulitano’s book, published by Routledge in 2016, offers a timely window on issues of diasporic identity by affirming the importance of narrative as a discursive mode to understand the human face of contemporary migrations. She explores the work of four well-known writers currently living in the United States: Jamaica Kincaid, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Caryl Phillips. Contesting restrictive, national, and linguistic boundaries when discussing literature originating from the Caribbean, Pulitano situates the transnational location of Caribbean-born writers within current debates of Transnational American Studies and investigates the role of immigrant writers in discourses of race, ethnicity, citizenship, and belonging.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Immigration, Caribbean, Identity, Personal Accounts, Stories, Immigrant Writers
Ethnic Studies | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
Pulitano, Elvira, "Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean: Diasporic Literature and the Human Experience" (2017). Conversations with Cal Poly Authors. 23.