This volume seeks to weave applications of the dynamic concept of resonance to ethnic studies. Resonance refers to the ever broadening, multidirectional effects of movement or action, a concept significant for many disciplines. The individual chapters exchange the concept of static "intertextuality" for that of interactive "resonance," which encourages consideration of the mutual and processual influences among readings, paradigms, and social engagement in cultural analysis. International scholars of literary and cultural studies, linguistics, history, politics, or ethno-environmental studies contribute their work in this volume. Each chapter examines a specific ethnic phenomenon in terms of relevant literature, lived experience and theoretical approaches, or historical intervention, relating the given case study to parameters of resonance. The book offers dialogic transnational interchange, a play of eclectic ethnic voices, inquiries, perspectives, and differences. The studies in this interdisciplinary volume show that – through resonant engagement with(in) and between works – literary production can both enhance and disturb cultural narratives of ethnicity.

part I|65 pages

Reverberations and Dissonance in Performance and Dynamic Memorialization

chapter 2|16 pages

Luis Alfaro’s Chicano Take on Electra

A Barrio-Bound Electricidad

chapter 3|13 pages

Cuban Resonances

Artistic Disobedience and Mediated Dissent in Contemporary Cuba

chapter 4|18 pages

Shockwave Memories

Multidirectional Sites of the Holocaust in Budapest

part II|63 pages

Oscillations in Literature

chapter 6|14 pages

Resonances of a “Vanished” Past

Kathleen Alcalá’s Fictional Reconstruction of Ópata Culture in The Flower in the Skull

chapter 7|14 pages

“Recalling the Absent Spaces”

Ethnic Heritage and Memory in Marusya Bociurkiw’s Work 1

part III|73 pages

Resounding Identities

chapter 9|18 pages

An Indigenous Attempt at Reimagining

The Participation of the Newfoundland Mi’kmaq in Europe’s Great War

chapter 10|18 pages

“I would write with Mt. Fujiyama in view”

Japan as Resonating Space for the Writing of Katherine Dunham’s A Touch of Innocence: Memoirs of Childhood

chapter 11|19 pages

Discourse Resonance

Metaphor, Irony, and the Concept of School in The Autobiography of Malcolm X

chapter 12|16 pages

Echoes of Invented Pasts

Ethnic Self-Images in Estonian Culture