The Literary Voices of Winnifred Eaton: Redefining Ethnicity and Authenticity

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Rutgers University Press, 2002 - 204 стор.
Winnifred Eaton, better known under her Japanese pseudonym, Onoto Watanna, was of English and Chinese heritage, but born and raised in Canada. She published over a dozen novels and hundreds of short stories, magazine articles, and screenplays during the first half of the twentieth century. Her romances featuring Japanese and Eurasian heroines sold widely. However, by the time of her death in 1954, most of her books were out of print. Winnifred (unlike her sister, the better-known writer Edith Eaton) has been a troubling figure for Asian Americanists. She attempted to disguise her ethnic heritage, writing under a Japanese pen name, and in legal documents, she usually claimed a white racial identity. Scholars have noted her use of Orientalist stereotypes in her novels, and even though she depicted a broad range of non-Asian characters - such as Irish maids and cowboys - her pottrayals often relied on the accepted stereotypes of the day. Rather than dismiss her characterizations as evasions of the topics that readers today wish she had explored, Jean Lee Cole asks why Winnifred Eaton may have chosen the subjects she did. Cole shows that the many voices Eaton adopted reveal her deep
 

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Guided by Voices
1
Winnifred Eaton
16
Exploring the Domestic
42
A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE AND THE WOMAN
79
The Alberta
104
Voicing Film
129
EPILOGUE
150
Notes
159
Bibliography
173
Filmography
195
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Jean Lee Cole is an assistant professor of English at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the coeditor (with Maureen Honey) of "Madame Butterfly" by John Luther Long and "A Japanese Nightingale" by Onoto Watanna (Winnifred Eaton): Two Orientalist Texts (Rutgers University Press).

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