Anzaldua - switching, genre switching . .. And theyre not...

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Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004) “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”
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“Wild tongue” Symbol of resistance What about her language is “wild”?
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Accommodation and Resistance “Until I am free to write bilingually and to switch codes without having always to translate, while I still have to speak English or Spanish when I would rather speak Spanish, as long as I have to accommodate the English speakers rather than having them accommodate me, my tongue will be illegitimate” (1591)
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Interview, 1 “In Borderlands I tried to let the different “me’s” speak out: the me that was pissed off, the me that was very diplomatic, the me that loves nature, the me with the hate and the anger, and not apologize for any of these.”
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Interview, 1 “I think what makes [some readers] uncomfortable is that I’m practicing what I’m preaching and they have all their lives been taught to read and write in a certain way and here I come with my text, my collage, code-
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Unformatted text preview: switching, genre switching . .. And theyre not used to that Interview, 1 Q: What would you like non-Chicana, non- lesbian and non-working-class readers to learn from you? A: I think I want them to know that what they consider to be reality is only one reality. And that there is more than one way of looking at the world, another perspective, many other perspectives, as well as many other ways of perceiving these realities. And that these . .. people are also my people, they are also my audience. .. Zitkala-Sa and Accommodation To what extent is she accommodating her white audience? 449 barbarian rudeness 459 semblance of civilization Frederick Douglass Relationship to white civilization Sandy and the roots 288, 295 superstition or alternate faith? How does your audience and your historical context influence how you write your own story?...
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