Artistic Creativity, Form, and Fictional Experimentation in Filipina American Fiction

Helena Grice

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Stories by Filipina American women often use metaphors of art and creativity as a language in their own right, in a manner that not only disrupts established generic forms, but that actually engenders specific Filipina American forms. In this essay I will explore three contemporary Filipina American writers' experimentation with different modes of narrative signification. Each of these examples demonstrates the manner in which artistic creativity and alternative modes of discourse by women come to be validated as a form of cultural and personal expression in a uniquely Filipina American way. Each writer blends feminist and/or historical writing with experimental and transformative modes of narration, which are themselves sources of creative and oppositional energy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-198
Number of pages18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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