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Picturing Identity This page intentionally left blank Picturing Identity Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text Hertha D. Sweet Wong The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill The publisher gratefully acknowledges the generous contribution to this book provided by University of California Humanities Research Fellowships, the UC Berkeley Institute of International Studies, the UC Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities, the UC Berkeley American Cultures Center, and the Hewlett Foundation.© 2018 The University of North Carolina Press All rights reserved Designed by Jamison Cockerham Set in Scala, Scala Sans, and Klavika by Tseng Information Systems, Inc. Cover illustrations from A version of chapter 8 appeared earlier in somewhat different form in Hertha D. Sweet Wong, “Countering Visual Regimes: History, Place, and Subjectivity in the Art of Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds,” in Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism: Critical Imaginaries for a Global Age, ed. Aparajita Nanda (New York: Routledge, 2015), 231–47. Reproduced by permission of Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, a division of Informa plc. Manufactured in the United States of America The University of North Carolina Press has been a member of the Green Press Initiative since 2003. Library of Congress Cataloging-­in-­Publication Data Names: Wong, Hertha Dawn, author. Title: Picturing identity : contemporary American autobiography in image and text / Hertha D. Sweet Wong. Description: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018] | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017054461 | ISBN 9781469640693 (cloth : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781469640709 (pbk : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781469640716 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: American literature— History and criticism. | Autobiography. | Autobiography in literature. | Autobiography in art. | Group identity—United States. Classification: LCC PS169.A95 W66 2018 | DDC 810.9/35—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn For my sister, JoyDawn Hinds ...


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