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Changing Women, Changing Nation
Changing Women, Changing Nation (July 2012)
Female Agency, Nationhood, and Identity in Trans-Salvadoran Narratives
Yajaira M. Padilla - Author

Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.

Changing Women, Changing Nation explores the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives during the span of the last thirty years. This exploration covers Salvadoran texts produced during El Salvador’s civil war (1980–1992) and the current postwar period, as we...(Read More)
 
 
Kant's Dog
Kant's Dog (May 2012)
On Borges, Philosophy, and the Time of Translation
David E. Johnson - Author

Situates Borges at the limit of philosophy and literature.

Kant’s Dog provides fresh insight into Borges’s preoccupation with the contradiction of the time that passes and the identity that endures. By developing the implicit logic of the Borgesian archive, which is most often figured as the universal demand for and necessary impossibility of translation, Kant’s Dog is able ...(Read More)
 
 
Painting Borges
Painting Borges (February 2012)
Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.

In this groundbreaking book, Jorge J. E. Gracia explores the artistic interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective. Focusing on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most celebrated literary figures of Latin America, Gracia offers original interpretations of twelve of Borges’s most fam...(Read More)
 
 
Documents in Crisis
Documents in Crisis (December 2011)
Nonfiction Literatures in Twentieth-Century Mexico
Beth E. Jörgensen - Author

2012 Best Book in the Humanities, presented by the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Assn.

Examines the theory and practice of nonfiction narrative literature in twentieth-century Mexico.

In the turbulent twentieth century, large numbers of Mexicans of all social classes faced crisis and catastrophe on a seemingly continuous basis. Revolution, earthquakes, indu...(Read More)
 
 
Destination Dictatorship
Destination Dictatorship (October 2009)
The Spectacle of Spain's Tourist Boom and the Reinvention of Difference
Justin Crumbaugh - Author

Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.

When the right-wing military dictatorship of Francisco Franco decided in 1959 to devalue the Spanish currency and liberalize the economy, the country’s already steadily growing tourist industry suddenly ballooned to astounding proportions. Throughout the 1960s, glossy images of high-rise hotels, crowded bea...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Thought
Images of Thought (February 2009)
Philosophical Interpretations of Carlos Estevez's Art
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.

Is philosophy hopelessly opposed to art? Images of Thought answers negatively, claiming that visual images can be used effectively to grasp complex thoughts, and philosophy can be deployed to deepen our understanding of art. Jorge J. E. Gracia provides philosophical interpretations of sevente...(Read More)
 
 
Cuban-American Literature and Art
Cuban-American Literature and Art (February 2009)
Negotiating Identities
Isabel Alvarez Borland - Editor
Lynette M. F. Bosch - Editor

Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.

This groundbreaking collection offers an understanding of why Cuban-American literature and visual art have emerged in the United States and how they are so essentially linked to both Cuban and American cultures. The contributors explore crucial issues pertinent not only to Cuban-American cultural production but also to other ...(Read More)
 
 
Burning Darkness
Burning Darkness (July 2008)
A Half Century of Spanish Cinema
Joan Ramon Resina - Editor
Andrés Lema-Hincapié - With assistance from

Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.

From the origins of the New Spanish Cinema in the 1950s to the end of the last century, Burning Darkness features essays on a selection of essential films by Spain’s most important directors, including Pedro Almodóvar, Luis Buñuel, Víctor Erice, Ventura Pons, and others. Contributors focus on current theoretic...(Read More)
 
 
Identity, Memory, and Diaspora
Identity, Memory, and Diaspora (February 2008)
Voices of Cuban-American Artists, Writers, and Philosophers
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Editor
Lynette M. F. Bosch - Editor
Isabel Alvarez Borland - Editor

Offers a detailed picture of the lives of Cuban Americans through interviews with artists, writers, and philosophers.

This fascinating volume contains interviews with nineteen prominent Cuban-American artists, writers, and philosophers who tell their stories and share what they consider important for understanding their work. Struggling with issues of Cuban-American identity in particular and social identity in gen...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture (October 2007)
From Franco to LA MOVIDA
Gema Perez-Sanchez - Author

Offers a sustained analysis of both high and low queer culture and its connections to cultural and political processes in Spain.

Gema Pérez-Sánchez argues that the process of political and cultural transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain can be read allegorically as a shift from a dictatorship that followed a self-loathing “homosexual” model to a democracy that identified as a ...(Read More)
 
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