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The Censorship Files
The Censorship Files (January 2007)
Latin American Writers and Franco's Spain
Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola - Author

Investigates the role played by censorship in the Spanish-language publishing industry, which led to the Latin American Boom literature of the 1960s and 1970s.

Drawing on extensive research in the Spanish National Archive, Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola examines the role played by the censorship apparatus of Franco’s Spain in bringing about the Latin American literary Boom of the 1960s and 1970s. He reveals the n...(Read More)
 
 
Mexico's Ruins
Mexico's Ruins (November 2006)
Juan Garcia Ponce and the Writing of Modernity
Raul Rodriguez-Hernandez - Author

Explores the trope of modernity in García Ponce’s writings.

At face value, the concept of modernity seems to reference a stream of social and historical traffic headed down a utopian one-way street named “progress.” Mexico’s Ruins examines modernity in twentieth-century Mexican culture as a much more ambiguous concept, arguing that such a single-minded notion is inadequate to c...(Read More)
 
 
Between Argentines and Arabs
Between Argentines and Arabs (December 2005)
Argentine Orientalism, Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity
Christina Civantos - Author

Examines the presence of Arabs and the Arab world in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Argentine literature by juxtaposing works by Argentines of European descent and those written by Arab immigrants in Argentina.

Between Argentines and Arabs is a groundbreaking contribution to two growing fields: the study of immigrants and minorities in Latin America and the study of the Arab diaspora. As a literary and...(Read More)
 
 
The Role of History in Latin American Philosophy
The Role of History in Latin American Philosophy (July 2005)
Contemporary Perspectives
Arleen Salles - Editor
Elizabeth Millan - Editor

Argues that there are original positions to be found in the work of Latin American philosophers.

This book brings the history of Latin American philosophy to an English-speaking audience through the prominent voices of Mauricio Beuchot, Horacio Cerutti-Guldberg, María Luisa Femenías, Jorge J. E. Gracia, Oscar R. Marti, León Olivé, Carlos Pereda, and Eduardo Rabossi. They argue that Spanish ...(Read More)
 
 
Linking the Americas
Linking the Americas (April 2005)
Race, Hybrid Discourses, and the Reformulation of Feminine Identity
Lesley Feracho - Author

Provides a comparative look at women's texts across the Americas.

What links women of the Americas? How do they redefine their identities? Lesley Feracho answers these questions through a comparative look at texts by four women writers from across the Americas—Zora Neale Hurston, Julieta Campos, Carolina Maria de Jesus, and Clarice Lispector. She explores how their writing reformulates identity as an intricate conn...(Read More)
 
 
Quixotism
Quixotism (December 2004)
The Imaginative Denial of Spain's Loss of Empire
Christopher Britt Arredondo - Author

Exposes the cultural roots of Spanish fascism.

Quixotism
explores how a group of Spanish intellectuals, writing during the time of Restoration Spain (1876–1931), incorporated the figure of Don Quixote into an on-going debate on Spanish national and imperial decadence and used this figure to promote a nationalistic and jingoistic formula for national-imperial regeneration. Commonly known as the Generation of '98,...(Read More)
 
 
Redreaming America
Redreaming America (December 2004)
Toward a Bilingual American Culture
Debra A. Castillo - Author

Pursues an inquiry into the cultural and linguistic dissonances that Spanish creates in the United States.

What would American literature look like in languages other than English, and what would Latin American literature look like if we understood the United States to be a Latin American country and took seriously the work by U.S. Latinos/as in Spanish? Debra A. Castillo explores these questions by highlighting the con...(Read More)
 
 
Latin American Women On/In Stages
Latin American Women On/In Stages (November 2004)
Margo Milleret - Author

Compares plays by Latin American women dramatists born after 1945.

While a feminine perspective has become more common on Latin American stages since the late 1960s, few of the women dramatists who have contributed to this new viewpoint have received scholarly attention. Latin American Women On/In Stages examines twenty-four plays written by women living in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto R...(Read More)
 
 
Humoring Resistance
Humoring Resistance (July 2004)
Laughter and the Excessive Body in Latin American Women's Fiction
Dianna C. Niebylski - Author

Analyzes the explosive connections among strategic uses of humor, women's bodies, and resistance in fiction by Latin American women writers.

Contextualizing theoretical debates about the political uses of gendered humor and female excess, this book explores bold new ways in which a number of contemporary Latin American women authors approach questions of identity and community. The author examines the connections among ...(Read More)
 
 
A Geography of Hard Times
A Geography of Hard Times (April 2004)
Narratives about Travel to South America, 1780-1849
Angela Perez-Mejia - Author
Dick Cluster - Translator

Unravels the rich complexities of the colonial travel experience.

This fascinating glimpse into South America's past focuses on the works of four European voyagers who came to South America and left a legacy of travel writing in their wake: José Celestino Mutis, a Spanish botanist and doctor; Alexander von Humboldt, a German geographer; Maria Graham, a British historian; and Flora Tristán, a French femin...(Read More)
 
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