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Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America (April 2022)
Estelle Tarica - Author

Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

This book proposes the existence of a recognizably distinct Holocaust consciousness in Latin America since the 1970s. Community leaders, intellectuals, writers...(Read More)
 
 
Barcelona, City of Comics
Barcelona, City of Comics (February 2022)
Urbanism, Architecture, and Design in Postdictatorial Spain
Benjamin Fraser - Author

Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.

Barcelona, City of Comics introduces readers of English to a range of Spanish- and Catalan-language comics published after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. During this time of palpable social change, the Catalonian capital regained its reputation as the h...(Read More)
 
 
The Other/Argentina
The Other/Argentina (April 2021)
Jews, Gender, and Sexuality in the Making of a Modern Nation
Amy K. Kaminsky - Author

Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.

The Other/Argentina looks at literature, film, and the visual arts to examine the threads of Jewishness that create patterns of meaning within the fabric of Argentine self-representation. A multiethnic yet deeply Roman Catholic country, Argentina has worked mightily to fashion i...(Read More)
 
 
Creative Transformations
Creative Transformations (November 2020)
Travels and Translations of Brazil in the Americas
Krista Brune - Author

Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.

In Creative Transformations, Krista Brune brings together Brazilian fiction, film, journalism, essays, and correspondence from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. Drawing attention to the travels of Brazilian artists and intellectuals to the Un...(Read More)
 
 
The Disintegration of Community
The Disintegration of Community (September 2020)
On Jorge Portilla’s Social and Political Philosophy, With Translations of Selected Essays
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author
Francisco Gallegos - Author

Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.

The Disintegration of Community analyzes the social and cultural writings of Jorge Portilla (1919−1963) in order to demonstrate the continued relevance of his thought. Carlos Alberto Sánchez and Francisco Gallegos situate Portilla’s otros ensayos—a series of essays originally p...(Read More)
 
 
The Space of Disappearance
The Space of Disappearance (April 2020)
A Narrative Commons in the Ruins of Argentine State Terror
Karen Elizabeth Bishop - Author

Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.

More than thirty thousand people were forcibly disappeared during the military dictatorship that governed Argentina from 1976 to 1983, leaving behind a cultural landscape fractured by absence, denial, impunity, and gaps in knowledge. This book is about how these absences assume narrative form ...(Read More)
 
 
Unsettling Colonialism
Unsettling Colonialism (October 2019)
Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Global Hispanic World
N. Michelle Murray - Editor
Akiko Tsuchiya - Editor

An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.

Unsettling Colonialism illuminates the interplay of race and gender in a range of fin-de-siècle Spanish narratives of empire and colonialism, including literary fictions, travel narratives, political treatises,...(Read More)
 
 
With a Diamond in My Shoe
With a Diamond in My Shoe (October 2019)
A Philosopher's Search for Identity in America
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.

In 1961, at the age of nineteen, Jorge J. E. Gracia escaped from the island of Cuba by passing himself off as a Catholic seminarian. He arrived in the United States with just a few spare belongings and his mother’s diamond ring secured in a hole in one of his shoes. With a Diamond in My Shoe tells the story of Gracia&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
Forms of Disappointment
Forms of Disappointment (September 2019)
Cuban and Angolan Narrative after the Cold War
Lanie Millar - Author

Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.

In Forms of Disappointment, Lanie Millar traces the legacies of anti-imperial solidarity in Cuban and Angolan novels and films after 1989. Cuba’s intervention in Angola’s post-independence civil war from 1976 to 1991 was ...(Read More)
 
 
Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory
Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory (June 2019)
Roberta Johnson - Author

First book in English to offer a thorough introduction to key concepts and figures in Spanish feminist thought.

Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory is the first book in English to offer a substantial overview of Spanish feminist thought. It focuses on six concepts—solitude, personality, social class, work, difference, and equality—and distinguishes Spanish feminist theory from that of other countries. Rob...(Read More)
 
 
Argentina Noir
Argentina Noir (March 2019)
New Millennium Crime Novels in Buenos Aires
Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz - Author

An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.

Argentina Noir offers a guide to Argentine crime fiction, with a focus on works published since the year 2000. It argues that the novela negra, or crime novel, has become the favored genre for many writers to address the social malaise brought about by changes linked to globalization and market-d...(Read More)
 
 
States of Grace
States of Grace (April 2018)
Utopia in Brazilian Culture
Patrícia I. Vieira - Author

Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theological-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.

States of Grace offers a novel approach to the study of Brazilian culture through the lens of utopianism. Patrícia I. Vieira explores religious and political writings, journalistic texts, sociological studies, and literary works that portray Brazil as a utopi...(Read More)
 
 
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The Afterlife of al-Andalus (November 2017)
Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives
Christina Civantos - Author

The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.

Around the globe, concerns about interfaith relations have led to efforts to find earlier models in Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus). This book examines how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, dra...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Poetry
Radical Poetry (November 2016)
Aesthetics, Politics, Technology, and the Ibero-American Avant-Gardes, 1900-2015
Eduardo Ledesma - Author

Engages in a critical reanalysis of historical Ibero-American experimental poetry in order to demonstrate how the contemporary digital vanguard owes much to this tradition.
With a broad geographic and linguistic sweep covering more than one hundred years of poetry, this book investigates the relationships between and among technology, aesthetics, and politics in Ibero-American experimental poetry. Eduardo Ledesma analyzes visual...(Read More)
 
 
Borges, the Jew
Borges, the Jew (July 2016)
Ilan Stavans - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Religion category
Explores Borges’s infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
In this volume, award-winning cultural critic and controversial public intellectual Ilan Stavans focuses his attention on Jorge Luis Borges’s fascination with Jewish culture. Despite not being Jewish himself, Borges wrote essays, poems, and sto...(Read More)
 
 
City in Common
City in Common (May 2016)
Culture and Community in Buenos Aires
James Scorer - Author

Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.

In this book James Scorer argues that culture remains a force for imagining inclusive urban futures based around what inhabitants of the city have in common. Using Buenos Aires as his case study, Scorer takes the urban commons to be those aspects of the city that are shared and used by its various communities. Exploring a hugely diverse set of wo...(Read More)
 
 
Contingency and Commitment
Contingency and Commitment (February 2016)
Mexican Existentialism and the Place of Philosophy
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author

Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English.

This book examines the emergence of existentialism in Mexico in the 1940s and the quest for a genuine Mexican philosophy that followed it. It focuses on the pivotal moments and key figures of the Hyperion group, including Emilio Uranga, Luis Villoro, Leopoldo Zea, and Jorge Portilla, who explored questions of interpretation, marginality, identi...(Read More)
 
 
Libre Acceso
Libre Acceso (February 2016)
Latin American Literature and Film through Disability Studies
Susan Antebi - Editor
Beth E. Jörgensen - Editor

Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Libre Acceso stages an innovative encounter between disciplines that have remained quite separate: Latin American literary, film, and cultural studies and disability studies. It offers a much-needed framework to engage the representation, construction, embodiment, and contestation of human differences, and provides tool...(Read More)
 
 
Carlos Estevez
Carlos Estevez (October 2015)
Bottles to the Sea
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Editor
David E. Johnson - Translator
Paula Cucurella - Translator

Serves as a source for the exploration of many dimensions of the human experience in relation to other beings, ranging from machines and blueprints to mollusks and plants.

This book presents the complex art installation of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez, which deals with elaborate explorations on the metaphor of launching bottles to the sea. The artist launches one hundred drawings enclosed in bottl...(Read More)
 
 
Two Confessions
Two Confessions (September 2015)
María Zambrano - Author
Rosa Chacel - Author
Noël Valis - Translator
Carol Maier - Translator

First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Following the defeat of the Second Spanish Republic, María Zambrano (1904–1991) and Rosa Chacel (1898–1994), two of Spain’s most gifted intellectuals and writers, wrote compelling meditations on the meaning of confession in life and literature. Noël Valis and Carol Maier provide the first ...(Read More)
 
 
Minima Cuba
Minima Cuba (June 2015)
Heretical Poetics and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba
Marta Hernández Salván - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.


Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores th...(Read More)
 
 
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape (September 2014)
Observing Modern Spain
Claudia Schaefer - Author

An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.

Lens, Laboratory, Landscape focuses on competing views about the power of vision in Spain between the 1830s and the 1950s. The photographic lens, laboratory microscope, “retinal vision” of philosopher José Ortega y Gasse...(Read More)
 
 
Borges, Second Edition
Borges, Second Edition (April 2014)
The Passion of an Endless Quotation
Lisa Block de Behar - Author
William Egginton - Translator
Christopher RayAlexander - With

Expanded edition with new chapters and updates to the translation and bibliography.

Borges cites innumerable authors in the pages making up his life’s work, and innumerable authors have cited and continue to cite him. More than a figure, then, the quotation is an integral part of the fabric of his writing, a fabric made anew by each reading and each re-citation it undergoes, in the never-ending throes of a w...(Read More)
 
 
Life Streams
Life Streams (March 2014)
Alberto Rey's Cuban and American Art
Lynette M. F. Bosch - Editor
Mark Denaci - Editor

Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.

Life Streams explores the paintings, videos, sculptures, and installations of Alberto Rey, an artist whose work addresses issues of identity, cultural diversity, environmental studies, and global sustainability. As a Cuban-born artist living in western New York State, Rey’s current work emphasizes his involvement with his commun...(Read More)
 
 
Painting Modernism
Painting Modernism (February 2014)
Ivan A. Schulman - Author

Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.

Painting Modernism demonstrates the influence of painting and sculpture on the work of the major writers of Latin American modernism. Through his analysis, Ivan A. Schulman, a foundational figure in the field, offers a concise and new interpretation of works by José Asunción Silva, Julián del Casal...(Read More)
 
 
The Everyday Atlantic
The Everyday Atlantic (December 2013)
Time, Knowledge, and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-Century Iberian and Latin American Newspaper Chronicle
Tania Gentic - Author

Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
In The Everyday Atlantic, Tania Gentic offers a new understanding of the ways in which individuals and communities perceive themselves in the twentieth-century Atlantic world. She grounds her study in first-time comparative readings of daily newspaper texts, written ...(Read More)
 
 
The Suspension of Seriousness
The Suspension of Seriousness (December 2012)
On the Phenomenology of Jorge Portilla, With a Translation of Fenomenología del relajo
Carlos Alberto Sánchez - Author

First in-depth analysis of this important Mexican philosopher’s work.

The Suspension of Seriousness engages the Mexican philosopher Jorge Portilla (1919–1963), taking note of Portilla’s philosophical methodology, insights, and contributions to our understanding of value, being, and subjectivity. Portilla lived a short, troubled life and never held a teaching appointment, but his work...(Read More)
 
 
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 Pérez-Sánchez - 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)
 
 
Cuba
Cuba (August 2007)
Idea of a Nation Displaced
Andrea O'Reilly Herrera - Editor

Internationally renowned scholars address the Cuban diaspora from multiple perspectives and locations.

In Cuba, internationally renowned artists, philosophers, and writers reflect on the idea of a nation displaced. Featuring contributions from Isabel Alvarez Borland, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, María Cristina García, William Navarrete, Eliana Rivero, Rafael Rojas, and Carlos Victoria, as well a...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Borges after Benjamin
Reading Borges after Benjamin (February 2007)
Allegory, Afterlife, and the Writing of History
Kate Jenckes - Author

Together with original readings of some of Benjamin’s finest essays, this book examines a series of Borges’s works as allegories of Argentine modernity.

This book explores the relationship between time, life, and history in the work of Jorge Luis Borges and examines his work in relation to his contemporary, Walter Benjamin. By focusing on texts from the margins of the Borges canon—including the ear...(Read More)
 
 
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
Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández - 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 Millán - 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)
 
 
Mothers, Lovers, and Others
Mothers, Lovers, and Others (December 2003)
The Short Stories of Julio Cortazar
Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz - Author

Provocative reappraisal of the portrayal of women in Julio Cortázar's short stories.

Using feminist revisions of psychoanalytic thought and cultural studies, Mothers, Lovers, and Others examines the pervasive role of the conception of the feminine in the short stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar (1914–1984). Contending that his obsession with the mother is the source of Cortázar's...(Read More)
 
 
Bored to Distraction
Bored to Distraction (October 2003)
Cinema of Excess in End-of-the-Century Mexico and Spain
Claudia Schaefer - Author

Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untroubling distractions from everyday routines.

Popular culture in the 1990s, especially cinema, can be considered a showcase for the accumulated hopes and fears of the twentieth century. From the promise of material goods to the profusion of despair, from devastating tragedy to exaggerated rapture, a dizzying array of images assaults the eye. Drawing on recent films ...(Read More)
 
 
Three Spanish Philosophers
Three Spanish Philosophers (April 2003)
Unamuno, Ortega, Ferrater Mora
Jose Ferrater Mora - Author
J. M. Terricabras - Edited, annotated and introduction

An introduction to the thought of three major philosophers of twentieth-century Spain.

This collection provides an excellent introduction to three of the most important names in twentieth-century Spanish philosophy: Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936), José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955), and José Ferrater Mora (1912–1991). The thought-provoking work of these great contemporary philosophers offers a r...(Read More)
 
 
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies (November 2002)
Spanish Culture from Francisco Franco to Jesus Franco
Tatjana Pavlovic - Author

Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.

Focusing on Spanish culture and society in the second half of the twentieth century, Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies traverses a variety of disciplines: literature, film studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, and history, to examine crucial moments of cultural transition. Beginning with ...(Read More)
 
 
Borges
Borges (October 2002)
The Passion of an Endless Quotation
Lisa Block de Behar - Author
William Egginton - Translation and introduction by

Lisa Block de Behar explores the trope of quotation in the works of Jorge Luis Borges.

“Barthes once wrote that the only way to read a work of passion is with another work of passion. What was true for Barthes is equally true for Lisa Block de Behar, whose three or more decades of scholarly activity have produced an imposing body of scholarship on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, but more importantly and more urgen...(Read More)
 
 
Voice-Overs
Voice-Overs (October 2002)
Translation and Latin American Literature
Daniel Balderston - Editor
Marcy E. Schwartz - Editor

Writers, translators, and critics explore the cultural politics and transnational impact of Latin American literature.

In Voice-Overs, an impressive collection of writers, translators, and critics of Latin American literature address the challenges and triumphs of translation in the publishing industry, in teaching, and in the writing culture of the Americas. Through personal anecdotes as well as critical analy...(Read More)
 
 
The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle
The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle (August 2002)
Theoretical Perspectives on the Liminal Genre
Ignacio Corona - Editor
Beth E. Jörgensen - Editor

Diverse perspectives on the “chronicle”as a literary genre and socio-cultural practice.

The crónica, or chronicle, which crosses the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction, literature and journalism, is a highly polemical and widely read form of writing in Mexico and throughout Latin America, where it plays an influential cultural, social, and historical role. For the first time, this book addresses the theory and pra...(Read More)
 
 
What is Knowledge?
What is Knowledge? (November 2001)
Jose Ortega y Gasset - Author
Jorge Garcia-Gomez - Editor/translator

Appearing in English for the first time, this book comprises two of Ortega's most important works,?Que es conocimiento? and the essay "Ideas y creencias." This is Ortega's attempt to systematically present the foundations of his metaphysics of human life and, on that basis, to provide a radical philosophical account of knowledge. In so doing, he criticizes idealism and overcomes it. Accordingly, this book goes well beyond a treatis...(Read More)
 
 
Colonialism Past and Present
Colonialism Past and Present (October 2001)
Reading and Writing about Colonial Latin America Today
Alvaro Felix Bolanos - Editor
Gustavo Verdesio - Editor

Critiques lingering manifestations of colonialism in contemporary Latin American scholarship.

This collection of essays offers alternative readings of historical and literary texts produced during Latin America's colonial period. By considering the political and ideological implications of the texts' interpretation yesterday and today, it attempts to "decolonize" the field of Latin American studies and promote an ethical, interdiscipli...(Read More)
 
 
Folklore and Literature
Folklore and Literature (March 2000)
Studies in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Sephardic, and Hispanic Oral Traditions
Manuel da Costa Fontes - Author

Explores how modern folklore, through its preservation of ballads and folktales, supplements our understanding of the oral tradition and enhances our knowledge of early literature.

"Few scholars have the ability to present the complex topic of folklore dissemination with the thoroughness, accuracy, and amenity displayed throughout Fontes's work. This is a very solid contribution to the field of medieval and renaissance studies a...(Read More)
 
 
Onetti and Others
Onetti and Others (July 1999)
Comparative Essays on a Major Figure in Latin American Literature
Gustavo San Roman - Editor

Explores the connections between Onetti, a foundational figure of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond.

International scholars explore the connections between Juan Carlos Onetti, one of the foundational figures of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond. The essays reflec...(Read More)
 
 
Re-reading Jose Marti (1853-1895)
Re-reading Jose Marti (1853-1895) (June 1999)
One Hundred Years Later
Julio Rodriguez-Luis - Editor

Re-evaluates Jose Marti's contribution to Latin America's literature and political evolution.
This is one of the very few books on the Cuban political thinker and poet Jose Marti available in English. Written by renowned Latin Americanists, the book explores the man who created the notion of Latin America--Nuestra America--(also the title of Marti's seminal text) as a distinct cultural and racial identity. Marti's inf...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Paris
Writing Paris (May 1999)
Urban Topographies of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
Marcy E. Schwartz - Author

Explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, uncovering the city's class, gender, political, and aesthetic resonances for Latin America.

Exploring Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, Marcy E. Schwartz examines fiction by Julio Cortazar, Manuel Scorza, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, and Luisa Futoransky as she uncovers the city's class, gend...(Read More)
 
 
The Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction
The Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction (July 1998)
Donald L. Shaw - Author

Provides a clear account of the issues in Spanish American fiction in the last quarter-century by attempting to answer questions on the Boom, Post-Boom, and its relation to Postmodernism.

What happened in Spanish American fiction after the Boom? Can we define the Post-Boom? What are its characteristics? How does it relate to the Boom itself? Is Post-Boom the same as Postmodernism or something quite different? Shaw traces...(Read More)
 
 
Women Writing Women
Women Writing Women (February 1997)
An Anthology of Spanish-American Theater of the 1980s
Teresa Cajiao Salas - Editor
Margarita Vargas - Editor

This first anthology in English dedicated exclusively to Spanish-American women playwrights includes eight plays by award-winning authors who have received national and international acclaim.

While these playwrights articulate concerns similar to those of their male counterparts--social injustice, the question of identity, the role of art, the power of writing--their feminist perspectives offer a fresh view of Spanish America by challenging t...(Read More)
 
 
A Watch Over Mortality
A Watch Over Mortality (November 1996)
The Philosophical Story of Julian Marias
Harold Raley - Author

An in-depth study of the thought of contemporary Spanish philosopher Julian Marias, in the context of Ortega y Gasset and his times and twentieth-century Spanish culture.
In A Watch Over Mortality Harold Raley offers the English-speaking world Julian Marias's compelling alternatives to contemporary minimalist thought, and does so in a dynamic style that itself reflects the humane spirit and verve of what may well prove to be the mo...(Read More)
 
 
Bridging the Atlantic
Bridging the Atlantic (April 1996)
Toward a Reassessment of Iberian and Latin American Cultural Ties
Marina Perez de Mendiola - Editor

This collection of historical, philosophical, sociopolitical, and literary essays examines the linkages between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.
The essays examine the linkages between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America in the area of intellectual production over the centuries. No other book provides such a broad coverage of the most significant intellectual influences between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. At the s...(Read More)
 
 
Structures of Power
Structures of Power (February 1996)
Essays on Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Fiction
Terry J. Peavler - Editor
Peter Standish - Editor

Explores the many faces of power as revealed in twentieth-century Spanish-American fiction.

The many faces of power--political, personal, authorial--as revealed in literature are explored in these essays by specialists on modern Spanish-American narrative. Contributors include Jose Carlos Gonzalez Boixo, Sara Castro-Klaren, Rosalia Cornejo-Parriego, Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal, David William Foster, Todd Garth, Sharon Magna...(Read More)
 
 
Painting on the Page
Painting on the Page (August 1995)
Interartistic Approaches to Modern Hispanic Texts
Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal - Author
Carlos Feal - Author

This book examines psychoanalysis, feminism, philosophy, and semiotics to examine late 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish and Spanish-American literature in relation to painting, and to larger questions of art theory and literary history.
"In this book the authors take on a severely understudied aspect of Hispanic letters: the inter-interpretation of visual and literary arts. Such studies as exist tend to be brief and superficial; this book ...(Read More)
 
 
Jose Ortega y Gasset's Metaphysical Innovation
Jose Ortega y Gasset's Metaphysical Innovation (November 1994)
A Critique and Overcoming of Idealism
Antonio Rodriguez Huescar - Author
Jorge Garcia-Gomez - Editor/translator

"This book presents the main argument that Ortega y Gasset brought forth in his attempted renovation of Western philosophy. The radicality of Ortega's treatment of the Idealism/Realism issue makes it important for philosophy per se. It is one of the best, clearest and most penetrating presentation of Ortega in the English language. The writing is remarkable, the translation excellent." -- Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, The World Institute for Advanced Phe...(Read More)
 
 
Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought
Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought (March 1993)
Ofelia Schutte - Author

This book defines the relationship between liberation and cultural identity in the Latin American social reality--from a historically rooted, critical philosophy. Schutte explores the connections between the diverse political and intellectual movements for social liberation in Latin America since 1920. She analyzes the variety of attempts to give meaning to the complex and conflictive nature of Latin America's social reality, critiquing the work o...(Read More)
 
 
St. John of the Cross
St. John of the Cross (March 1992)
An Appreciation
Daniel A. Dombrowski - Author

Saint John of the Cross is one of the greatest figures in the history of Western mysticism and one of the greatest poets of the Spanish language. This book examines his thought and then applies it to contemporary issues and culture. No other book engages John of the Cross with contemporary philosophy and theology.

"Much of the book is devoted to showing the unexpected value that flows from the thought of John of the Cross. The author shows...(Read More)
 
 
Academic Rebels in Chile
Academic Rebels in Chile (July 1989)
The Role of Philosophy in Higher Education and Politics
Ivan Jaksic - Author

Many philosophers have been appointed to top-level political positions during Chile's modern history. What makes Chilean philosophers unique in the context of Latin America and beyond, is that they have developed a sophisticated rationale for both their participation and withdrawal from politics. All along, philosophers have grappled with fundamental problems such as the role of religion and politics in society. They have also played a fundame...(Read More)
 
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