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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
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 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)
 
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