Description : Suggests ways to utilize Latino works in the classroom, providing profiles of Latino authors, contextual information about the literary and cultural significance of individual works, and critical essays on the themes the works address.
Description : This essential reference covers Hispanic literature in the United States from the Spanish colonial period to the present.
Description : Latino literature/reference. From visions of a reclaimed Aztlan and Borinquen, to portrayals of daily life in rural migrant camps and inner-city barrios, to the multi-faceted perspectives of Latina feminists, US Latino literature has developed and flourished as a new sphere of cultural expression. "US Latino Literature: An Essay and Annotated Bibliography" focuses on the representative writers, the key works in poetry, fiction, and drama, the major trends, the pre-history, history, and possible future of US Latino literature and the people it represents. Marc Zimmerman presents a finely-researched, thought-provoking and cohesive essay, as well as the most concise bibliography of US Latino literature to date.
Description : The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant to the nature of U.S. Latino literature.
Description : Employing a comparative and cross-ethnic approach, this book provides a sophisticated literary and cultural analysis of texts by Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Dominican American women writers. As she engages contemporary feminist, political, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic theory, Fatima Mujčinović investigates how selected U.S. Latina narratives have proposed a rethinking of minority subject positioning under the postmodern conditions of cultural hybridization, gender objectification, political oppression, and geographic displacement. In its emphasis on gendered, diasporic, exilic, and geopolitical identities, this book specifically examines works by Ana Castillo, Cristina Garcia, Graciela Limon, Demetria Martinez, Rosario Morales, Aurora Levins Morales, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Helena Maria Viramontes, and Julia Alvarez."
Description : This book examines the ways in which recent U.S. Latina literature challenges popular definitions of nationhood and national identity. It explores a group of feminist texts that are representative of the U.S. Latina literary boom of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, when an emerging group of writers gained prominence in mainstream and academic circles. Through close readings of select contemporary Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American works, Maya Socolovsky argues that these narratives are “remapping” the United States so that it is fully integrated within a larger, hemispheric Americas. Looking at such concerns as nation, place, trauma, and storytelling, writers Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Esmeralda Santiago, Ana Castillo, Himilce Novas, and Judith Ortiz Cofer challenge popular views of Latino cultural “unbelonging” and make strong cases for the legitimate presence of Latinas/os within the United States. In this way, they also counter much of today’s anti-immigration rhetoric. Imagining the U.S. as part of a broader "Americas," these writings trouble imperialist notions of nationhood, in which political borders and a long history of intervention and colonization beyond those borders have come to shape and determine the dominant culture's writing and the defining of all Latinos as "other" to the nation.
Description : Collects essays, poetry, drama, and fiction written by Hispanic American authors and arranged by theme, discusses literary movements and trends, and includes a timeline of Latino historical and cultural events occurring from 1492 to 2005.
Description : Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This is the first compilation of essays to bring together the most important U.S. Latino/a literary criticism of the last decade. This timely text has been long in coming as U.S. Latino/a literary criticism has grown exponentially throughout U.S universities since 1995.