The Cambridge history of Latina/o American literature / edited by John Morán González, Laura Lomas.

Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
xxxvi, 819 pages ; 24 cm


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"The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature emphasizes the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not simply as a US ethnic phenomenon but more broadly as an important element of a trans-American literary imagination. Engaging with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature, the essays in this History provide a critical overview of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts as discussed by leading scholars in the field. This book demonstrates the relevance of Latina/o literature for a world defined by the migration of people, commodities, and cultural expressions"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 748-770) and index.
  • Introduction / John Morán González and Laura Lomas
  • Part I. Rereading the Colonial Archive: Transculturation and Conflict, 1492-1808. Indigenous Herencias: Creoles, Mestizaje, and nations before nationalism / Arturo Arias ; Performing to a captive audience: dramatic encounters in the borderlands of empire / Pedro García-Caro ; The tricks of the weak: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the feminist temporality of Latina literature / Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela ; Rethinking the colonial Latinx literary imaginary: a comparative and decolonial research agenda / Yoland Martínez San Miguel ; The historical and imagined cultural geographies of Latinidad / José Antoonio Mazzotti
  • Part II. The Roots and Routes of Latina/o Literature: The Literary Emergence of a Trans-American Imaginary, 1783-1912. Whither Latinidad?: the trajectories of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o literature / María Del Pilar Blanco ; Father Félix Varela and the emergence of an organized Latina/o minority in early nineteenth-century New York City / Carmen E. Lamas ; Transamerican New Orleans: Latino literature of the Gulf, from the Spanish colonial period to post-Katrina / Kirsten Silva Gruesz ; Trajectories of exchange: toward histories of Latina/o literature / Rodrigo Lazo ; Narratives of displacement in places that once were Mexican / Jesse Alemán ; Under the skin of Latina feminism and Racism: travel narratives, novels of reform and racial rhetoric / Milagros López-Peláez Casellas ; José Martí, comparative critique, and the emergence of Latina/o modernity in gilded-age New York / Laura Lomas ; Afro-Latinidad: phoenix rising from a hemisphere's racist flames / Silvio Torres-Saillant
  • Part III. Negotiating Literary Modernity: Between Colonial Subjectivity and National Citizenship, 1910-1979. Oratory, memoir, and theater: performances of race and class in the early Twentieth-Century Latina/o public sphere / Antonio López ; Literary revolutions in the borderlands: transnational dimensions of the Mexican Revolution and its diaspora in the United States / Yolanda Padilla ; Making it nuevo: Latina/o modernist poetics remake high Euro-American modernism / David A. Colón ; The archive and Afro-Latina/o field-formation: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg at the intersection of Puerto Rican and African American literatures / César A. Salgado ; Floricanto en Aztlán: Chicano cultural nationalism and its epic discontents / Rafael Pérez-Torres; "The geography of their complexion": Nuyorican poetry and its legacies / Urayoán Noel ; Cuban American counterpoint: the heterogeneity of Cuban American literature, culture, and politics / William Luis ; Latina/o theater and performance in the contexts of social movements / Ricardo L. Orítz
  • Part IV. Literary Migrations across the Americas, 1980-2017. Undocumented immigration in Latina/o literature / Marta Caminero-Santangelo ; Latina feminist theory and writing / Vanessa Pérez-Rosario ; Invisible no more: US Central American literature before and beyond the age of neoliberalism / Ana Patricia Rodríguez ; Latina/o life narratives: crafting self-referential forms in the colonial milieu of the Americas / Crystal M. Kurzen ; Poetics of the "majority minority" / Norma Elia Cantú ; The Quisqueya diaspora: the emergence of Latina/o literature from Hispaniola / Sophie Maríñez ; Listening to literature: popular music, voice, and dance in the Latina/o literary imagination, 1980-2010 / Lorena Alvarado; Brazuca literature: old and new currents, countercurrents, and undercurrents / Luz Angélica Kirschner ; Staging Latinidad and interrogating neoliberalism in contemporary Latina/o performance and border art / Laura G. Gutiérrez ; Trans-American popular forms of Latina/o literature: genre fiction, graphic novels, and digital environments / William Orchard ; Trauma, translation, and migration in the crossfire of the Americas: the intersection of Latina/o and South American literatures / Juanita Heredia ; The Mesoamerican corridor, Central American transits, and Latina/o becomings / Claudia Milian ; Differential visions: the diasporic stranger, subalternity, and the transing of experience in U.S. Puerto Rican literature / Richard Perez ; Temporal borderlands: toward decolonial queer temporality in Latina/o literature / Eliana Ávila ; Epilogue. Latina/o literature: the borders are burning / María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo.
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Latina/o American literature
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  • 1107183081 ((hardback))
  • 9781316869468
  • 1316869466
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