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

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
1 online resource (xxxvi, 819 pages)


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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.
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Machine generated contents note: List of contributors; Acknowledgements: Introduction; Part I. Rereading the Colonial Archive: Transculturation and Conflict, 1492-1810: 1. Indigenous Herencias: Creoles, mestizaje, and nations before nationalism; 2. Performing to a captive audience: dramatic encounters in the borderlands of empire; 3. The tricks of the weak: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the feminist temporality of Latina literature; 4. Rethinking the colonial Latinx literary imaginary: a comparative and decolonial research agenda; 5. The historical and imagined cultural geographies of Latinidad; Part II. The Roots and Routes of Latina/o Literature: The Literary Emergence of a Trans-American Imaginary, 1783-1912: 6. Whither Latinidad?: the trajectories of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o literature; 7. Father Felix Varela and the emergence of an organized Latina/o minority in early nineteenth-century New York City; 8. Transamerican New Orleans: Latino literature of the Gulf of Mexico, from the Spanish colonial period to post-Katrina; 9. Trajectories of exchange: toward histories of Latino literature; 10. Narratives of displacement in places that once were Mexican; 11. Latina feminism, Latina racism and unspeakable violence: travel narratives, novels of reform, and histories of genocide and lynching; 12. Jose Marti, comparative reading, and the emergence of Latino modernity in gilded-age New York; 13. Afro-Latinidad: phoenix rising from a hemisphere's racist flames; Part III. Negotiating Literary Modernity: Between Colonial Subjectivity and National Citizenship, 1910-1979: 14. Oratory, memoir, and theater: performances of race and class in the early twentieth-century Latina/o public sphere; 15. Literary revolutions in the borderlands: transnational dimensions of the Mexican Revolution and its diaspora in the United States; 16. Making it nuevo: Latina/o modernist poetics remake high Euro-American modernism; 17. The archive and Afro-Latina/o field-formation: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg at the intersection of Puerto Rican and African American literatures; 18. Floricanto en Aztlan: Chicano cultural nationalism and its epic discontents; 19. 'The geography of their complexion': Nuyorican poetry and its legacies; 20. Cuban American counterpoint: the heterogeneity of Cuban American literature, culture, and politics; 21. Latina/o theater and performance in the contexts of social movements; Part IV. Literary Migrations across the Americas, 1980-2017: 22. Undocumented immigration in Latina/o literature; 23. Latina feminist theory and writing; 24. Invisible no more: US central American literature before and beyond the age of neoliberalism; 25. Latina/o life narratives: crafting self-referential forms in the colonial milieu of the Americas; 26. Poetics of the 'majority minority'; 27. The Quisqueya diaspora: the emergence of Latina/o literature from Hispaniola; 28. Listening to literature: popular music, voice, and dance in the Latina/o literary imagination, 1980-2010; 29. Brazuca literature: old and new currents, countercurrents, and undercurrents; 30. Staging Latinidad and interrogating neoliberalism in contemporary Latina/o performance and border art; 31. Transamerican popular forms of Latina/o literature: genre fiction, graphic novels, and digital environments; 32. trauma, translation, and migration in the crossfire of the Americas: the intersection of Latina/o and South American literatures; 33. The Mesoamerican corridor, central American transits, and Latina/o becomings; 34. Differential visions: the diasporic stranger, subalternity, and the transing of experience in US Puerto Rican literature; 35. Temporal borderlands: toward decolonial queer temporality in Latina/o literature; Epilogue: Latina/o literature: the borders are burning; Chronology; Bibliography; Index.
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