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Palgrave Macmillan

Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature

ISBN 9781137293602
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Adding nuance to a global debate, esteemed scholars from Europe, North America, and Latin America portray the attempts in Chicano literature to provide an answer to the environmental crisis. This volume carefully presents different types of physical, ideological, symbolical, and spiritual landscapes represented in Chicano novels, short stories, drama, poetry, films, and documentaries from diverse ecocritical perspectives. Ultimately, this book bridges a gap between the fields of Chicano Studies and Ecocriticism, and draws parallels between the discrimination Chicanos face and the global attack on the environment.

Imelda Martín-Junquera is Associate Professor in the department of Modern Languages of the University of León, Spain. She is the author of Las literaturas chicana y nativo-americana ante el realismo mágico.

PART I: THE LANDSCAPE IN THE WORK OF SANDRA CISNEROS
1. Home, Streets, Nature: Esperanza's Itineraries in Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street; Elisabetta Careri,
2. Harvesting a Chicana Cultural Landscape: The Manipulation in Sandra Cisneros' 'Women Hollering Creek'; Elena Avilés
3. Perfomance and Linguistic Spectacle in Sandra Cisneros' Caramelo and Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Ellen McCracken
4. Thresholds of Writing: Text and Paratext in Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo or Puro Cuento; Maria Laura Spoturno

PART II: THE LANDSCAPE OF THE FEMALE BODY
5. Chicana Poetry:Writing the Feminine into the Landscape; Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe
6. Reading Los Angeles 'Costureras' in the Landscape of Josefina López's Real Women Have Curves; Yolanda Godsey
7. Changing Landscapes in Chicano Countryside; CarmenMelchor Iñiguez and María Jesús Perea Villena

PART III: LANDSCAPES OF TRAUMA
8. Memory and Trauma: Chicano Autobiographies and The Vietnam War; Berta Delgado
9. Barrio Vistas: Urban Milieu and Cultural Visibility in Mario Suárez's Short Story 'Tuscon, Arizona: El Hoyo'; Sophia Emmanouilidou
10. 'We Are All Serafina's Children:' Racial Landscapes in Rudolfo Anaya; Manuel Broncano Rodríguez
11. Landscaping a Poetics of Belonging: Maps of the imagination in Chicana/o Literature; Tey Diana Rebolledo
12. Devotion and Transnationalism: Aimultaneous Guadalupan Landscapes; María Jesús Castro Dopacio

PART IV: ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM
13. The Space of Disease in Alejandro Morales's The Captain of All These Men of Death; Roberto Ayala
14. Rudolfo Anaya's Shifting Sense of Place; Carmen Flys Junquera

PART V: LANDSCAPES OF LANGUAGE, REFLECTIONS ON CODESWITCHING AND THE BORDER
15. Sitio y lengua: Chicana Third Space Feminist Theory; Norma Elia Cantú
16. 'In Spanish, Mi Hermano, in Spanish': Is Good to Speak in Español in USA; José Antonio Gurpegui Palacios
17. (Too) Changing Landscapes: The Translation of US-Hispanic Literature into Spanish; María López Ponz
18. Writing on the Border: English y Español También; Cecilia Montes-Alcalá

Elena Avilés, University of New Mexico, USA

Roberto Ayala, University of California, Irvine, USA

Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe, Michel de Montaigne University, France

Manuel Broncano Rodríguez, Texas A&M International University, USA

Norma Cantú, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Elisabetta Careri, English and Spanish teacher and translator

María Jesús Castro Dopacio, independent scholar

Berta Delgado Melgosa, independent scholar

Sophia Emmanouilidou, Greek Ministry of Education, Greece

Carmen Flys Junquera, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Yolanda Godsey, University of Houston, USA

Jose Antonio Gurpegui Palacios, University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain

María López Ponz, University of Salamanca, Spain

Ellen McCracken, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Carmen Melchor Íñiguez, independent scholar

Cecilia Montes-Alcalá, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Tey Diana Rebolledo; University of New Mexico, USA

María Laura Spoturno, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP), Argentina

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"Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature is a groundbreaking and innovative collection of essays focusing on landscape, space, and Chicano/a ecological literary expressions. The essays included in this volume are written by highly respected and well-known scholars as well as up-and-coming brilliant new voices from Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The articles are original, intelligently written in accessible language, and thought-provoking - bringing to light issues and concerns related to the environment. They make excellent use of sophisticated ecological critical theories as they pertain to Chicana and Chicano literary works." - María Herrera-Sobek, Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chicana/o Studies at UCSB, USA and author of Celebrating Latino Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Cultural Traditions'A most timely contribution to the developing field of Chicano/a ecocriticism.' - Manuel M. Martín-Rodríguez, Professor, University of California, Merced, USA
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