Literatures of the Americas

Contemporary U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish

Straddling Identities

Editors: Das, Amrita, Quinn-Sánchez, Kathryn, Shaul, Michele (Eds.)

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  • Brings contemporary U.S. Latino literature in Spanish to the forefront
  • Examines authors from a variety of different backgrounds
  • Offers a new perspective on the term 'Americas'
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U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish remains an understudied field despite its large and vibrant corpus. This is partly due to the erroneous impression that this literature is only written in English, and partly due to traditional educational programs focusing on English texts to include non-Spanish speakers and non-Latinx students. This has created a vacuum in research about Latinx literary production in Spanish, leaving the contemporary field wide open for exploration. This volume fills this space by bringing contemporary U.S. Latinx literature in Spanish to the forefront of the field. The essays focus on literary production post-1960 and examine texts by authors from different backgrounds writing from the U.S., providing readers with an opportunity to explore new texts in Spanish within U.S. Latinx literature, and a departure point for starting a meaningful critical discourse about what it means to write and publish in Spanish in the U.S. Through exploring literary production in a language that is both emotionally and politically charged for authors, the academia, and the U.S., this book challenges and enhances our understanding of the term ‘Americas’.

About the authors

Amrita Das is Associate Professor of Spanish at University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, where she teaches a variety of courses on Latinx literature, culture, and the Spanish language. She received her M.A. from the University of Delhi and her Ph.D. from Florida State University.
Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez is Professor at Georgian Court University, USA, where she teaches a variety of courses on Latin American and Latinx literature, culture, and the Spanish language. She received her M.A. from Middlebury College through their graduate program in Madrid, Spain. She earned her Ph.D in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Michele Shaul is the Director of the Center for Latino Studies and Professor of Spanish at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC, USA. She is co-founder and co-editor of the e-journal Label Me Latina/o and is involved in several arts projects such as ARTE LATINO NOW. She received her M.A. from the University of Florida and her Ph.D from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish: Claiming Its Rightful Place

    Pages 1-16

    Das, Amrita (et al.)

  • Rethinking the Lens of Spanish: Grounding a Chicana Feminist Language

    Pages 17-33

    Avilés, Elena

  • Self-Representation and the Dual Reality of Identity in the Spanish-Language Poetry of Javier O. Huerta

    Pages 35-49

    Kabalen de Bichara, Donna M.

  • Two Narratives of Memories Between Borders: The Flourishing of a Transnational Identity

    Pages 51-72

    Meléndrez, Cynthia

  • Untangling Literary Knots: Writing, Memory, and Identity in Sonia Rivera-Valdés’ Rosas de Abolengo (2011)

    Pages 73-91

    Bortolotto, María Celina

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary U.S. Latinx Literature in Spanish
Book Subtitle
Straddling Identities
Editors
  • Amrita Das
  • Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez
  • Michele Shaul
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02598-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02598-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02597-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 135
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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