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Literatures of the Americas

(Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape

Editors: Herrera, Cristina, Mercado-López, Larissa M. (Eds.)

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  • Sheds light on the construction of Latina/o identity in literature by investigating questions of gender, race, and sexuality
  • Challenges narrow conceptions of mapping by considering multiple ways of mapping across time and space
  • Broadens typical scope of Latino/a criticism by considering together nineteenth through twenty-first century works of Latino/a literature.
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About this book

This book broadens the scope of Latina/o criticism to include both widely-read and understudied nineteenth through twenty-first century fictional works that engage in critical discussions of gender, race, sexuality, and identity. The essays in this collection do not simply seek inclusion for the texts they critically discuss, but suggest that we more thoughtfully consider the utility of mapping, whether we are mapping land, borders, time, migration, or connections and disconnections across time and space. Using new and rigorous methodological approaches to reading Latina/o literature, contributors reveal a varied and textured landscape, challenging us to reconsider the process and influence of literary production across borders.

About the authors

Cristina Herrera is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies at California State University, Fresno, USA. She is the author of Contemporary Chicana Literature: (Re)Writing the Maternal Script and has published in Chicana/Latina Studies, Confluencia, and Journal of Caribbean Literatures.

 

Larissa M. Mercado-López is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at California State University, Fresno, USA. Mercado-López is the co-editor of El Mundo Zurdo 3 and El Mundo Zurdo 4, and has published in DiálogoChicana/Latina Studies, and collections from Demeter Press. 

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“Urges and insists on a configuration of literary interpretation that is mobile, apprehensive, and necessary ... . This collection of writers are uninhibited and unapologetic about our times. One of the best examples of Chicana/o and Latina/o engagement of new landscapes and frontiers, this book is propelled by the insufficiency of attention paid to the Latina/o experience and explores ways to address the unrest of a new generation of scholarship.” (Ellie D. Hernández, Associate Professor, University of California Santa Barbara, USA)  

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Genre Matters: Tracing Metaphors of Miscegenation in Genre History, Derrida’s “The Law of Genre” and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera

    Pages 3-20

    Garcia, Shelley

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Cuban characters: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda’s Sab

    Pages 21-34

    Newman, Judie

  • Pedro Medina and Suburbano Come to the Fore: Miami as a Cultural Stage and Source of Creativity

    Pages 35-52

    Saavedra, Naida

  • The Imagined World of Latin/o America in Sam no es mi tío

    Pages 53-72

    Das, Amrita

  • The Twenty-First Century Politics of Latinidad: Decolonizing Consciousness, Transnational Solidarity, and Global Activism in Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue

    Pages 73-92

    Guzmán, Georgina

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
(Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape
Editors
  • Cristina Herrera
  • Larissa M. Mercado-López
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94901-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94901-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94900-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95671-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 258
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