Literatures of the Americas

Latinx Literature Now

Between Evanescence and Event

Authors: Ortiz, Ricardo L.

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  • Explores what it means to conceive of a collective known as Latinx
  • Contributes new readings of the performance of latinidad
  • Questions the stakes of what it means to call a piece of writing 'literature'
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Latinx Literature Now engages with a diverse collection of works in Latinx literary studies, critical theory, and the philosophy of history, as well as a wide range of Latinx literary texts, in order to offer readers an alternative model of how Latinx literary scholarship and Latinx literary criticism might go about doing their work. It encourages practitioners in the field to reflect on literature and latinidad together as both parallel and intersecting historical-cultural formations, and to assess from that reflection how literary works might uniquely condition and depict latinidad as something other than a fixed, stable category of identity, as instead an ongoing process of becoming, one always capable of promise, but also always vulnerable to risk, threat, precarity and even disappearance: that is, as always more prone to the performative flash of an evanescence than to the ontological solidity of an event.

About the authors

Ricardo L. Ortiz is Associate Professor of Latinx Literature and Culture at Georgetown University, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Trouble(s) with Unity: Performative Latinidades Between Culture and Politics

    Ortiz, Ricardo L.

    Pages 1-12

  • Reiterating Performatives: The Writer, the Reader and the Risks of Literary Action

    Ortiz, Ricardo L.

    Pages 13-21

  • Archive and Diaspora: Julia Alvarez as Poet, Novelist, and Historian

    Ortiz, Ricardo L.

    Pages 23-33

  • Against Against Literature: Histories of Fiction, Fictions of History

    Ortiz, Ricardo L.

    Pages 35-48

  • The Testimonial Imagination or, Literary Practice “After” Testimonio

    Ortiz, Ricardo L.

    Pages 49-58

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eBook $44.99
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Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04707-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Latinx Literature Now
Book Subtitle
Between Evanescence and Event
Authors
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04708-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04708-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04707-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 100
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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