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Global English and the Predicament of Monolingual Multiculturalism

Jeehyun Lim

in Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter five examines the writings of Julia Alvarez and Ha Jin as examples of literary bilingual brokering in the age of global English. As writers of bi-national scope in their writings, Alvarez and ... More


“We are Trawling in Silences Here”: Race, Sexuality, and Unnarratable Histories in Literary Depictions of Dominican Dictatorship

Jenna Grace Sciuto

in Policing Intimacy: Law, Sexuality, and the Color Line in Twentieth-Century Hemispheric American Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496833440
eISBN:
9781496833495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496833440.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Writing in the 1990s and 2000s about Rafael Trujillo’s reign (1930–1961), Julia Alvarez, Junot Díaz, and Nelly Rosario reveal how the control over sexuality—and particularly over women, girls, and ... More


I Can’t Be Me without My People: Triangulating Historical Trauma in the Work of Julia Alvarez

David J. Vázquez

in Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673261
eISBN:
9781452947310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673261.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents a reading of Julia Alvarez’s first four novels—How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), ¡Yo! (1977b), and In the Name of Salomé ... More


Collapsing Otherness

Matthew Mullins

in Postmodernism in Pieces: Materializing the Social in U.S. Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190459505
eISBN:
9780190459529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459505.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter tracks material objects forward and backward through time in Don DeLillo’s Underworld and Julia Alvarez’s How the García Girls Lost Their Accents to rethink otherness as a foundational ... More


The Caribbean Difference: Imagining Trans-Status Communities

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 extends the analysis of a developing, constructed sense of group identity around issues of the trauma of illegality by looking at fiction by Caribbean Latino/a writers. Drawing on Anthony ... More


Tracing New Genealogies

Jennifer J. Smith

in The American Short Story Cycle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423939
eISBN:
9781474444941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423939.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter four turns to a more intimate form of affiliation than either nation or community: family. The period from the 1970s onward has produced the greatest concentration of cycles since modernism, ... More


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