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Neocolonialism’s Bounty: From to New Memory

Ylce Irizarry

in Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides a background of Chicana/o and Latina/o literature. Chicana/o and Latina/o literature particularly demonstrate the increasing focus on empowerment—economic, ... More


Sephardism in Latina Literature

Dalia Kandiyoti

in Sephardism: Spanish Jewish History and the Modern Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804777469
eISBN:
9780804781718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777469.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Recently, a number of Latina authors in the United States have reflected on their Sephardic heritage and experiences in the Americas either in public or in their writings. These authors, such as ... More


Narratives of Loss: Tracing Migrations

Ylce Irizarry

in Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the development of nineteenth-century Chicana/o and Latina/o literature. Despite the critical success of the arrival text, writers engaged issues within Chicana/o and Latina/o ... More


Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Jennifer Harford Vargas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

An intraethnic study of Latina/o fiction written in the United States from the early 1990s to the present, this book examines novels that depict the historical reality of dictatorship and exploit ... More


Shared Selves: Latinx Memoir and Ethical Alternatives to Humanism

Suzanne Bost

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042799
eISBN:
9780252051654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042799.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Writing about marginalized lives has the power to shift norms. In telling their own stories, John Rechy, Aurora Levins Morales, Gloria Anzaldúa, and other Latinx writers make visible experiences and ... More


Complicating Cubanidad: Novels of Achy Obejas and Cristina García

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the dominant Cuban exile narrative of cubanidad or Cubanness. The U.S. Latino/Latina literature has very recently begun to address directly, and challenge, the element of ... More


Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Jeffrey Lawrence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690205
eISBN:
9780190690236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting ... More


Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Angela Naimou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book argues for the significance of the person as a legal fiction to contemporary literature of the United States and Caribbean. It shows how apparently defunct categories of exceptional legal ... More


Race, Gender, and Propriety in Dominican Commemoration

Dixa Ramírez

in Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850457
eISBN:
9781479812721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850457.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Salomé Ureña’s canonization through the twentieth century required various forms of ghosting. The first half of the chapter traces her commemoration in sculpture, imagery, ... More


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