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Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Matthew Pettway

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Juan Francisco Manzano and Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés (also known as Plácido) were perhaps the most important and innovative Cuban writers of African descent during the Spanish colonial era.Both ... More


Católico a mi manera: Christianizing Juan Francisco Manzano

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Manzano’s early identity formation from a religious and racial standpoint prior to his 1836 manumission.Instead of reading Manzano’s Catholicism as imperfect mimicry–as Homi ... More


Present but Unseen: African-Cuban Spirituality and Emancipation in the Literature of Juan Francisco Manzano

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses how Juan Francisco Manzano created two apparently contradictory freedom narratives: the first grounded in Enlightenment ideals of liberty and the second one premised on the ... More


Black Cuban Literati in the Age of Revolution

Matthew Pettway

in Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824967
eISBN:
9781496824998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824967.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Plácido and Manzano’s involvement in the 1844 antislavery movement and it refutes the notion that Manzano was an apolitical author.With few exceptions, critics have claimed ... More


Juan Francisco Manzano's Autobiografía de un esclavo: Self-Characterization of an Urban Mulato Fino Slave

Rafael Ocasio

in Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Study of Cuban-born Manzano's memoirs offers a contrast between the life of Suárez y Romero's rural sugarmill slaves and that of an urban slave in Havana. In this exceptional text—the only surviving ... More


Sonorous Flesh: The Visual and Aural Erotics of Skin in Eloy de la Iglesia’s Quinqui Films

Tom Whittaker

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is a study of the erotic content of Eloy de la Iglesia’s quinqui films. Informed by senses-receptor-based film theories, the author reflects on the importance of the visual erotics of ... More


The Queerness of Native American Literature

Lisa Tatonetti

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692781
eISBN:
9781452949642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

With a new and more inclusive perspective for the growing field of queer Native studies, this book provides a genealogy of queer Native writing after Stonewall. Looking across a broad range of ... More


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