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In contrast to recent theories of the `global' Latin American novel, this book reveals the enduring importance of the national in contemporary Venezuelan fiction, arguing that the novels studied respond to both the nationalist and populist cultural policies of the Bolivarian Revolution and Venezuela's literary isolation. The latter results from ...
Writing and the Revolution: Venezuelan Metafiction 2004-2012
In contrast to recent theories of the `global' Latin American novel, this book reveals the enduring importance of the national in contemporary Venezuelan fiction, arguing that the novels studied respond to both the nationalist and populist cultural policies of the Bolivarian Revolution and Venezuela's literary isolation. The latter results from factors including the legacy of the Boom and historically low levels of emigration from Venezuela. Grounded in theories of metafiction and intertextuality, the book provides a close reading of eight novels published between 2004 (the year in which the first Minister for Culture was appointed) and 2012 (the last full year of President Chavez's life), relating these novels to the context of their production. Each chapter explores a way in which these novels reflect on writing, from the protagonists as readers and writers in different contexts, through appearances from real life writers, to experiments with style and popular culture, and finally questioning the boundaries between fiction and reality. This literary analysis complements overarching studies of the Bolivarian Revolution by offering an insight into how Bolivarian policies and practices affect people on an individual, emotional and creative level. In this context, self-reflexive narratives afford their writers a form of political agency.
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Writing and the Revolution: Venezuelan Metafiction 2004-2012

by Katie Brown
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Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon analyzes the ways in which the Amazon has been represented in twentieth century cultural production. With contributions by scholars working in Latin America, the US and Europe, Intimate Frontiers reads against the grain commonly held notions about the region -its gigantism, its ...
Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon
Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon analyzes the ways in which the Amazon has been represented in twentieth century cultural production. With contributions by scholars working in Latin America, the US and Europe, Intimate Frontiers reads against the grain commonly held notions about the region -its gigantism, its richness, its exceptionality, among other- choosing to approach these rather from quotidian, everyday experiences of a more intimate nature. The multinational, pluriethnic corpus of texts critically examined here, explores a wide range of cultural artifacts including travelogues, diaries, and novels about the rubber boom genocide, as well as indigenous oral histories, documentary films, and photography about the region. The different voices gathered in this book show that the richness of the Amazon lays not in its natural resources or opportunities for economic exploit, but in the richness of its histories/stories in the form of songs, oral histories, images, material culture, and texts.
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Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

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Haitian writers have made profound contributions to debates about the converging paths of political and natural histories, yet their reflections on the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and neoliberalism are often neglected in heated disputes about the future of human life on the planet. The 2010 earthquake only exacerbated this contradiction. ...
Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017
Haitian writers have made profound contributions to debates about the converging paths of political and natural histories, yet their reflections on the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and neoliberalism are often neglected in heated disputes about the future of human life on the planet. The 2010 earthquake only exacerbated this contradiction. Despite the fact that Haitian authors have long treated the connections between political violence, precariousness, and ecological degradation, in media coverage around the world, the earthquake would have suddenly exposed scandalous conditions on the ground in Haiti. This book argues that contemporary Haitian literature historicizes the political and environmental problems brought to the surface by the earthquake by building on texts of earlier generations, especially at the end of the Duvalier era and its aftermath. Informed by Haitian studies and models of postcolonial ecocriticism, the book conceives of literature as an eco-archive, or a body of texts that depicts ecological change over time and its impact on social and environmental justice. Focusing equally on established and less well-known authors, the book contends that the eco-archive challenges future-oriented, universalizing narratives of the Anthropocene and the global refugee crisis with portrayals of different forms and paths of migration and refuge within Haiti and around the Americas.
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Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

by John Patrick Walsh
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The Argentine Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most sophisticated writers of the twentieth century, suffered from sexual impotence. This emotionally overwhelming condition shaped his literary experience in ways that have not been understood. Until now Borges has largely been considered an asexual author who could not read, think, or ...
Borges, Desire, and Sex
The Argentine Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most sophisticated writers of the twentieth century, suffered from sexual impotence. This emotionally overwhelming condition shaped his literary experience in ways that have not been understood. Until now Borges has largely been considered an asexual author who could not read, think, or write about desire and sex, but in this book historian Ariel de la Fuente shows that sexuality was a major preoccupation for him, both as a reader and as an author. De la Fuente has conducted an extensive literary investigation in Borges's figurative erotic library and presents for the first time a study of the relationship between Borges's sexual biography, his erotic readings, and the writing of desire and sex in his work. The author explores relevant literary questions while employing a historical method and the book is truly an interdisciplinary study at the intersection of history with Latin American, European, and Eastern literatures, poetry, philosophy, and sexuality. Argued with clarity, Borges, Desire, and Sex offers an unexpected perspective on the literature and figure of a world-wide influential author.
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Borges, Desire, and Sex

by Ariel de la Fuente
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La novela venezolana del siglo XXI se ha erigido como un observatorio creativo de la inmediatez politica. Las intervenciones criticas que recoge este libro revelan un amplio abanico de corrientes tematicas y estrategias esteticas a traves de las cuales se articula el tratamiento ficcional de la crisis del proyecto revolucionario ...
Narrativas del descalabro: La novela venezolana en tiempos de revolucion
La novela venezolana del siglo XXI se ha erigido como un observatorio creativo de la inmediatez politica. Las intervenciones criticas que recoge este libro revelan un amplio abanico de corrientes tematicas y estrategias esteticas a traves de las cuales se articula el tratamiento ficcional de la crisis del proyecto revolucionario y su impacto social. A traves de la lectura de novelas publicadas entre 2002 y 2015, la autora examina como el conflicto politico ha permeado la actual narrativa venezolana para trazar los origenes y consecuencias de una contemporaneidad turbulenta. Estos dispositivos creativos de resistencia desafian los discursos oficiales, al tiempo que denuncian los antecedentes y consecuencias de la fractura del orden institucional y contribuyen al balance historico de uno de los periodos mas convulsos de la nacion. Patricia Valladares-Ruiz es profesora asociada de literaturas latinoamericanas y caribenas en la Universidad de Cincinnati. This book explores the intersections of cultural policies, social changes, political conflict, and fiction writing in modern-day Venezuela. The study as a whole consists of two interrelated sections. The first section provides an analysis of the relationship between the discursive goals of the Bolivarian cultural policies and how authors work within and respond to them. The second section introduces a series of case studies of a comprehensive corpus of novels published between 2002 and 2015. Narrativas del descalabro closes a gap in current Venezuelan literary studies by offering a comprehensive inquiry into the literary representation of the convulsive social and political changes introduced by the Bolivarian Revolution. Patricia Valladares-Ruiz is Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean literatures at the University of Cincinnati.
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Narrativas del descalabro: La novela venezolana en tiempos de revolucion

by Patricia Valladares-Ruiz
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Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, departmentalization, dictatorship, overseas collectivity and occupation. Given the strictures and structures of colonialism long imposed upon the colonized subject, the (re)makings ...
Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean
Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, departmentalization, dictatorship, overseas collectivity and occupation. Given the strictures and structures of colonialism long imposed upon the colonized subject, the (re)makings of identity have proven anything but evident when it comes to determining authentic expressions and perceptions of the postcolonial self. By way of close readings of both constructions in literature and the construction of literature, Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean proposes an original, informative frame of reference for understanding the long and ever-evolving struggle for social, cultural, historical and political autonomy in the region. Taking as its point of focus diverse canonical and lesser-known texts from Guadeloupe, Martinique and Haiti published between 1958 and 2013, this book examines the trope of the house (architecture) and the meta-textual construction of texts (architexture) as a means of conceptualizing and articulating how authentic means of expression are and have been created in French-Caribbean literature over the greater part of the past half-century-whether it be in the context of the years leading up to or following the departmentalization of France's overseas colonies in the 1940's, the wrath of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, or the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010.
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Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

by Jason Herbeck
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Violeta Parra was an extraordinary figure. She is best known for her contribution to the Latin American New Song movement and for her visual art, which was exhibited in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs of the Louvre gallery in 1964. Parra spent her early career singing Mexican songs in bars ...
Violeta Parra: Life and Work
Violeta Parra was an extraordinary figure. She is best known for her contribution to the Latin American New Song movement and for her visual art, which was exhibited in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs of the Louvre gallery in 1964. Parra spent her early career singing Mexican songs in bars and researching traditional Chilean culture. All the different phases of Parra's life and work are discussed in this book, with analyses of her music, paintings, sculptures, embroideries (arpilleras), and poetry. Her exhibition in the Louvre gallery and the music venue that she set up before she died, La Carpa de la Reina, are also covered. Among the individual essays collected here are seminal works by Patricio Manns and Leonidas Morales, which have been translated into English for the first time. These works introduce the historical and biographical context for Parra's work. Other essays feature the latest research and findings by Catherine Boyle, Ericka Verba, Paula Miranda, Serda Yalkin, Romina A. Green, and Lorna Dillon. The book also includes an interview with Violeta Parra's brother, the influential poet Nicanor Parra and a Foreword by Marjorie Agosin. Lorna Dillon earned her PhD at King's College London. She is currently a network facilitator and associate lecturer at the University of Kent.
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Violeta Parra: Life and Work

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The critical essays in this volume are dedicated to the works of Argentine writer Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993) and introduce readers more fully to a figure who has long been a kind of insider's secret among intellectuals of her country. As the title suggests, the purpose of the volume is to ...
New Readings of Silvina Ocampo: Beyond Fantasy
The critical essays in this volume are dedicated to the works of Argentine writer Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993) and introduce readers more fully to a figure who has long been a kind of insider's secret among intellectuals of her country. As the title suggests, the purpose of the volume is to move beyond the codification of Ocampo's use of the supernatural, an early oversimplification of her work. The essays address the quirkiness, cruelty, violence, and overt sexuality of her works, elements which have impeded a full understanding of her creative vision. Here it becomes clear that Silvina Ocampo was a co-contributor to the literary enterprise of the Sur generation, which produced Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Victoria Ocampo, and had a profound influence on writers of the younger generation, such as Alejandra Pizarnik, Sylvia Molloy, Marjorie Agosin and others. Patricia N. Klingenberg is Professor of Latin American literature at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Fernanda Zullo-Ruiz is Associate Professor of Spanish at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana.
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New Readings of Silvina Ocampo: Beyond Fantasy

by Fernanda Zullo-Ruiz, Patricia Nisbet Klingenberg
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This companion to the work of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa traces his fictional and non-fictional writing throughout the different phases of a career spanning more than fifty years. His lifelong dedication to literature goes hand in hand with his commitment as a public intellectual, a role that frequently ...
A Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa
This companion to the work of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa traces his fictional and non-fictional writing throughout the different phases of a career spanning more than fifty years. His lifelong dedication to literature goes hand in hand with his commitment as a public intellectual, a role that frequently involves him in controversy. Against the backdrop of Vargas Llosa's political and intellectual development, this study brings out the continuities and interrelations that give unity and coherence to a diverse body of work. It highlights the thematic concerns that re-emerge at different points in his writing and link Vargas Llosa's journalism and essays with his fiction: the effects of social ills on the individual, the nature of fiction, and the importance of literature for society. The novels at the centre of his work combine passionate storytelling with technical complexity and an often playful experimentation with genres. This book not only provides a comprehensive overview of Vargas Llosa's writing in the context of his intellectual biography, but looks in detail at each individual work, summarizing contents and analyzing the interplay of form, language, and meaning. A bibliography and suggestions for further reading complement this Companion, which will serve the general reader as much as the undergraduate and scholar. Sabine Koellmann is an independent academic writer living in London.
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A Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

by Sabine Kollmann
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The book analyses the evolution of the representation of distinct political elements throughout Cortazar's writings, mainly with reference to the novels and the so-called collage books, which have so far received only limited critical attention. The author also alludes to some short stories and refers to many of Cortazar's non-literary ...
The Representation of the Political in Selected Writings of Julio Cortazar
The book analyses the evolution of the representation of distinct political elements throughout Cortazar's writings, mainly with reference to the novels and the so-called collage books, which have so far received only limited critical attention. The author also alludes to some short stories and refers to many of Cortazar's non-literary texts. Through this chosen corpus, the book follows a thematic thread, showing that politics was present in Cortazar's fiction from his very first writings, and not - as he himself tended to claim - only following his conversion to socialism. The study aims to show that contrary to what many critics have argued, this political conversion did not divide the writer into an irreconcilable before and after - the apolitical versus the political - but rather it simply shifted the emphasis of the representation of the political that already existed in Cortazar's writings. Carolina Orloff is an independent scholar working on research projects in the UK and in Argentina.
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Juan Rulfo, 1917-1986, is one of the three greatest writers of twentieth-century Mexico together with Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz. A Companion to Juan Rulfo is the most comprehensive modern study of Rulfo. The first sections situate his life and work in the historical and political context of the Mexican ...
A Companion to Juan Rulfo
Juan Rulfo, 1917-1986, is one of the three greatest writers of twentieth-century Mexico together with Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz. A Companion to Juan Rulfo is the most comprehensive modern study of Rulfo. The first sections situate his life and work in the historical and political context of the Mexican Revolution and Cristero Wars and within the interlinking currents of specifically national and wider Western literary and cultural traditions. Later sections offer detailed analyses of the short stories, El Llano en llamas, the novel Pedro Paramo, the novella El gallo de oro and of Rulfo's substantial photographic work, the importance of which has only recently been grasped. Throughout the study the focus is to bring into a productive dialogue the different dimensions of Rulfo's texts: the materiality of his hauntingly strange poetic prose, the disturbing instability of meaning and identity, the alienation caused by violence and injustice. Steven Boldy is Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Cambridge.
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A Companion to Juan Rulfo

by Steven Boldy
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An important but often overlooked function of comedy is its intrinsic relation to questions of identity. This relationship, furthermore, is connected to another traditional feature of comedy: the utopian impulse. This book analyses these functions of comedy in the novels of four key postmodern Spanish-American writers: Gustavo Sainz, Alfredo Bryce ...
Hybrid Identity and the Utopian Impulse in the Postmodern Spanish-American Comic Novel
An important but often overlooked function of comedy is its intrinsic relation to questions of identity. This relationship, furthermore, is connected to another traditional feature of comedy: the utopian impulse. This book analyses these functions of comedy in the novels of four key postmodern Spanish-American writers: Gustavo Sainz, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Fernando Vallejo and Jaime Bayly. Focusing on the correlation between changing concepts of identity and the hybrid cultural context of the late 20th-century, it examines the issues of individual and social identities expressed by these authors in their inscription and distortion of the comic genre as well as in their usage of different modes of comedy. It views the novels' comic aspects as symptoms of hybridity, which, according to many theorists, have brought about the dissolution of concepts, such as the self and society, and utopian modernity. These symptoms are studied in tandem with the individual themes of the novels, such as gender, sexuality, class and global migration, as well as the 'post-national' question of Peruvian, Colombian and Mexican identity. Paul McAleer is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Hull.
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Hybrid Identity and the Utopian Impulse in the Postmodern Spanish-American Comic Novel

by Paul R. McAleer
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En este trabajo se analizan comparativamente los Bildungsromane femeninos de la escritora mexicana Carmen Boullosa (Mejor desaparece, Antes y Treinta anos) y de la chicana Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street y Caramelo). Partiendo del doble fundamento comparativo proporcionado por la diferencia de genero y por el germen del ...
Los <I>Bildungsromane</I> Femeninos de Carmen Boullosa y Sandra Cisneros: mexicanidades, fronteras, puentes
En este trabajo se analizan comparativamente los Bildungsromane femeninos de la escritora mexicana Carmen Boullosa (Mejor desaparece, Antes y Treinta anos) y de la chicana Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street y Caramelo). Partiendo del doble fundamento comparativo proporcionado por la diferencia de genero y por el germen del legado cultural mexicano compartido por mexicanas y chicanas, este estudio constituye el primer intento de entender la relacion entre las literaturas producidas por ambas entidades desde un enfoque que integra genero sexual y genero literario, materializado en el concepto de Bildungsroman femenino que vertebra el analisis de los textos. Desde la exploracion de las diferencias en las representaciones de ambas autoras en el seno de contextos literarios y culturales especificos, este estudio enfatiza su proyecto comun de deconstruccion y reconstruccion potencial, desde sus ubicaciones particulares, de la mexicanidad femenina, estableciendose con ello un espacio de convergencia sensible a la diferencia que posibilita la apertura de avenidas para un dialogo literario y critico transnacional, tan necesario como escaso. This work is a comparative analysis of the female Bildungsromane of Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa and Chicana writer Sandra Cisneros. Based on a double comparative foundation constituted by gender difference and by the Mexican cultural legacy shared by Mexicanas and Chicanas, the book represents the first attempt to understand the relationship between the literary production of both groups from a perspective that integrates gender and genre, as materialised in the concept of female Bildungsroman that structures the exploration of the narratives examined. By exploring the differences in the literary representations of both writers within their specific literary and cultural contexts, this study emphasizes their common project of deconstruction and potential reconstruction, each from their particular location, and of what is conceptualised as 'mexicanidad femenina', thus enabling a space of convergence sensitive to difference that contributes towards opening up a transnational literary and critical dialogue in the context of the surprisingly poor exchange between Mexicanas and Chicanas. Yolanda Melgar Pernias es asistente posdoctoral en literatura en el Institut fur Romanistik de la Universidad de Innsbruck, Austria.
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Los <I>Bildungsromane</I> Femeninos de Carmen Boullosa y Sandra Cisneros: mexicanidades, fronteras, puentes

by Yolanda Melgar Pernias
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Situated opposite the mouth of the Orinoco River, western Trinidad has long been considered an entrepot to mainland South America. Trinidad's geographic position-seen as strategic by various imperial governments-led to many heterogeneous peoples from across the region and globe settling or being relocated there. The calm waters around the Gulf ...
Between the Bocas: A Literary Geography of Western Trinidad
Situated opposite the mouth of the Orinoco River, western Trinidad has long been considered an entrepot to mainland South America. Trinidad's geographic position-seen as strategic by various imperial governments-led to many heterogeneous peoples from across the region and globe settling or being relocated there. The calm waters around the Gulf of Paria on the western fringes of Trinidad induced settlers to construct a harbour, Port of Spain, around which the modern capital has been formed. From its colonial roots into the postcolonial era, western Trinidad therefore has played an especial part in the shaping of the island's literature. Viewed from one perspective, western Trinidad might be deemed as narrating the heart of the modern state's national literature. Alternatively, the political threats posed around San Fernando in Trinidad's southwest in the 1930s and from within the capital in the 1970s present a different picture of western Trinidad-one in which the fractures of Trinidad and Tobago's projected nationalism are prevalent. While sugar remains a dominant narrative in Caribbean literary studies, this book offers a unique literary perspective on matters too often perceived as the sole preserve of sociological, anthropological or geographical studies. The legacy of the oil industry and the development of the suburban commuter belt of East-West Corridor, therefore, form considerable discursive nodes, alongside other key Trinidadian sites, such as Woodford Square, colonial houses and the urban yards of Port of Spain. This study places works by well-known authors such as V. S. Naipaul and Samuel Selvon, alongside writing by Michel Maxwell Philip, Marcella Fanny Wilkins, E. L. Joseph, Earl Lovelace, Ismith Khan, Monique Roffey, Arthur Calder-Marshall and the largely neglected novelist, Yseult Bridges, who is almost entirely forgotten today. Using fiction, calypso, history, memoir, legal accounts, poetry, essays and journalism, this study opens with an analysis of Trinidad's nineteenth century literature and offers twentieth century and more contemporary readings of the island in successive chapters. Chapters are roughly arranged in chronological order around particular sites and topoi, while literature from a variety of authors of British, Caribbean, Irish and Jewish descent is represented.
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Between the Bocas: A Literary Geography of Western Trinidad

by Jak Peake
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Popular culture has always represented a fulcrum within social, cultural and anthropological discourses in Latin America. Often imagined as representing a challenge to the dominant cultural paradigms of the lettered city , it has repeatedly been mapped onto political, economic and even libidinal boundaries - between country and city, between ...
Latin American Popular Culture: Politics, Media, Affect
Popular culture has always represented a fulcrum within social, cultural and anthropological discourses in Latin America. Often imagined as representing a challenge to the dominant cultural paradigms of the lettered city , it has repeatedly been mapped onto political, economic and even libidinal boundaries - between country and city, between folk and street, between the masses and elite national/political structures. Yet at the turn of the 21st century, concepts such as the folk , the popular , the mass and the multitude have exploded in the face of new cultural and informational technologies, putting cinematic, televisual and cybernetic manifestations of popular culture at the forefront of social processes. In order to address the fragile contemporaneity of popular culture in Latin America, the essays in this collection engage with a wide range of cultural phenomena, from forms of mass political experience in the Colonial and Independence periods, to the modern-day emergence of street art, blogs, comic books and television, as well as the recycling of refuse as art, the marketing of santeria to tourists, and the filming of poverty in the favela. In so doing, they explore the diverse regimes of affect that both sustain and destabilize national symbolic orders, and chart the novel mediations between the national and the global in a see-sawing climate of conflicting economic and political ideologies. Geoffrey Kantaris is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Rory O'Bryen is a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Contributors: Francisco Ortega, Joanna Page, Stephen Hart, Erica Segre, Jesus Martin Barbero, Lucia Sa, Chandra Morrison, Claire Taylor, Andrea Noble, Ed King.
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Latin American Popular Culture: Politics, Media, Affect

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This work offers an alternative insight into the longstanding and conflicting relationship between politics and the (gay) intelligentsia in Cuba by looking closely at political texts, film, documentaries and literature from prior to Fidel Castro's regime until the present day. The book offers new readings of the work, letters and ...
Homosexuality and Invisibility in Revolutionary Cuba: Reinaldo Arenas and Tomas Gutierrez Alea
This work offers an alternative insight into the longstanding and conflicting relationship between politics and the (gay) intelligentsia in Cuba by looking closely at political texts, film, documentaries and literature from prior to Fidel Castro's regime until the present day. The book offers new readings of the work, letters and interviews of two influential voices, Reinaldo Arenas and Tomas Gutierrez Alea. Arenas's material reveals a new account of the nature of 'the voice of the invisibles' and the key elements of the construction of a Cuban national rhetoric that looks at (governmental) power and (gay) resistance as being in perpetual tension, which often increases the feeling of moral panic and even social exclusion and displacement among citizens. The book also offers a new interpretation of Gutierrez Alea's renowned film Fresa y Chocolate (1994), resulting from the use of unpublished and revealing testimonies of the Cuban dance critic and writer Roger Salas and the secret messages inferred in his short story 'Helados de pasion: El cordero, la lluvia y el hombre desnudo' (1998). Dr MARIA E. LOPEZ is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Sociology at London Metropolitan University and an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London.
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Homosexuality and Invisibility in Revolutionary Cuba: Reinaldo Arenas and Tomas Gutierrez Alea

by Maria Encarnacion Lopez
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Co-winner of the 2013 inaugural Publication Prize awarded by the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland The aftermath of Argentina's last dictatorship (1976-1983) has traditionally been associated with narratives of suffering, which recall the loss of the 30,000 civilians infamously known as the disappeared . When democracy was ...
Queering Acts of Mourning in the Aftermath of Argentina's Dictatorship: The Performances of Blood
Co-winner of the 2013 inaugural Publication Prize awarded by the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland The aftermath of Argentina's last dictatorship (1976-1983) has traditionally been associated with narratives of suffering, which recall the loss of the 30,000 civilians infamously known as the disappeared . When democracy was recovered, the unspoken rule was that only those related by blood to the missing were entitled to ask for justice. This book both queries and queers this bloodline normativity. Drawing on queer theory and performance studies, it develops an alternative framework for understanding the affective transmission of trauma beyond traditional family settings. To do so, it introduces an archive of non-normative acts of mourning that runs across different generations. Through the analysis of a broad spectrum of performances - including interviews, memoirs, cooking sessions, films, jokes, theatrical productions and literature - the book shows how the experience of loss has not only produced a well-known imaginary of suffering but also new forms of collective pleasure. Cecilia Sosa received a PhD in Drama from Queen Mary, University of London. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at School of Arts & Digital Industries, University of East London.
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Queering Acts of Mourning in the Aftermath of Argentina's Dictatorship: The Performances of Blood

by Cecilia Sosa
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Este libro analiza la perspectiva de cuatro escritoras mexicanas -Nellie Campobello, Elena Garro, Laura Esquivel y Angeles Mastretta- acerca de la Revolucion Mexicana y como estas escritoras recuperan la memoria popular, recreando y reincluyendo a las mujeres en la narrativa nacional respecto a su participacion en la propia Revolucion, mas ...
Relecturas y narraciones femeninas de la Revolucion Mexicana: Campobello, Garro, Esquivel y Mastretta
Este libro analiza la perspectiva de cuatro escritoras mexicanas -Nellie Campobello, Elena Garro, Laura Esquivel y Angeles Mastretta- acerca de la Revolucion Mexicana y como estas escritoras recuperan la memoria popular, recreando y reincluyendo a las mujeres en la narrativa nacional respecto a su participacion en la propia Revolucion, mas alla del conocido papel de soldaderas y Adelitas que acompanaban a los diferentes ejercitos revolucionarios. Esteajo combina diferentes planteamientos criticos feministas, antropologicos y geograficos que ademas de las mujeres, incluyen a los indigenas y a otras minorias etnicas contemplando la interrelacion de las categorcio, raza y clase como un todo que define y redefine, permanentemente, identidades espacializadas en cambio permanente y constante. Ela Molina Sevilla de Morelock es un latinoamericanista actualmente con sede en los EE.UU. ENGLISH VERSION This book analyzes the perspective of four Mexican women writers regarding the Mexican Revolution---Nellie Campobello, Elena Garro, Laura Esquivel, and Angeles Mastretta. It examines how they recover popular memory to re-create and re-insert women in the national narrative with respect to their participation in the Revolution, which extended beyond the role of soldiers, camp followers, and soldiers' wives. The work combines cultural studies with feminist critical readings and an anthropological and geographical awareness of the roles of indigenous people and ethnic minorities, while paying attention to different categories such as gender, place, race, and class, as a wholeness of spatialized identities in permanent and constant flux. Ela Molina Sevilla de Morelock is a Latin Americanist currently based in the U.S.
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Relecturas y narraciones femeninas de la Revolucion Mexicana: Campobello, Garro, Esquivel y Mastretta

by Ela Molina-Sevilla de Morelock
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En contraste con la normativa lectura criollista y proto-nacionalista de Grandeza mexicana (1604), El imperio de la virtud analiza el texto de Bernardo de Balbuena en un contexto atlantico y propone interpretarlo como una defensa del derecho natural de los inmigrantes peninsulares a gobernar la Nueva Espana. Ademas de ofrecer ...
El imperio de la virtud: <I>Grandeza mexicana</I> (1604) de Bemardo de Balbuena y el discurso criollo novohispano
En contraste con la normativa lectura criollista y proto-nacionalista de Grandeza mexicana (1604), El imperio de la virtud analiza el texto de Bernardo de Balbuena en un contexto atlantico y propone interpretarlo como una defensa del derecho natural de los inmigrantes peninsulares a gobernar la Nueva Espana. Ademas de ofrecer una actualizada y documentada biografia de Balbuena que nos recuerda sus lazos con la peninsula iberica, el libro reconstruye las olvidadas tradiciones retorica, cientifica, geopolitica y economica que articulan Grandeza mexicana. Gracias a ello, la obra presenta este elogio de la capital virreinal como un posicionamiento politico en favor de peninsulares como el propio Balbuena, supuestos poseedores de las virtudes morales e intelectuales necesarias para gobernar espiritual y temporalmente el virreinato novohispano, y en desmedro de los moralmente deficientes criollos y los salvajes indigenas. El imperio de la virtud nos invita a reconsiderar el lugar que Balbuena y Grandeza mexicana ocupan en el acervo cultural mexicano. Jorge L. Terukina Yamauchi es docente e investigador de Estudios Hispanicos en el College of William and Mary. Against the normative proto-Mexican and criollista reading of Grandeza mexicana (1604), El imperio de la virtud positions Bernardo de Balbuena's work in an Atlantic context and hence interprets it as a political assertion of the natural right of peninsular emigres to rule New Spain. The book offers an updated biography of Balbuena that reminds us of his ties to the Iberian Peninsula, and traces the pre-modern rhetorical, scientific, geopolitical, and economic paradigms upon which Grandeza mexicana is designed. Thus, the work analyzes Balbuena's encomium of Mexico City as a political prise de position in favor of peninsular emigres like Balbuena himself, who are allegedly endowed with the moral and intellectual virtues needed to direct the spiritual and temporal life of the viceroyalty, and against the morally deficient criollos and the barbaric Indians. El imperio de la virtud invites us to reassess the role that Balbuena and Grandeza mexicana play in the cultural history of present-day Mexico. Jorge L. Terukina Yamauchi is Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies at the College of William and Mary.
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El imperio de la virtud: <I>Grandeza mexicana</I> (1604) de Bemardo de Balbuena y el discurso criollo novohispano

by Jorge L. Terukina Yamauchi
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Joseph Zobel (1915-2006) is one of the best-known Francophone Caribbean authors, and is internationally recognised for his novel La Rue Cases-Negres (1950). Yet very little is known about his other novels, and most readings of La Rue Cases-Negres consider the text in isolation. Through a series of close readings of ...
Joseph Zobel: Negritude and the Novel
Joseph Zobel (1915-2006) is one of the best-known Francophone Caribbean authors, and is internationally recognised for his novel La Rue Cases-Negres (1950). Yet very little is known about his other novels, and most readings of La Rue Cases-Negres consider the text in isolation. Through a series of close readings of the author's six published novels, with supporting references drawn from his published short stories, poetry and diaries, Joseph Zobel: Negritude and the Novel generates new insights into Zobel's highly original decision to develop Negritude's project of affirming pride in black identity through the novel and social realism. The study establishes how, influenced by the American Harlem Renaissance movement, Zobel expands the scope of Negritude by introducing new themes and stylistic innovations which herald a new kind of social realist French Caribbean literature. These discoveries in turn challenge and alter the current understanding of Francophone Caribbean literature during the Negritude period, in addition to contributing to changes in the current understanding of Caribbean and American literature more broadly understood.
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Joseph Zobel: Negritude and the Novel

by Louise Hardwick
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