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  • Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphereby Raphael Dalleo

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 29.50

    Bringing together the most exciting recent archival work in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean studies, Raphael Dalleo constructs a new literary history of the region that is both comprehensive and innovative. He examines how changes in political, economic, and social structures have produced different sets of possibilities for writers... more...

  • The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imaginationby Philip Kaisary

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    The Haitian Revolution (1791?1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions in neighboring territories, and intensified both repression and antislavery sentiment. The story of the birth of the world?s first independent black republic has since held... more...

  • Race, Romance, and Rebellionby Colleen C. O'Brien

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 24.50

    As in many literatures of the New World grappling with issues of slavery and freedom, stories of racial insurrection frequently coincided with stories of cross-racial romance in nineteenth-century U.S. print culture. Colleen O?Brien explores how authors such as Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Livermore, and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda imagined the expansion of... more...

  • Bodies and Bonesby Tanya L. Shields

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    In Bodies and Bones, Tanya Shields argues that a repeated engagement with the Caribbean?s iconic and historic touchstones offers a new sense of (inter)national belonging that brings an alternative and dynamic vision to the gendered legacy of brutality against black bodies, flesh, and bone. Using a distinctive methodology she calls "feminist rehearsal"... more...

  • Locating the Destituteby Stanka Radovic

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    While postcolonial discourse in the Caribbean has drawn attention to colonialism?s impact on space and spatial hierarchy, Stanka Radovi? asks both how ordinary people as "users" of space have been excluded from active and autonomous participation in shaping their daily spatial reality and how they challenge this exclusion. In a comparative interdisciplinary... more...

  • Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americasby Nicole N. Aljoe; Ian Finseth

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    Focusing on slave narratives from the Atlantic world of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection of essays suggests the importance?even the necessity?of looking beyond the iconic and ubiquitous works of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Jacobs. In granting sustained critical attention to writers... more...

  • Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Traditionby Maurice St. Pierre

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago?s independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911?1981) served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of him as an intellectual. St. Pierre focuses... more...

  • Macho Ethicsby Jason Cortés

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Macho Ethics: Masculinity and Self-Representation in Latino-Caribbean Narrative makes a contribution to Latin American literary and cultural studies by scrutinizing heteronormative notions of authority and power in the narrative works of Latino-Caribbean authors. more...

  • An Introduction to Spanish-American Literatureby Jean Franco

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 32.00

    This is a revised, updated edition of Jean Franco's classic Introduction to Spanish-American Literature, first published in 1969 and much recommended ever since. more...

  • Market Aestheticsby Elena Machado Sáez

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.50

    In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She contests established readings of authors such as Junot Díaz, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Robert Antoni while showcasing the work of emerging writers such as David Chariandy,... more...