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  • Caribbean Perspectives on Modernityby Maria Cristina Fumagalli

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Taking up the challenge of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective instead of assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is universal, Maria Cristina Fumagalli shows how the Caribbean's contributions to the modern world not only provide a more accurate account of the past but also have the potential to change the way in which we... more...

  • Edwidge Danticatby Martin Munro; Dany Laferrière

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat?s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the American Book... more...

  • 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...

  • Consuming Visionsby Maite Conde

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 21.50

    Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was consumed by a literary society in the throes of modernization. Maite Conde places this relationship in the specific context of turn-of-the-century Rio de Janeiro, which underwent a radical... more...

  • Disaster Writingby Mark D. Anderson

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    In the aftermath of disaster, literary and other cultural representations of the event can play a role in the renegotiation of political power. In Disaster Writing, Mark D. Anderson analyzes four natural disasters in Latin America that acquired national significance and symbolism through literary mediation: the 1930 cyclone in the Dominican Republic,... more...

  • The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narrativesby Christina Kullberg

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau, among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to ethnography?even as they critique it?as an exploration and expression of the self. They acknowledge its tradition as a colonial discourse and a study of others, but they also... 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...

  • An Introduction to Spanish-American Literatureby Jean Franco

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • 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...