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  • The Sound of Cultureby Louis Chude-Sokei

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Investigates the parallel and intertwined histories of race, technology, and science fiction more...

  • Latino/a Literature in the Classroomby Frederick Luis Aldama

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial,... more...

  • Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin Americaby Matthew Bush; Tania Gentic

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Grappling with the contemporary Latin American literary climate and its relationship to the pervasive technologies that shape global society, this book visits Latin American literature, technology, and digital culture from the post-boom era to the present day. The volume examines literature in dialogue with the newest media, including videogames,... more...

  • Jorge Luis Borges, Post-Analytic Philosophy, and Representationby Silvia G. Dapía

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Making an important contribution to studies in Literature and Philosophy, this book reads Jorge Luis Borges philosophically, particularly in reference to his use of representation and reality. Rather than attempting to subordinate Borges to a set of philosophical constructs, to reduce Borges? texts to mere exemplifications or illustrations of philosophical... more...

  • Machado de Assisby João Cezar de Castro Rocha; Flora Thomson-DeVeaux

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 23.95

    This book offers an alternative explanation for one of the core dilemmas of Brazilian literary criticism: the ?midlife crisis? Machado de Assis underwent from 1878 to 1880, the result of which was the writing of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas , as well as the remarkable production of his mature years?with an emphasis on his masterpiece, Dom... more...

  • The National Body in Mexican Literatureby Rebecca Janzen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The National Body in Mexican Literature presents a revisionist reading of the Mexican canon that challenges assumptions of State hegemony and national identity. It analyzes the representation of sick, disabled, and miraculously healed bodies in Mexican literature from 1940 to 1980 in narrative fiction by Vicente Leñero, Juan Rulfo, among others.... more...

  • Hybrid Identity and the Utopian Impulse in the Postmodern Spanish-American Comic Novelby Paul R. McAleer

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 39.99

    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... more...

  • Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin Americaby Jerónimo Arellano

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 79.99

    Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America rethinks the rise and fall of magical realism in Latin America in light of the cultural history of the emotions and in conversation with contemporary theories of affect. more...

  • Emigration and Caribbean Literatureby Malachi McIntosh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    During and after the two World Wars, a cohort of Caribbean authors migrated to the UK and France. Dissecting writers like Lamming, Césaire, and Glissant, McIntosh reveals how these Caribbean writers were pushed to represent themselves as authentic spokesmen for their people, coming to represent the concerns of the emigrant intellectual community. more...

  • The Caribbean Novel since 1945by Michael Niblett

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 60.00

    The Caribbean Novel Since 1945 offers a comparative analysis of fiction from across the pan-Caribbean, exploring the relationship between literary form, cultural practice, and the nation-state. Engaging with the historical and political impact of capitalist imperialism, decolonization, class struggle, ethnic conflict, and gender relations, it considers... more...