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Caribbean & Latin American

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Early Modern Spanish Women Writersby Nieves Baranda; Anne J. Cruz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In Spain, the two hundred years that elapsed between the beginning of the early modern period and the final years of the Habsburg Empire saw a profusion of works written by women. Whether secular or religious, noble or middle class, early modern Spanish women actively composed creative works such as poetry, prose narratives, and plays. The Routledge... more...

  • Representing Queer and Transgender Identityby Alexandra Gonzenbach Perkins

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 76.00

    This is the first book-length study of transgender and queer identities in Hispanic Caribbean novels, graphic novels, theatre, and performance art. The author follows the movement of identity from textual spaces to spaces of the body, revealing the variety of representational strategies that dismantle binary readings of gender, sexuality, and... more...

  • Anti-Literatureby Adam Joseph Shellhorse

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Anti-Literature articulates a rethinking of what is meant today by “literature.” Examining key Latin American forms of experimental writing from the 1920s to the present, Adam Joseph Shellhorse reveals literature’s power as a site for radical reflection and reaction to contemporary political and cultural conditions. His analysis engages the work... more...

  • Chicana/o Remixby Karen Mary Davalos

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Rewrites our understanding of the last 50 years of Chicana/o cultural production.    Chicana/o Remix  casts new light not only on artists—such as Sandra de la Loza, Judy Baca, and David Botello, among others—but on the exhibitions that feature their work, and the collectors, curators, critics, and advocates who engage it. Combining feminist theory,... more...

  • Diversiónby Albert Sergio Laguna

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    A re-examination of the Cuban diaspora through the lens of popular culture.   In an era of warming relations between the US and Cuba, this book updates the conversation about Cuban America by showing how this community has changed over the past 25 years. No longer a conservative Republican voting bloc, the majority of Cubans today want more engagement... more...

  • Conversations with Edwidge Danticatby Maxine Lavon Montgomery

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 25.00

    Collected interviews ranging from the 2000 publication of this award-winning Haitian-American author’s debut work of fiction, Breath, Eyes, Memory , to a personal interview conducted with the volume editor in 2016 more...

  • Staging Creolizationby Emily Sahakian

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    In Staging Creolization, Emily Sahakian examines seven plays by Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart that premiered in the French Caribbean or in France in the 1980s and 1990s and soon thereafter traveled to the United States. Sahakian argues that these latae-twentieth-century plays by French Caribbean women writers... more...

  • Multiple Modernitiesby Michelle Sharp; Anja Louis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays confirms Carmen de Burgos’s pivotal place in Spanish feminist history by bringing together eminent international scholars who offer new readings of Burgos’s work. It includes the analyses of a number of lesser-known texts, both fictional and non-fictional, which give us a more comprehensive examination of Burgos’s multipronge... more...

  • Odious Caribbean Women and the Palpable Aesthetics of Transgressionby Gladys M. Francis

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This book centers on visual and literary productions of Francophone Caribbean women. It investigates their aesthetics of violence, pain, the abhorrent, and the “uglification” of the feminine to unravel what makes them transgressive and uncommodifiable. It probes the ways in which these works destroy the regimentation of the “ideal” body. more...

  • Bandit Narratives in Latin Americaby Juan Pablo Dabove

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Bandits seem ubiquitous in Latin American culture. Even contemporary actors of violence are framed by narratives that harken back to old images of the rural bandit, either to legitimize or delegitimize violence, or to intervene in larger conflicts within or between nation-states.             However,... more...