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Caribbean & Latin American

  • El imperio de la virtudby Jorge L. Terukina Yamauchi

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Terukina ofrece una nueva biografía de Bernardo de Balbuena y analiza la compleja matriz interdisciplinaria de Grandeza mexicana (1604). Terukina offers an updated biography of Bernardo de Balbuena and analyzes the complex interdisciplinary matrix within which Grandeza mexicana (1604) is articulated. more...

  • Istwa across the Waterby Toni Pressley-Sanon

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    "Untwines the aesthetic, sociohistorical, and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent."--Gina Athena Ulysse, author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle "A nonlinear, creative, powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves. What was disconnected is now remembered... more...

  • Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazilby Vinicius Mariano De Carvalho; Nicola Gavioli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When Brazil was honored at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013, the Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato opened the event with a provocative speech, claiming that literature, through its pervasive depiction and discussion of ?otherness,? has the potential to provoke ethical transformation. This book uses Ruffato?s speech as a starting point for the discussion... more...

  • Mining Memoryby Mary Beth Tierney-Tello

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 89.99

    Mining Memory examines how twentieth-century narratives and films reimagine the self and the nation by representing child and adolescent protagonists and their evolution. The book shows that beyond representing the struggles of individual subjects, narratives of childhood are part of a process of constructing and reconstructing cultural identity.... more...

  • Decolonizing Indigeneityby Thomas Ward

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    While contemporary scholars have taken a great interest in diversity or heterogeneity, this model is relatively new and literature of the past is still crying out for its place in the diversity model. This book models five different decolonizing methods to examine both indigenous writing and the representation of indigenous peoples by learned elites.... more...

  • Black Africans in the British Imaginationby Cassander L. Smith

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    As Spain and England vied for dominance of the Atlantic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, mounting political and religious tensions between the two empires raised a troubling specter for contemporary British writers attempting to justify early English imperial efforts. Specifically, these writers focused on encounters with black... more...

  • Unbecoming Female Monstersby Cristina Santos

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book traces the construct of female monsters as an embodiment of sociocultural fears of female sexuality and reproductive powers. Santos examines the female sexual maturation cycle and the various archetypes of female monsters associated with each stage of sexual development as seen in literature, art, film, television and popular culture with... more...

  • Hemispheric Imaginationsby Helmbrecht Breinig

    Dartmouth College Press 2016; Not Available

    An extensive study of fictional representations of Latin America in North American literature more...

  • The Caribbeanby Chris Campbell; Michael Niblett

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    Bringing together scholarly essays by literary critics, social scientists, activists, and creative writers, this edited collection explores the complex relationships between environmental change, political struggle, and cultural production in the Caribbean. more...

  • Understanding Roberto Bolañoby Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat; James Hardin

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 20.85

    An examination of the novels, short story collections, and poetry of the Latin American author more...