Literary Criticism / American / Hispanic American

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The Restless Ilan Stavans

The Restless Ilan Stavans

Outsider on the Inside

A Study of the Work of Ilan Stavans

A Translational Turn

A Translational Turn

Latinx Literature into the Mainstream

A new reading of U.S. Latinx literature in translation.

Healing Memories

Healing Memories

Puerto Rican Women’s Literature in the United States

How literature challenges the historical methodologies that have silenced the American experience of Puerto Rican women.

The Once and Future Muse

The Once and Future Muse

The Poetry and Poetics of Rhina P. Espaillat

The first major study of the life and work of Dominican-born bilingual American poet and translator Rhina P. Espaillat (b. 1932). The authors define Espaillat’s place in American letters with attention to her formalist aesthetics, Hispanic Caribbean immigrant background, poetic community-building, bilingual ethos, and domestically-minded woman-of-color feminism.

Latino/a Children’s and Young Adult Writers on the Art of Storytelling

Latino/a Children’s and Young Adult Writers on the Art of Storytelling

This is a collection of conversations with more than thirty Latina/o authors of literature for young people. Aldama provides an introduction and serves as the interviewer for each author. The conversations revolve around the idea of Latina/o identity and what that means for authors of books for children and young adults. They also talk extensively about their experiences within the publishing industry and about their audiences. There is not a lot of scholarship in the volume, but it allows Latina/o writers of children’s and young adult literature to speak for themselves.

The Hernandez Brothers

The Hernandez Brothers

Love, Rockets, and Alternative Comics

A critical examination of the work of Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Mexican-American brothers whose graphic novels are highly influential The brothers started in the alt-comics scene, where their ‘Love and Rockets’ series gained prominence. Their depictions of latinidad and sexuality push against the edicts of mainstream Anglophone culture, but they also defy many Latino perceptions of life, politics, and self-representation.

Reading Junot Diaz

Reading Junot Diaz

Reading Junot Diaz is the first study to focus on his complete body of published works. It explores the totality of his work and provides a concise view of the interconnected and multilayered narrative that weaves throughout Diaz’s writings.

Chica Lit

Chica Lit

Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century

Winner, 2016 ALA-Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Hedrick illuminates how discourses of Americanization, ethnicity, gender, class, and commodification shape the genre of “chica lit,” popular fiction written by Latina authors with Latina characters. Looking at chica lit’s market-driven representations of difference, poverty, and Americanization, Hedrick shows how this writing functions within the larger arena of struggles over popular representation of Latinas and Chicanas.

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