Category: Literary Criticism

Category: Literary Criticism

Celebrating International Women’s Day

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Get inspired by some of our recent books featuring a feminist perspective. Scald Denise Duhamel POETRY “As much a manifesto as it is a book of poems, Scald is Denise Duhamel’s great feminist statement—by way of pantoums and villanelles, of course. But more than a feminist, I would say that Duhamel is a humanitarian. Her words dignify the disenfranchised. Glory to Denise Duhamel for her formal ingenuity and her gleeful political imagination.”—David Trinidad   Blood Memory Colleen McElroy POETRY “She is the last woman of her line. Her new poems end and begin with A. Phillip Randolph and Pullman Porters,…

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New Book: Chica Lit

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New Book: Chica Lit

Chica Lit Popular Latina Fiction and Americanization in the Twenty-First Century Tace Hedrick LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES/LITERARY CRITICISM “In this highly anticipated text, Tace Hedrick provides an invaluable resource that finally scrutinizes chica lit while providing cues for understanding the heated love-hate emotions it often triggers among many Latina/o scholars and readers.” —Arlene Davila, New York University   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…

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