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Latina Self-portraits

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Publisher : UNM Press
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ISBN : 9780826319715
Pages : 166 pages
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Download Free Latina Self-portraits PDF by Bridget A. Kevane Full Book and published by UNM Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Embracing Chicana, Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican writers and writers descended from a combined U.S. and Latin American heritage, Latina literature is one of the fastest growing and most exciting fields in fiction. This literature is characterized by revisionist views of recent history, a concern with exile and borders, a blending of genres, and a complex understanding of the term feminist. In these ten interviews, Kevane and Heredia give writers the opportunity to talk about how they began to write, the craft of writing, the conjunction of life, art and politics, literary influences, and their goals as artists. Readers will meet Julia Alvarez, Denise Chávez, Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferré, Cristina García, Nicholasa Mohr, Cherríe Moraga, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Esmeralda Santiago, and Helena María Viramontes. The writers' personal and literary journeys vividly portrayed in these interviews will enrich and enhance the readers' understanding of this exciting field. The volume also includes bibliographies of the writers' work.


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Latina and Latino Voices in Literature

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313323942
Pages : 353 pages
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Download Free Latina and Latino Voices in Literature PDF by Frances Ann Day Full Book and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This award-winning resource, newly-revised and expanded, celebrates the lives and works of Latina/o writers.


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Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442275499
Pages : 518 pages
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Download Free Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature PDF by Francisco A. Lomelí Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-12-27 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has cross-referenced entries on U.S. Latino/a authors, and terms relevant to the nature of U.S. Latino literature.


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Transnational Latina Narratives in the Twenty-first Century

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230623255
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Free Transnational Latina Narratives in the Twenty-first Century PDF by Juanita Heredia Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-08-03 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transnational Latina Narratives is the first critical study of its kind to examine twenty-first-century Latina narratives by female authors of diverse Latin American heritages based in the U.S. Heredia s comparative perspective on gender, race and migrations between Latin America and the U.S. demonstrates the changing national landscape that needs to accommodate an ever-growing Latino/a presence. This book draws on the work of Denise Chávez, Sandra Cisneros, Marta Moreno Vega, Angie Cruz, and Marie Arana, as well as a diverse blend of popular culture. Heredia s thought-provoking insights seek to empower the representation of women who are transnational ambassadors in modern trans-American literature.


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Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature

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Publisher : Infobase Learning
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ISBN : 1438140606
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Download Free Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature PDF by Full Book and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a reference on Hispanic American literature providing profiles of Hispanic American writers and their works.


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The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1316873676
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Download Free The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature PDF by John Morán González Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature emphasizes the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not simply as a US ethnic phenomenon but more broadly as an important element of a trans-American literary imagination. Engaging with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature, the essays in this History provide a critical overview of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts as discussed by leading scholars in the field. This book demonstrates the relevance of Latina/o literature for a world defined by the migration of people, commodities, and cultural expressions.


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Bibliographic Guide to Chicana and Latina Narrative

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313319871
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Free Bibliographic Guide to Chicana and Latina Narrative PDF by Kathy S. Leonard Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2003 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of narrative work published by Chicana and Latina authors in the past 5 to 10 years with little attempt to catalog this material. This reference provides convenient access to all forms of narrative written by Chicana and Latina authors from the early 1940s through 2002. It covers more than 2,750 short stories, novels, novel excerpts, and autobiographies written by some 600 Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American, and Nuyorican women authors. The items are listed in five indexes, and short annotations are provided for the anthologies, novels, and autobiographies.


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Symbolism 17: Latina/o Literature

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110531313
Pages : 317 pages
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Download Free Symbolism 17: Latina/o Literature PDF by Rüdiger Ahrens Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complex nature of globalization increasingly requires a comparative approach to literature in order to understand how migration and commodity flows impact aesthetic production and expressive practices. This special issue of Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics explores the trans-American dimensions of Latina/o literature in a trans-Atlantic context. Examining the theoretical implications suggested by the comparison of the global North-global South dynamics of material and aesthetic exchange, this volume highlights emergent Latina/o authors, texts, and methodologies of interest in for comparative literary studies. In the essays, literary scholars address questions of the transculturation, translation, and reception of Latina/o literature in the United States and Europe. In the interviews, emergent Latina/o authors speak to the processes of creative writing in a transnational context. This volume suggests how the trans-American dialogues found in contemporary Latina/o literature elucidates trans-Atlantic critical dialogues.


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The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1316571564
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Download Free The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature PDF by John Morán González Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature provides a thorough yet accessible overview of a literary phenomenon that has been rapidly globalizing over the past two decades. It takes an innovative approach that underscores the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not merely as an ethnic phenomenon in the United States, but more broadly as a crucial element of a trans-American literary imagination. Leading scholars in the field present critical analyses of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts, from the early nineteenth century to the present. They engage with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature. This Companion will be an invaluable resource, introducing undergraduate and graduate students to the complexities of the field.


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Troubling Nationhood in U.S. Latina Literature

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 0813561191
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free Troubling Nationhood in U.S. Latina Literature PDF by Maya Socolovsky Full Book and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the ways in which recent U.S. Latina literature challenges popular definitions of nationhood and national identity. It explores a group of feminist texts that are representative of the U.S. Latina literary boom of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, when an emerging group of writers gained prominence in mainstream and academic circles. Through close readings of select contemporary Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American works, Maya Socolovsky argues that these narratives are “remapping” the United States so that it is fully integrated within a larger, hemispheric Americas. Looking at such concerns as nation, place, trauma, and storytelling, writers Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Esmeralda Santiago, Ana Castillo, Himilce Novas, and Judith Ortiz Cofer challenge popular views of Latino cultural “unbelonging” and make strong cases for the legitimate presence of Latinas/os within the United States. In this way, they also counter much of today’s anti-immigration rhetoric. Imagining the U.S. as part of a broader "Americas," these writings trouble imperialist notions of nationhood, in which political borders and a long history of intervention and colonization beyond those borders have come to shape and determine the dominant culture's writing and the defining of all Latinos as "other" to the nation.


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Reading U.S. Latina Writers

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1403982252
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Free Reading U.S. Latina Writers PDF by A. Quintana Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-03-18 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essential teaching guide focuses on an emerging body of literature by U.S. Latina and Latin American Women writers. It will assist non-specialist educators in syllabus revision, new course design and classroom presentation. The inclusive focus of the book - that is, combining both US Latina and Latin American women writers - is significant because it introduces a more global and transnational way of approaching the literature. The introduction outlines the major historical experiences that inform the literature, the important genres, periods, movements and authors in its evolution; the traditions and influences that shape the works; and key critical issues of which teachers should be aware. The collection seeks to provide readers with a variety of Latina texts that will guarantee its long-term usefulness to teachers and students of pan-American literature. Because it is no longer possible to understand U.S. Latina literature without taking into consideration the histories and cultures of Latin America, the volume will, through its organization, argue for a more globalized type of analysis which considers the similarities as well as the differences in U.S. and Latin American women's cultural productions. In this context, the term Latina evokes a diasporic, transnational condition in order to address some of the pedagogical issues posed by the bicultural nature which is inherent in pan-American women's literature.


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Geographies of Girlhood in US Latina Writing

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030201074
Pages : 198 pages
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Download Free Geographies of Girlhood in US Latina Writing PDF by Andrea Fernández-García Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an in-depth study of Latina girls, portrayed in five coming-of-age narratives by using spaces and places as hermeneutical tools. The texts under study here are Julia Alvarez’s Return to Sender (2009), Norma E. Cantú’s Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera (1995), Mary Helen Ponce’s Hoyt Street: An Autobiography (1993), and Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican (1993) and Almost a Woman (1998). Unlike most representations of Latina girls, which are characterized by cultural inaccuracies, tropes of exoticism, and a tendency to associate the host society with modernity and their girls’ cultures of origin with backwardness and oppression, these texts contribute to reimagining the social differently from what the dominant imagery offers. By illustrating the vexing phenomena the characters have to negotiate on a daily basis (such as racism, sexism, and displacement), these narratives open avenues for a critical exploration of the legacies of colonial modernity. This book, therefore, not only enables an analysis of how the girls’ development is shaped by these structures of power, but also shows how such legacies are reversed as the characters negotiate their identities. It breaks with the longstanding characterization of young people, and especially Latina girls, as voiceless and deprived of agency, showing readers that this youth group also has say in controlling their lifeworlds.


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Latino/a Literature in the Classroom

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317933982
Pages : 380 pages
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Download Free Latino/a Literature in the Classroom PDF by Frederick Luis Aldama Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-19 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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, comic book, children and young adult literature, film, performance art, and multi-media digital texts, among others. The essays provide conceptual vocabularies and tools to help teachers design courses that pay attention to: Issues of form across a range of storytelling media Issues of content such as theme and character Issues of historical periods, linguistic communities, and regions Issues of institutional classroom settings The volume innovatively adds to and complicates the broader humanities curriculum by offering new possibilities for pedagogical practice.


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Latino Writers and Journalists

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ISBN : 1438107854
Pages : 305 pages
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Download Free Latino Writers and Journalists PDF by Jamie Martinez Wood Full Book and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides short biographies of Latino American writers and journalists and information on their works.


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The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature

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ISBN : 1136161740
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Free The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature PDF by Frederick Luis Aldama Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature presents the first comprehensive overview of these popular, experimental and diverse literary cultures. Frederick Luis Aldama traces a historical path through Latino/a literature, examining both the historical and political contexts of the works, as well as their authors and the readership. He also provides an enlightening analysis of: the differing sub-groups of Latino/a literature, including Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican American, Dominican American, and Central and South American émigré authors established and emerging literary trends such as the postmodern, historical, chica-lit storytelling formats and the graphic novel key literary themes, including gender and sexuality, feminist and queer voices, and migration and borderlands. The author’s methodology and interpretation of a wealth of information will put this rich and diverse area of literary culture into a new light for scholars. The book’s student-friendly features such as a glossary, guide to further reading, explanatory text boxes and chapter summaries, make this the ideal text for anyone approaching the area for the first time.


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Body Art/performing the Subject

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN : 9780816627738
Pages : 349 pages
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Download Free Body Art/performing the Subject PDF by Amelia Jones Full Book and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "With great originality and scholarship, Amelia Jones maps out an extraordinary history of body art over the last three decades and embeds it in the theoretical terrain of postmoderism. The result is a wonderful and permissive space in which the viewer...can wander"...-Moira Roth, Trefethen professor of art history, Mills College.


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American English(es)

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443849030
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Free American English(es) PDF by Anna Belladelli Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-05-24 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American English(es) focuses on the manifold nature of a macro-regional variety of English which is better described in the plural form, thus enhancing the endless contribution of most diverse ethnic groups, such as those kidnapped from Africa to be employed as slaves, survivors of native American tribes systematically exterminated in the past, and, later on, European Jews escaping from pogroms, Europeans and Asians escaping from poverty, and, more recently, Central and South Americans, mostly Spanish speakers, emigrating to the USA in search of supposedly better living conditions. By tackling the notions of “minority”, “variety”, and “dialect”, this book singles out three language-related phenomena which are currently relevant to the academic and cultural debate concerning US society, namely the obsolescent representation of minority vs hegemonic varieties of English, the latest developments of the Spanish vs English controversy, and the increasing exposure of slang in public contexts. The multiple points of view on American Englishes, offered by the essays included in the present volume, draw on diverse and often contrasting approaches, ranging from corpus linguistics to cultural studies, from lexicography/lexicology to discourse analysis.