The Editor: Victoria Carpenter is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (B.Sc., 1996) and the University of Hull (Ph.D., 2000). She is a Reader in Latin American Studies at the University of Derby. Her recent publications include the edited collection A World Torn Apart: Representations of Violence in Latin American Narrative (Peter Lang, 2007) and a number of articles on modern Mexican literature. She is the editor of the twentieth-century Latin American literature section of The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies.
(Re)Collecting the Past: History and Collective Memory in Latin American Narrativeby Victoria Carpenter
The collection takes an original approach to
This volume addresses the representation of history and collective memory in Latin American literature. The book presents a variety of novel perspectives on the subject, linked by the common themes of the subjectivity of time and history, literature used as a political tool and the representation of marginalized groups.
The collection takes an original approach to viewing national histories as represented in literature by adopting a cross-disciplinary position. While there are other publications addressing some of the issues raised in this collection, this book goes beyond literary representations of history. The essays collected here examine technological, political and social developments as a means of creating, re-structuring and (in some cases) potentially destroying nations.
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