Contemporary U.S. Latino/a Literary Criticism

Contemporary U.S. Latino/a Literary Criticism

by L. Sandin
     
 

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This is the first compilation of essays to bring together the most important U.S. Latino/a literary criticism of the last decade. This timely text has been long in coming as U.S. Latino/a literary criticism

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This is the first compilation of essays to bring together the most important U.S. Latino/a literary criticism of the last decade. This timely text has been long in coming as U.S. Latino/a literary criticism has grown exponentially throughout U.S universities since 1995.

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"This collection brings together an impressive group of established and young scholars to produce a multi-layered, theoretically complex approach to the practices of Latino/a criticism. These essays continue the dialogue about ambivalent identities and the usefulness (or lack thereof) of contemporary literary theory in helping scholars tease out the meaning of Latino/a texts. It should prove a valuable and popular text for scholars and students of Latino/a literature." - Lisa Paravisini, Vassar College

"Welcome to 21st century literary criticism of the Americas, where the foreign is domestic, the strange familiar, and the presumed outsider is the ultimate insider. Free from the idea that Latino/a literature's work is identity politics, Contemporary US Latino/a Literary Criticism takes the path less taken and asks how does this literature offers alternative ways of understanding today's world. In contrast to most writing on the subject, this collection is also not about how Latinos are becoming Americans. Rather, it's about how the people of the United States are becoming Americans in a whole different way." - Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Professor of English and Latino Studies, Columbia University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403979995
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Series:
American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Lyn Di Iorio Sandín is the author of Killing Spanish: Literary Essays on Ambivalent U.S. Latino/a Identity (Palgrave Macmillan 2004). She has recently finished her first novel called Outside the Bones, and her short fiction has been published in The Bilingual Review, The Hogtown Creek Review, and The Texas Review, among other venues. She is also the author of articles and translations. She is currently a specialist in Latino/a and Caribbean literatures at The City College of New York.

Richard Perez is working towards his Ph.D. in English and American literatures at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently writing his dissertation on the Specter in Post-colonial and Trans-American literature. His work has appeared in Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. Perez also writes book reviews for Tempo, the Latino section of The New York Post. He teaches at Hunter College.

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