Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

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This highly-innovative volume provides the first sustained academic focus on cyberliterature and cyberculture in Latin America, investigating the ways in which this form of cultural production is providing new configurations of subjects, narrative voices, and even political agency. Despite cyberculture’s spread throughout the Hispanic diaspora, much of the influence of this new discipline on Latin American culture remains undocumented. This timely volume focuses on the inclusivity of this new scholarship and provides extensive geographical coverage of topics as diverse as Chicano border writing and Brazilian and Argentine cybercultural phenomena.

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Editorial Reviews

Eva-Lynn Jagoe
"I know of few books that offer so much geographical and generic coverage on Latin America … it will become required reading for many courses on film, literature, and culture."
— Eva-Lynn Jagoe, University of Toronto.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846310614
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Thea Pitman is senior lecturer in Spanish at the University of Leeds.  Claire Taylor is lecturer in Hispanic studies at the University of Liverpool.

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Table of Contents

‘Latin American Cyberliterature: From the Lettered City to the Creativity of its Citizens’, Jesús Martín-Barbero
Claire Taylor and Thea Pitman
Cyberculture and Cybercommunities
1. ‘The New New Latin American Cinema: Cortometrajes on the Internet’, Debra A. Castillo
2. ‘Cyborgs, Cities, and Celluloid: Memory Machines in Two Latin American Cyborg Films’, Geoffrey Kantaris
3. ‘The Cyberart of Corpos Informáticos’, Margaret Anne Clarke
4. ‘Latin American Cyberprotest: Before and After the Zapatistas’, Thea Pitman
5. ‘Body, Nation and Identity: Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s Performances on the Web’, Niamh Thornton
6. ‘Cyberspace Neighbourhood: The Virtual Construction of Capão Redondo’, Lúcia Sá
7. ‘Literary E-magazines in Latin America: From Criticism to Virtual Communities’, Shoshannah Holdom
8. ‘Negotiating a (Border Literary) Community Online en la línea’, Paul Fallon
Cyberliterature: Avatars and Aficionados

9. ‘Posthumanism in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges’, Stefan Herbrechter and Ivan Callus
10. ‘Cortázar’s Rayuela and the Challenges of the Cybernovel’, Rob Rix
11. ‘Contemporary Brazilian Fiction: Between Screens and Printed Pages’, Ana Cláudia Viegas
12. ‘Creative Processes in Hypermedia Literature: Single Purpose, Multiple Authors’, Doménico Chiappe
13. ‘Hypertext in Context: Space and Time in the Hypertext and Hypermedia Fictions of Blas Valdez and Doménico Chiappe’, Thea Pitman
14. ‘Virtual Bodies and Genders in Cyberspace: Guzik Glantz’s Weblog’, Claire Taylor
15. A Cyberliterary Afterword: ‘Of Blogs and Other Matters’, Edmundo Paz Soldán
Conclusion: ‘Latin American Identity and Cyberspace’, Claire Taylor and Thea Pitman

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