(Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape

(Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape

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ISBN-13: 9781349956715
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/30/2018
Series: Literatures of the Americas
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cristina Herrera is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies at California State University, Fresno, USA. She is the author of Contemporary Chicana Literature: (Re)Writing the Maternal Script and has published in Chicana/Latina Studies, Confluencia, and Journal of Caribbean Literatures.



Larissa M. Mercado-López is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at California State University, Fresno, USA. Mercado-López is the co-editor of El Mundo Zurdo 3 and El Mundo Zurdo 4, and has published in Diálogo, Chicana/Latina Studies, and collections from Demeter Press.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part 1 Expanding Latinidades


  1. 1. “Metaphors of Miscegenation: Genre Mixing in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera. Shelley García
  2. 2. . “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Cuban Characters: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda,” Judie Newman





  1. “Pedro Medina and Suburbano Come to the Fore: Miami as a Cultural Stage and Source of Creativity,” Naida Saavedra
  2. “Latin/o American Perspectives of the United States in Sam no es mi tío,” Amrita Das
  3. "The Twenty-first Century Politics of Latinidad: Decolonizing Consciousness, Transnational Solidarity, and Global Activism in Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue,” Georgina Guzmán


Part 2 Crossing Literary Terrains


6. 6. “‘The Waltons, Chicana Style’: Queer Familia and Reclaimed Sisterhood in Terri de la Peña’s Faults,” Cristina Herrera



  1. “Crossing Borders Through Prostitution: Esperanza’s Box of Saints by María Amparo Escandón and Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande,” Carolyn González

8. 8. “Twenty-first Century Literary Border Formations: Neoliberalism and Domingo Martínez's The Boy Kings of Texas,” Magda García



  1. “Capirotada: A Renewed Chicana Spirituality through a Chicana Literary Lens,” Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs


Part 3 Mapping the Body



  1. “Creating a More Compassionate Narrative: Undoing Desconocimiento through Embodied Intimacy in Helena María Viramontes’ Under the Feet of Jesus and Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway,” Christina García López
  2. “Entering the Mainstream: Chicana Lesbian Subjectivity in Contemporary Drama and Performance,” Trevor Boffone
  3. “Slow Lightning: Image, Time, and An Erotics of Reading,” Eliza Rodríguez y Gibson
  4. “From Lost Woman to Third Space Mestiza Maternal Subject: La Llorona as a Metaphor of Transformation,” Larissa M. Mercado-López


Part 4 Writers on Literary (In)visibility: Voicing Activism from the Margins


14. 14. “Extremely Brown and Incredibly Ignored,” Alex Espinoza



  1. “Latino Literature for Children and the Lack of Diversity,” Gabriela Baeza Ventura

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Urges and insists on a configuration of literary interpretation that is mobile, apprehensive, and necessary ... . This collection of writers are uninhibited and unapologetic about our times. One of the best examples of Chicana/o and Latina/o engagement of new landscapes and frontiers, this book is propelled by the insufficiency of attention paid to the Latina/o experience and explores ways to address the unrest of a new generation of scholarship.” (Ellie D. Hernández, Associate Professor, University of California Santa Barbara, USA)

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