The essays in this volume broaden previous approaches to Atlantic literature and culture by comparatively studying the politics and textualities of Southern Europe, North America, and Latin America across languages, cultures, and periods. Historically grounded while offering new theoretical approaches, the volume encourages debate on whether the critical lens of imperialism often invoked to explain transatlantic studies may be challenged by the diagonal translinguistic relationships that comprise what the editors term "the wider Atlantic". The essays explore how instances of inverse coloniality, global networks of circulation, and linguistic conceptualizations of nation and identity question dominant structures of power from the nineteenth century to today.
About the Author
Tania Gentic is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. She is the author of The Everyday Atlantic: Time, Knowledge, and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-Century Iberian and Latin American Newspaper Chronicle and numerous articles on Iberian and Latin American culture. She recently co-edited Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America: Mediatized Sensibilities in a Globalized Era with Matthew Bush.
Francisco LaRubia-Prado is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He has also taught at Princeton University and at the John Hopkins University. He has published and edited books on Miguel de Unamuno, José Ortega y Gasset, the Enlightenment, the Romantic period, Cervantes, and intellectual history as well as many essays on Spanish and European literature.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction.- 2On Hercules’s Threshold: Epistemic Pluralities and Oceanic Realignments in the Euro-Atlantic Space.- 2Imperial History and the Postnational Other.- 3Transatlantic Sovereignty and the Creation of the Modern Colonial Subject.- 4From Granada to Havana: Federico García Lorca, the Avant-Garde, and Orientalism.- 5Mexican Muralism and the North American Anti-AestheticTransatlantic Musical Crossover: Miguel Bosé in the U.S.A and Bruce Springsteen in Spain.- 6Travelling Objects in Flora Tristán’s “Pilgrimages of a Pariah”and Frances Calderón’s “Life in Mexico”.- 7The Discovery of the Mediterranean: Alfonso Reyes and the Spanish American Claimto Spanish Culture.- 8Translocal Misreadings: Eugeni d’Ors in Latin America and Transatlantic Studies Today.-Language and Empire:Post-Colonial “english” and Unamuno's “archi-Castilian”.- 7A Transatlantic Discourse of Empowerment: Gendering Slavery in Sab.-8A Disconcerting Language: Valle Inclán’sTirano Banderasand the Hispanic Atlantic.- 9Epilogue: Reflections on the Geographical Turn.