Reading U.S. Latina Writers: Remapping American Literature

Reading U.S. Latina Writers: Remapping American Literature

by A. Quintana (Editor)


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This study outlines the major historical experiences that inform the literature; the important genres, periods, movements and authors in its evolution; the traditions and influences that shape the works; and key critical issues of which teachers should be aware. The collection seeks to provide readers with a variety of Latina texts that will guarantee its long-term usefulness to teachers and students of pan-American literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403969453
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 06/03/2005
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Alvina E. Quintana is Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware and is the author of Home Girls: Chicana Literary Voices.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Alvina E. Quintana
• On Judith Ortiz Cofer's Silent Dancing—Frances Aparicio
• On Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories—Barbara Brinson-Curiel
• O Montserrat Fontes' First Confession and/or Dreams of the Centaur—Norma Cantú
• On Michelle Serror's Chicana Falsa—Lil Crisler
• On Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera—Theresa Delgadillo
• On Cherrie Moraga's Loving in the War Years—Dionne Espinoza
• On Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies—Rosa Linda Fregoso
• On Julia Alvarez's Yo—Karen Gaffney
• On Andrea Herrera's The Pearl of the Antilles—Lourdes Gil
• On Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban—Andrea Herrera
• On Diana Garcia's When Living Was a Labor Camp—Juan Felipe Herrera
• On Marisala Norte's Black Butterfly—Michelle Habell-Pallan
• On Latina Dramatists: Irene Fornes; Cherrie Moraga; Migdalia Cruz—Tiffany Ana Lopez
• On Rosario Castellanos' The Eternal Feminine—Elizabeth Marchant
• On Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Mystery of Survival—Rosa Morilla-Sanchez
• On Esmeralda Santiago's Geographies of Home—Alvina Quintana
• On Nicholasa Mohr's A Matter of Pride & Other Stories—Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez

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