Symbolism 17 Latina O Literature

Author : Rüdiger Ahrens
ISBN : 9783110531312
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The complex nature of globalization increasingly requires a comparative approach to literature in order to understand how migration and commodity flows impact aesthetic production and expressive practices. This special issue of Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics explores the trans-American dimensions of Latina/o literature in a trans-Atlantic context. Examining the theoretical implications suggested by the comparison of the global North-global South dynamics of material and aesthetic exchange, this volume highlights emergent Latina/o authors, texts, and methodologies of interest in for comparative literary studies. In the essays, literary scholars address questions of the transculturation, translation, and reception of Latina/o literature in the United States and Europe. In the interviews, emergent Latina/o authors speak to the processes of creative writing in a transnational context. This volume suggests how the trans-American dialogues found in contemporary Latina/o literature elucidates trans-Atlantic critical dialogues.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Latino Body

Author : Lázaro Lima
ISBN : 0814752144
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Lima's Latino Body promises to productively disrupt the business-as-usual of critical and scholarly practice in the still-emerging field of U.S. Latino studies; it will contribute directly to the next stage in the long process of what it itself terms Latino identity's 'becoming historical' in North American cultural, political, and intellectual contexts. For this reason alone, The Latino Body could not be more welcome, or more timely."--Ricardo L. Ort?z, Georgetown UniversityThe Latino Body tells the story of the United States Latino body politic and its relation to the state: how the state configures Latino subjects and how Latino subjects have in turn altered the state. Lzaro Lima charts the interrelated groups that define themselves as Latinos and examines how these groups have responded to calls for unity and nationally shared conceptions of American cultural identity. He contends that their responses, in times of cultural or political crisis, have given rise to profound cultural transformations, enabling the so-called "Latino subject" to emerge.Analyzing a variety of cultural, literary, artistic, and popular texts from the nineteenth century to the present, Lima dissects the ways in which the Latino body has been imagined, dismembered, and reimagined anew, providing one of the first comprehensive accounts of the construction of Latino cultural identity in the Unites States.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mambo Montage

Author : Agustín Laó-Montes
ISBN : 9780231505444
Genre : History
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New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York City. Together the articles map out the main conceptions of Latino identity as well as the historical process of Latinization of New York. Mambo Montage is both a way of imagining latinidad and an angle of vision on the city.
Category: History

Moments Of Magical Realism In Us Ethnic Literatures

Author : Lyn Di Iorio Sandín
ISBN : 9781137329240
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A collection of essays that explores magical realism as a momentary interruption of realism in US ethnic literature, showing how these moments of magic realism serve to memorialize, address, and redress traumatic ethnic histories.
Category: Literary Criticism

Grundthemen Der Literaturwissenschaft Literarische Form

Author : Robert Matthias Erdbeer
ISBN : 3110364336
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Form ist die wohl einflussreichste, sicher aber die best�ndigste Erkennungs- und Konfliktkategorie des literarischen Feldes. Wie kein anderes Konzept verbindet sie die Selbstbegr�ndungen der Dichtung mit Diskursen �ber sie und stiftet ein Kontinuum, das gegenw�rtige Modelle auf vergangene und eigene auf fremde zu beziehen erlaubt. Das Handbuch 'Literarische Form' beschreibt das Ph�nomen und die mit ihm verbundenen Debatten unter den Rubriken 'Formtheorie', 'Formverfahren' und 'Formkultur' und diskutiert sie in historischer und systematischer Breite - auch mit Blick auf fachdisziplin�re Formdiskurse jenseits der Literaturwissenschaft. Der Formbegriff reicht hierbei von der Mikroebene der literarischen Verfahren �ber Klassifikationskalk�le bei der Gattungsbildung bis zu weltanschaulichen Konzepten und Pragmatiken. Zu diesem Kontext z�hlt auch die Genese der bedeutendsten Bin�roppositionen, die - wie beispielhaft 'Materie vs. Form'- besonders wirkungsm�chtig waren oder durch dynamische Konzepte - etwa 'Immersion und Agency' - erg�nzt und ersetzt worden sind. Das Ziel des Bandes ist die Erstbeschreibung dieser vielschichtigen literaturwissenschaftlichen Formdebatte, die hier in ihren wesentlichen Facetten vorgestellt wird.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reading Literature Historically Drama And Poetry From Chaucer To The Reformation

Author : Greg Walker
ISBN : 9780748681037
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Pioneer of early-modern literary historicism reads Medieval & early Tudor drama & poetry historically. How far should we try to read medieval and early modern texts historically? Does the attempt to uncover how such texts might have been received by their original readers and audiences uncover new, hitherto unexpected contemporary resonances in them? Or does it flatten works of art into mere 'secondary sources' for historical analysis? This book makes the case for the study of literature in context. It demonstrates the value of historical and cultural analysis alongside traditional literary scholarship for enriching our understanding of plays and poems from the medieval and early Tudor past and of the cultures which produced and received them. It equally accepts the risks involved in that kind of study.
Category: Literary Criticism

Chicana O Literaturbetrieb

Author : Ann-Catherine Geuder
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119803844
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dividing The Isthmus

Author : Ana Patricia Rodríguez
ISBN : 9780292774582
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In 1899, the United Fruit Company (UFCO) was officially incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts, beginning an era of economic, diplomatic, and military interventions in Central America. This event marked the inception of the struggle for economic, political, and cultural autonomy in Central America as well as an era of homegrown inequities, injustices, and impunities to which Central Americans have responded in creative and critical ways. This juncture also set the conditions for the creation of the Transisthmus—a material, cultural, and symbolic site of vast intersections of people, products, and narratives. Taking 1899 as her point of departure, Ana Patricia Rodríguez offers a comprehensive, comparative, and meticulously researched book covering more than one hundred years, between 1899 and 2007, of modern cultural and literary production and modern empire-building in Central America. She examines the grand narratives of (anti)imperialism, revolution, subalternity, globalization, impunity, transnational migration, and diaspora, as well as other discursive, historical, and material configurations of the region beyond its geophysical and political confines. Focusing in particular on how the material productions and symbolic tropes of cacao, coffee, indigo, bananas, canals, waste, and transmigrant labor have shaped the transisthmian cultural and literary imaginaries, Rodríguez develops new methodological approaches for studying cultural production in Central America and its diasporas. Monumental in scope and relentlessly impassioned, this work offers new critical readings of Central American narratives and contributes to the growing field of Central American studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Prentice Hall Anthology Of Latino Literature

Author : Eduardo del Rio
ISBN : 0130266876
Genre : Literary Collections
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This anthology exposes readers to a rapidly growing field of literary studies. This mainstream topic focuses on works and authors who have been forged by a dual consciousness.Topics covered include Cultural and Linguistic Considerations, Mexican-American Literature, Cuban-American Literature, and Puerto-Rican American Literature.For readers interested in learning about Latino Literature.
Category: Literary Collections