Summary Book Review Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature by Emma Staniland:
Download or read book Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature written by Emma Staniland and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores six texts from across Spanish America in which the coming-of-age story ('Bildungsroman') offers a critique of gendered selfhood as experienced in the region’s socio-cultural contexts. Looking at a range of novels from the late twentieth century, Staniland explores thematic concerns in terms of their role in elucidating a literary journey towards agency: that is, towards the articulation of a socially and personally viable female gendered identity, mindful of both the hegemonic discourses that constrain it, and the possibility of their deconstruction and reconfiguration. Myth, exile and the female body are the three central themes for understanding the personal, social and political aims of the Post-Boom women writers whose work is explored in this volume: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Ángeles Mastretta, Sylvia Molloy, Cristina Peri Rossi and Zoé Valdés. Their adoption, and adaptation, of an originally eighteenth-century and European literary genre is seen here to reshape the global canon as much as it works to reshape our understanding of gendered identities as socially constructed, culturally contingent, and open-ended.
Summary Book Review Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia by María Claudia André:
Download or read book Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia written by María Claudia André and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-09 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies. Focusing on drama, poetry, and fiction, this work includes authors who have published at least three literary texts that have had a significant impact on Latin American literature and culture. Each entry is followed by extensive bibliographic references, including primary and secondary sources. Coverage consists of critical appreciation and analysis of the writers' works. Brief biographical data is included, but the main focus is on the meanings and contexts of the works as well as their cultural and political impact. In addition to author entries, other themes are explored, such as humor in contemporary Latin American fiction, lesbian literature in Latin America, magic, realism, or mother images in Latin American literature. The aim is to provide a unique, thorough, scholarly survey of women writers and their works in Latin America. This Encyclopedia will be of interest to both to the student of literature as well as to any reader interested in understanding more about Latin American culture, literature, and how women have represented gender and national issues throughout the centuries.
Summary Book Review Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature by B. Sifuentes-Jáuregui:
Download or read book Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature written by B. Sifuentes-Jáuregui and published by Springer. This book was released on 2002-02-22 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about transvestism and the performance of gender in Latin American literature and culture. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui explores the figure of the transvestite and his/her relation to the body through a series of canonical Latin American texts. By analyzing works by Alejo Carpentier, José Donoso, Severo Sarduy and Manuel Puig (author of Kiss of the Spiderwoma n), alongside critical works in gender studies and queer theory, Sifuentes-Jáuregui shows how transvestism operates not only to destabilize, but often to affirm sexual, gender, national and political identities.
Summary Book Review A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture by Sara Castro-Klaren:
Download or read book A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture written by Sara Castro-Klaren and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-06-01 with total page 768 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cutting-edge and insightful discussions of Latin American literature and culture In the newly revised second edition of A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture, Sara Castro-Klaren delivers an eclectic and revealing set of discussions on Latin American culture and literature by scholars at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The included essays—whether they're written from the perspective of historiography, affect theory, decolonial approaches, or human rights—introduce readers to topics like gaucho literature, postcolonial writing in the Andes, and baroque art while pointing to future work on the issues raised. This work engages with anthropology, history, individual memory, testimonio, and environmental studies. It also explores: A thorough introduction to topics of coloniality, including the mapping of the pre-Columbian Americas and colonial religiosity Comprehensive explorations of the emergence of national communities in New Imperial coordinates, including discussions of the Muisca and Mayan cultures Practical discussions of global and local perspectives in Latin American literature, including explorations of Latin American photography and cultural modalities and cross-cultural connections In-depth examinations of uncharted topics in Latin American literature and culture, including discussions of femicide and feminist performances and eco-perspectives Perfect for students in undergraduate and graduate courses tackling Latin American literature and culture topics, A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture, Second Edition will also earn a place in the libraries of members of the general public and PhD students interested in Latin American literature and culture.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature by Verity Smith:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature written by Verity Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 1997-03-26 with total page 950 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book
Summary Book Review The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing by Naomi Lindstrom:
Download or read book The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing written by Naomi Lindstrom and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literature in Latin America has long been a vehicle for debates over the interpretation of social history, cultural identity, and artistic independence. Indeed, Latin American literature has gained international respect for its ability to present social criticism through works of imaginative creation. In this comprehensive, up-to-the-minute survey of research and opinion by leading Latin American cultural and literary critics, Naomi Lindstrom examines five concepts that are currently the focus of intense debate among Latin American writers and thinkers. Writing in simple, clear terms for both general and specialist readers of Latin American literature, she explores the concepts of autonomy and dependency, postmodernism, literary intellectuals and the mass media, testimonial literature, and gender issues, including gay and lesbian themes. Excerpts (in English) from relevant literary works illustrate each concept, while Lindstrom also traces its passage from the social sciences to literature.
Summary Book Review Women's Writing In Latin America by Sara Castro-klaren:
Download or read book Women's Writing In Latin America written by Sara Castro-klaren and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-06-18 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the last two decades Latin American literature has received great critical acclaim in the English-speaking world, although attention has been focused primarily on the classic works of male literary figures such as Borges, Paz, and Cortázar. More recently, studies have begun to evaluate the works of established women writers such as Sor Juana Iné
Summary Book Review Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures by Leila Gómez:
Download or read book Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures written by Leila Gómez and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-06-25 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures provides a dynamic exploration of the subject of teaching gender and feminism through the fundamental corpus encompassing Latin American, Iberian and Latino authors and cultures from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The four editors have created a collaborative forum for both experienced and new voices to share multiple theoretical and practical approaches to the topic. The volume is the first to bring so many areas of study and perspectives together and will serve as a tool for reassessing what it means to teach gender in our fields while providing theoretical and concrete examples of pedagogical strategies, case studies relating to in-class experiences, and suggestions for approaching gender issues that readers can experiment with in their own classrooms. The book will engage students and educators around the topic of gender within the fields of Latin American, Latino and Iberian studies, Gender and Women’s studies, Cultural Studies, English, Education, Comparative Literature, Ethnic studies and Language and Culture for Specific Purposes within Higher Education programs. “Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Texts and Cultures makes a compelling case for the central role of feminist inquiry in higher education today ... Startlingly honest and deeply informed, the essays lead us through classroom experiences in a wide variety of institutional and disciplinary settings. Read together, these essays articulate a vision for twenty-first century feminist pedagogies that embrace a rich diversity of theory, methodology, and modality.” – Lisa Vollendorf, Professor of Spanish and Dean of Humanities and the Arts, San José State University. Author of The Lives of Women: A New History of Inquisitional Spain “What is it like to teach feminism and gender through Latin American, Iberian, and Latino texts? This rich collection of texts ... provides a series of insightful and exhaustive answers to this question ... An essential book for teachers of Latin American, Iberian and Latino/a texts, this volume will also spark new debates among scholars in Gender Studies.” – Mónica Szurmuk, Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina. Author of Mujeres en viaje and co-editor of the Cambridge History of Latin American Women’s Literature
Summary Book Review Latin American Women Writers by Kathy S. Leonard:
Download or read book Latin American Women Writers written by Kathy S. Leonard and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2007-09-19 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.
Summary Book Review Latin American Literature at the Millennium by Cecily Raynor:
Download or read book Latin American Literature at the Millennium written by Cecily Raynor and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Latin American Literature at the Millennium: Local Lives, Global Spaces analyzes literary constructions of locality from the early 1990s to the mid-2010s. In this astute study, Raynor reads work by Roberto Bolaño, Valeria Luiselli, Luiz Ruffato, Bernardo Carvalho, João Gilberto Noll, and Wilson Bueno to reveal representations of the human experience that unsettle conventionally understood links between locality and geographical place. The book raises vital considerations for understanding the region’s transition into the twenty-first century, and for evaluating Latin American authors’ representations of everyday place and modes of belonging. It examines relevant theory on globalization and historical context, including a discussion of the political and economic forces at work when considering Latin America’s engagement with global processes. Across its chapters, it traces localizing techniques in canonical works as well as under-studied and peripheral texts, exploring "local" as a plural concept constructed through language, memory, and patterned affective attachments. Students and scholars of Hispanic and Lusophone studies will find it to be a critical text.
Summary Book Review Technology and Gendered Genre Evolution in Latin America by Kelly Suero:
Download or read book Technology and Gendered Genre Evolution in Latin America written by Kelly Suero and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-08-31 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argentine Women and Technology: An Analysis of Gendered Genre Evolution analyzes the link between gender and technology to explain the mechanisms underlying the association of specific genders with literary genres. Kelly Suero argues that as the democratic effect of the internet affords one the potential to obtain a space of adequate representation, Latin American women—in particular, Argentine women—have come to use technology as a medium through which to obtain a voice through the genres of cyberliterature and cyberculture. Increasing numbers of Argentine women are making an impact on both the literary and virtual spheres as they take technology to new, unexplored areas, such as the flogger youth movement led by Agustina Vivero, and the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo’s discovery of the ability of DNA mitochondrial analysis to help find missing grandchildren from Argentina’s last dictatorship. As technology continues to influence a free Argentine society, Argentinian women will keep utilizing the medium to become innovative voices in fields previously unavailable to them. Scholars of Latin American studies, media studies, gender and women’s studies, and cultural studies will find this book particularly useful.
Author :Helene Carol Weldt-Basson Publisher :University of New Mexico Press Release Date :2017-05-01 ISBN 10 :9780826358165 Pages :232 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (816 users download)
Summary Book Review Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction by Helene Carol Weldt-Basson:
Download or read book Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction written by Helene Carol Weldt-Basson and published by University of New Mexico Press. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary Latin American fiction establishes a unique connection between masquerade, frequently motivated by stigma or trauma, and social justice. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between these two themes. Weldt-Basson examines fourteen novels by twelve different Latin American authors: Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Galindo, Augusto Roa Bastos, Fernando del Paso, Mayra Santos-Febres, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Marcela Serrano, Sara Sefchovich, Luisa Valenzuela, and Ariel Dorfman. She elucidates the varieties of social justice operating in the plots of contemporary Latin American novels: distributive, postmodern/feminist, postcolonial, transitional, and historical justices. The author further examines how masquerade and disguise aid in articulating the theme of social justice, why this is important, and how it relates to Latin American history and the historical novel.
Summary Book Review Latin American Women and the Literature of Madness by Elvira Sanchez-Blake:
Download or read book Latin American Women and the Literature of Madness written by Elvira Sanchez-Blake and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-04-30 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the turn of the millennium, narrative works by Latin American women writers have represented madness within contexts of sociopolitical strife and gender inequality. This book explores contemporary Latin American realities through madness narratives by prominent women authors, including Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay), Lya Luft (Brazil), Diamela Eltit (Chile), Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexico), Laura Restrepo (Colombia) and Irene Vilar (Puerto Rico). Close reading of these works reveals a pattern of literary techniques--a "poetics of madness"--employed by the writers to represent conditions that defy language, make sociopolitical crises tangible and register cultural perceptions of mental illness through literature.
Summary Book Review A Companion to Latin American Women Writers by Brigida M. Pastor:
Download or read book A Companion to Latin American Women Writers written by Brigida M. Pastor and published by Tamesis Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No description available.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature: Brazilian literature. Bibliographies by Roberto González Echevarría:
Download or read book The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature: Brazilian literature. Bibliographies written by Roberto González Echevarría and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Band 3.
Summary Book Review Latin-American Women Writers by Myriam Yvonne Jehenson:
Download or read book Latin-American Women Writers written by Myriam Yvonne Jehenson and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.
Summary Book Review Politically Writing Women in Hispanic Literature by Martha Rubi:
Download or read book Politically Writing Women in Hispanic Literature written by Martha Rubi and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-10-31 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking study explores feminist theory and literary criticism embedded in seventeen works by Hispanic American authors and Latina writers in the United States. The books bring out women's philosophic and historic concepts of becoming a woman politically in the public sphere of society. Philosophers like Luce Irigaray and Deleuze and Guattari have realized that woman's representation in philosophic discursions are missing. The universal "mankind" or the omnipresent "self" can no longer ignore that women have different experiences than man in both the private and public realm. Each aesthetic work whether novel, poem or short story brings a woman-centered concern written by a woman author. The first fourteen lie in diversity; historic, national, cultural and ethnic experiences that Hispanic women undergo daily or during times of social upheaval, mainly dictatorships. How they write imparts experience and action in her trials of becoming multiple selves or subjectivities which theorists and female critics alike identify is missing from two thousand years of Western Philosophy. The stories are unique as the introduction underlines the basis of the concept of becoming which women may embrace in writing themselves politically in literature. The last four works by U.S. Latinas is further problematized through the process of immigration. Hispanic women on their way to becoming Americans have many factors to consider: race, gender, ethnicity, education and social class, which applies to all the main woman characters in each selective work. The criterion is set in the Introduction and applied to work which inspired it. Written from a multicultural standpoint draws from an interdisciplinary perspective whether, psychology, economics, feminist theories, philosophy and history. The study intends to look at ways of thinking the woman question and how she defines herself in the process.