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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 450–454.
Published: 01 June 2003
... James Nagel. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2001. xi, 297 pp. $49.95. Stages of Life: Transcultural Performance and Identity in U.S. Latina Theater.By Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez and Nancy Saporta Sternbach. Tucson: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 645–647.
Published: 01 September 2016
...); and chapter 4, which focuses on Appalachian Latina/o poets Maurice Kilwein Guevara’s and Marcos McPeek Villatoro’s complex allegiances, affiliations, and disaffiliations across ethnicity and region. Finally, both volumes crucially turn us back toward a poetics that attends closely to poetry’s many...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 848–850.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night. By María DeGuzmán. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press. 2012. x, 310 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $28.00; e-book, $23.99. Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies. By Claudia Milian. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. x, 301...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 609–612.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Latina/o counterdictatorial imaginary, mobilizing the novel genre to connect “structures of power, narrative control, and social location” (15). Each chapter centers on one novel—allowing a deep exploration of the relationship between content and form. Especially attentive to form, chapter 1 examines the...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
... . Dávila Arlene , and Rivero Yeidi M. , eds. 2014 . Contemporary Latina/o Media: Production, Circulation, Politics . New York : New York Univ. Press . Davis Mike . 2000 . Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US Big City . 2nd ed. London : Verso . “ Death Watch .” 2015...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 141–170.
Published: 01 March 2018
... some social freedoms and mobility to minorities by spurring civil rights legislation, immigration reforms, welfare programs, and affirmative action policies. These reforms positively impacted the socioeconomic chances of minorities, including Latina/os (Agius Vallejo 2012 ). But securing formal legal...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 811–839.
Published: 01 December 2019
... University Press 2019 transnationalism gender neoliberalism border Latina and Latino literature Because belonging is something I do through you, a sentence. . . . Because to use language, or allow oneself to be used by it, is a daily practice of politics. —Cristina Rivera Garza, “Keep...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 309–341.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and belonging” that permeated Latina/o communities but petered out under Anglo modernity. By analyzing ideas that “existed only liminally” (395) or that “failed to cohere” (394), Coronado turns away from grand teleology and “unbroken genealogy.” In their place, he discovers “a string of alternate...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 845–848.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... For now, this astute reader gives us much to pon- der at the shallower end of the pool and much to read with genuine excitement about poets finding their way to new forms. Aldon Nielsen, Pennsylvania State University DOI 10.1215/00029831-3329710 Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Past, Present, and Future is an important intervention that recognizes that the category of Latina/o comics represents a range of output that is as broad as the medium itself. In their introduction, Aldama and González run through examples of common genres of Latina/o graphic narrative—science fiction...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 871–886.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Latina(o) literary interactions with the United States (53). An author whose work is under consideration in Latino Dreams, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, assists Allatson in establishing the transcul- tural dimensions of Latina(o) texts: they ‘‘either cannot or refuse ‘to be completely contained by that...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 850–853.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Press 2015 850  American Literature means employing ethnoracial markers such as African American and Latina/o while also trying to indicate their limitations. Milian tries to elude those limits by employing the terms blackness, brownness, and dark brownness. She asserts, “My motive is to...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., the MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, and the MLA Prize for a first book. A descriptive list of all the awards and their deadlines is available from the office of Special Projects, Modern Language Associa- tion, 26 Broadway, Third...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2015
... and home in Sandra Cisneros’s and Carmen Lomas Garza’s children’s literature, glamour and rasquache in Patssi Valdez’s art and film set Book Reviews  407 design, and Diana Rodríguez’s Hollywood performances of Latina domestics. In her...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and Latina/o literature rewards close reading within a social context. Psychological studies show that interracial friendship can alter “racial schemas.” Moya suggests that literature can likewise promote “racial literacy” (6), or understanding among people of different races, because of its...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 451–458.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Didion, and Don DeLillo, among others. He focuses on the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 9/11 attacks to examine U.S. narratives about nationhood and the emergence of a new era. Transnational Latina Narratives in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics of Gender...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... World feminist cultural imperative suggesting that Cen- tral Americans and other Latinas share a common colonial legacy and a common antipatriarchal struggle.22 This unifying strategy of solidarity, however, glosses over...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 203–215.
Published: 01 March 2004
... that gender, ethnicity, and language are under- stood and interrogated in Latin American and Latino studies as a result of globalization and postcoloniality. Reading U.S. Latina Writers: Remapping American Literature. Ed. Alvina E. Quintana. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2003. vi, 212 pp. $55.00...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 454–456.
Published: 01 June 2003
...- malism by a critic like James Nagel. Instead, we need to consider what disci- plinary configurations will be necessary to reimagine the project of American literature of Native, Latina, or Jewish perspectives. Doing so might seem to...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2013
... histories of genocide and incarceration, or how have bilin- gual teaching practices in Latina/o, American Indian, or immigrant com- munities shifted the terrain and political engagement of American literary study? Why teach literary texts and why teach literary texts that purport to be nation based...