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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Oswaldo Zavala In the last decade, violence attributed to Latin American drug cartels has become a common theme in a proliferation of fiction and non-fiction about the drug trade written both in Mexico and the U.S. This essay shows how the majority of Mexican narconarratives—in particular the works...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: “very graphic”) of such bar- barous events as ISIS beheadings and body mutilations by Mexican drug cartels. These abominations, however, have a lengthy historical precedence. “Disarticu- lated heads” play a conspicuous role in neo-Assyrian iconography of the ninth to seventh centuries BCE...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 189–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of this problem within cultural studies is ironic; although its practitioners are concerned with popular culture, they often write in discourses incomprehen- sible to all but the academically initiated. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 196 The warnings have now escalated exponentially because of drug traffi cking...