This essay traces José Esteban Muñoz's critical contributions to Caribbean studies. By paying particular attention to his commitment to futurity, Ruiz suggests that the hispanophone Caribe's “all-overness,” its subjectivity on the move, is at the heart of Muñoz's critical vision of temporality. Through readings of the revolutionary performances of excess by Carmelita Tropicana, La Lupe, and Dolores “Lolita” Lebrón Sotomayor, the author explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics and the potential of anticolonial horizons.
Sandra Ruiz; El Caribe on the Horizon: José Esteban Muñoz and the Commitment to Futurity. Small Axe 1 July 2015; 19 (2 (47)): 94–103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-3139406
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