ABSTRACT

Latino/a literature is one of the fastest developing fields in the discipline of literary studies. It represents an identity that is characterized by fluidity and diversity, often explored through divisions formed by language, race, gender, sexuality, and immigration.

The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars of Latino/a literature and analyses:

  • Regional, cultural and sexual identities in Latino/a literature
  • Worldviews and traditions of Latino/a cultural creation
  • Latino/a literature in different international contexts
  • The impact of differing literary forms of Latino/a literature
  • The politics of canon formation in Latino/a literature.

This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction

BySuzanne Bost, Frances R. Aparicio

part |120 pages

Identities

chapter |12 pages

Latinidad

ByMarta Caminero-Santangelo

chapter |9 pages

Mestizaje

ByRafael Pérez-Torres

chapter |12 pages

Afro-Latino/a Literature and Identity

ByWilliam Luis

chapter |9 pages

Urban Spaces

ByRaúl Homero Villa

chapter |12 pages

Feminisms

ByPatricia Marina Trujillo

chapter |8 pages

Masculinities

ByJennifer Domino Rudolph

chapter |9 pages

Queerness

BySandra K. Soto

chapter |11 pages

Illness

BySuzanne Bost

chapter |12 pages

Chicano/a and Latino/a Literary Studies in Mexico

ByMarisa Belausteguigoitia Rius, María del Socorro Gutiérrez Magallanes

chapter |9 pages

Latino/a Literature in Western Europe

ByFrauke Gewecke

chapter |8 pages

Latino/a Literary Studies in Siberia

ByElena Nakaznaya

chapter |7 pages

Latino/a Literature in the Arab World

ByDalia M. A. Gomaa

part |73 pages

Worldviews

chapter |10 pages

Citizenship

ByBelinda Linn Rincón, Suzanne Oboler

chapter |9 pages

Marxist Literary Criticism

ByMathias Nilges

chapter |10 pages

Neoliberalism

ByKristy L. Ulibarri

chapter |10 pages

Nationalism

ByJohn Alba Cutler

chapter |10 pages

Transnationalism

ByElizabeth Russ

chapter |13 pages

Indigeneity

ByGeorge Hartley

chapter |9 pages

Environmentalism

ByGrisel Y. Acosta

part |67 pages

Traditions

chapter |9 pages

Negotiating Language

ByAllison E. Fagan

chapter |13 pages

Latino/a Literature and The Uses of Folklore

ByMaría Eugenia Cotera

chapter |11 pages

Popular Music

ByFrances R. Aparicio

chapter |11 pages

Spirituality

ByTheresa Delgadillo

chapter |10 pages

Culinary Encounters in Latino/a Literature

ByMeredith E. Abarca

chapter |11 pages

Themes in Latino/a Visual Art

ByConstance Cortez

part |110 pages

Literary Forms

chapter |10 pages

Teatro

ByJon D. Rossini

chapter |14 pages

Poetry

ByUrayoán Noel

chapter |11 pages

Novel

ByDavid J. Vázquez

chapter |13 pages

Memoir, Autobiography, Testimonio

ByNorma E. Cantú

chapter |11 pages

Revistas

ByRoberta Fernández

chapter |8 pages

Magical Realism

ByFrederick Luis Aldama

chapter |9 pages

Chica Lit

ByTace Hedrick

chapter |10 pages

Science Fiction

ByEmily A. Maguire

chapter |14 pages

Comics

ByFrederick Luis Aldama

chapter |8 pages

Children's Literature

ByMary Pat Brady

part |123 pages

Canons

chapter |11 pages

The Formation of a Latino/a Canon

ByRaphael Dalleo, Elena Machado Sáez

chapter |10 pages

Chicano/a Literature

ByHéctor Calderón

chapter |7 pages

Boricua Literature

ByLisa Sánchez González

chapter |10 pages

Cuban-American Literature

ByRicardo L. Ortíz

chapter |13 pages

Dominican-American Literature

BySilvio Torres-Saillant

chapter |9 pages

South American Latino/a Writers in the United States

ByJuanita Heredia

chapter |9 pages

Literatures of Central Americans in the United States

ByAna Patricia Rodríguez

chapter |8 pages

Literature of the Borderlands

ByMaría-Socorro Tabuenca Córdoba

chapter |14 pages

Thirty Years of Chicana/Latina Lesbian Literary Production

ByAlicia Gaspar de Alba

chapter |9 pages

Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage

ByJosé F. Aranda

chapter |10 pages

Authors, Readers, and the Mediations of Print Culture

ByKirsten Silva Gruesz

chapter |11 pages

Censorship and Latino/a Texts

ByLaura Halperin