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Always in Translation: Ways of Writing in Spanish and English  

Regina Galasso

For outsiders, the languages of Latino literature are English, Spanish, and code-switching between the two languages. What is more, code-switching is considered a symptom of not knowing ... More

Atlantic Continuities in Tomás Rivera and Rudolfo Anaya  

Sarah M. Quesada

This chapter draws from Tomás Rivera’s poetry and Rudolfo Anaya’s short story “The Man Who Could Fly” (2006) to read continuities of an Atlantic world formation within the Southwest. ... More

Attending to AIDS: Elegy's Rendez‐vous with Testimonial  

Ross Chambers

Print publication date:
Apr 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article mentions the complicated relationship between elegy and the longing for aesthetic redemption; however, such longing is rarely distant from anger and rage, and therefore never ... More

“Beyond the Lines of Poetry”: Ethnic Traditions and Imaginative Interventions in Irish-American Poetics  

Tara Stubbs

This article aims to provide a brief recent history of Irish-American literary studies, then focuses on how Irish-American poetics might be employed as an evaluative critical lens through ... More

Bridges to Cuba and Latina/Latino Studies  

Ruth Behar

This essay focuses on the complex relationship between Cuban studies and Latina/Latino studies. A full engagement between the two scholarly endeavors is often difficult because of the ... More

The Chicano Movement in the New America  

Mario T. Garcia

The Chicano movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by people of Mexican descent in the United States. As part of the 1960s and 1970s social ... More

The Contemporary Anti‐Elegy  

R. Clifton Spargo

Print publication date:
Apr 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article describes the measure of the elegy's self-subversions through history, but finds that in its contemporary form it has reached an apex of resistance that plays out in the realm ... More

Kaddish: Jewish American Elegy Post‐1945  

Maeera Y. Shreiber

Print publication date:
Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article considers the subject of survival, focusing on the continuation of Jewish rituals of mourning and memory in Jewish poetry. Poets such as Charles Reznikoff, Allen Ginsberg, and ... More

Latina/os and Race  

Silvio Torres-Saillant

This chapter argues that the subject of racism and race is crucial to Latino studies in that the historical conditions responsible for birthing gospels of phenotype and fundamentalisms of ... More

Latino Urbanism and the Gentrifying City  

Erualdo R. González

The nexus between Latina/o Studies and urban planning scholarship is thin but slowly growing. There remains opportunity to add critical perspectives to this emerging body of work.This ... More

Latinx Pop Cultural Studies Hoy!  

Frederick Luis Aldama

Despite Latinxs being the largest growing demographic in the United States, their experiences and identities continue to be underrepresented and misrepresented in the mainstream pop ... More

Notes on Latino Philology  

Ilan Stavans

This article reflects on the importance of language studies as an essential yet forgotten portal through which to appreciate politics, society, and culture. Written in an accessible tone ... More

Published Native American Drama, 1970–2011  

Alexander Pettit

Print publication date:
Sep 2014
Online publication date:
Feb 2014
The drama produced by Native Americans has its roots in ceremonies that are performative but have largely been sustained orally. Modern Native drama emerged in the mid-1960s, following the ... More

Theatricality in Contemporary Visual and Performance Art on New World Slavery  

Ilka Saal

This article examines forms and uses of theatricality in recent African American productions on slavery in the performing and the visual arts. It argues that by deploying modes of the ... More

Trans Ecology and the Transgender Road Narrative  

Nicole Seymour

This article identifies a particular subgenre of the road narrative, the transgender road narrative, analyzing the film Transamerica and the novel Nevada as representative examples. The ... More