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date: 18 September 2019

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This article examines the role of Mexican America in the U.S. literary imagination. It discusses the hemispheric vision of Mexican America and comments on the notion that sees the invention of Mexican America as only an anticolonial response to the U.S.A. The article suggests that the invention of Mexican America should be read in the context of the complexity of the Americas as a site of layered colonialisms, overlapping geographies, and the contradiction of a Creole double consciousness inventing itself over and over again to avoid discovery.

Keywords: Mexican America, U.S. literary imagination, anticolonial response, layered colonialisms, Creole double consciousness

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