SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture
A Latin American Existentialist Ethos
Examines twentieth-century Mexican literature and philosophy within the broad panorama of Latin American and European existentialisms.
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
Barcelona, City of Comics
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.
The Disintegration of Community
Analysis of this important Mexican philosopher's social, cultural, and political writings.
Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.
The Space of Disappearance
Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.
Forms of Disappointment
Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.
An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.
An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.
Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory
First book in English to offer a thorough introduction to key concepts and figures in Spanish feminist thought.
With a Diamond in My Shoe
The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.
States of Grace
Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theologico-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Engages in a critical reanalysis of historical Ibero-American experimental poetry in order to demonstrate how the contemporary digital vanguard owes much to this tradition.
Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
City in Common
Addresses ways that cultural imaginaries point toward alternative urban futures.
Contingency and Commitment
Offers the first comprehensive survey of Mexican existentialism to appear in English.
First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Borges, the Jew
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.
Serves as a source for the exploration of many dimensions of the human experience in relation to other beings, ranging from machines and blueprints to mollusks and plants.
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.
Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.
Borges, Second Edition
Expanded edition with new chapters and updates to the translation and bibliography.
The Everyday Atlantic
Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
The Suspension of Seriousness
First in-depth analysis of this important Mexican philosopher’s work.
Situates Borges at the limit of philosophy and literature.
Changing Women, Changing Nation
Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.
Documents in Crisis
Examines the theory and practice of nonfiction narrative literature in twentieth-century Mexico.
A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.
Examines the relationship of Spain’s 1960s tourist boom to Franco’s right-wing dictatorship.
Cuban-American Literature and Art
Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.
Encourages a deep reading of a selection of essential Spanish films.
Images of Thought
Explores the relationship between philosophy and art through the work of Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez.
Identity, Memory, and Diaspora
Offers a detailed picture of the lives of Cuban Americans through interviews with artists, writers, and philosophers.
Internationally renowned scholars address the Cuban diaspora from multiple perspectives and locations.
Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Offers a sustained analysis of both high and low queer culture and its connections to cultural and political processes in Spain.
The Censorship Files
Investigates the role played by censorship in the Spanish-language publishing industry, which led to the Latin American Boom literature of the 1960s and 1970s.
Explores the trope of modernity in García Ponce’s writings.
Reading Borges after Benjamin
Together with original readings of some of Benjamin’s finest essays, this book examines a series of Borges’s works as allegories of Argentine modernity.
The Role of History in Latin American Philosophy
Argues that there are original positions to be found in the work of Latin American philosophers.
Between Argentines and Arabs
Examines the presence of Arabs and the Arab world in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Argentine literature by juxtaposing works by Argentines of European descent and those written by Arab immigrants in Argentina.
Linking the Americas
Provides a comparative look at women's texts across the Americas.
Mothers, Lovers, and Others
Provocative reappraisal of the portrayal of women in Julio Cortázar's short stories.
Exposes the cultural roots of Spanish fascism.
Pursues an inquiry into the cultural and linguistic dissonances that Spanish creates in the United States.
Latin American Women On/In Stages
Compares plays by Latin American women dramatists born after 1945.
Analyzes the explosive connections among strategic uses of humor, women's bodies, and resistance in fiction by Latin American women writers.
A Geography of Hard Times
Unravels the rich complexities of the colonial travel experience.
Bored to Distraction
Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untroubling distractions from everyday routines.
Three Spanish Philosophers
An introduction to the thought of three major philosophers of twentieth-century Spain.
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies
Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.
Lisa Block de Behar explores the trope of quotation in the works of Jorge Luis Borges.
Writers, translators, and critics explore the cultural politics and transnational impact of Latin American literature.
The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle
Diverse perspectives on the “chronicle”as a literary genre and socio-cultural practice.
What is Knowledge?
Appearing in English for the first time, this book comprises two of Ortega's most important works, ¿Qué es conocimiento? and the essay "Ideas y creencias. " This is Ortega's attempt to systematically ...
Colonialism Past and Present
Critiques lingering manifestations of colonialism in contemporary Latin American scholarship.
Folklore and Literature
Explores how modern folklore, through its preservation of ballads and folktales, supplements our understanding of the oral tradition and enhances our knowledge of early literature.
Onetti and Others
Explores the connections between Onetti, a foundational figure of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond.
Re-reading Jose Martí (1853-1895)
Re-evaluates Jose Marti's contribution to Latin America's literature and political evolution.
Explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, uncovering the city's class, gender, political, and aesthetic resonances for Latin America
The Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction
Provides a clear account of the issues in Spanish American fiction in the last quarter-century by attempting to answer questions on the Boom, Post-Boom, and its relation to Postmodernism.
Women Writing Women
This first anthology in English dedicated exclusively to Spanish-American women playwrights includes eight plays by award-winning authors who have received national and international acclaim.
A Watch Over Mortality
An in-depth study of the thought of contemporary Spanish philosopher Julian Marias, in the context of Ortega y Gasset and his times and twentieth-century Spanish culture.
Bridging the Atlantic
This collection of historical, philosophical, sociopolitical, and literary essays examines the linkages between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.
Structures of Power
Explores the many faces of power as revealed in twentieth-century Spanish-American fiction.
Painting on the Page
This book examines psychoanalysis, feminism, philosophy, and semiotics to examine late 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish and Spanish-American literature in relation to painting, and to larger questions of art theory and literary history.
José Ortega y Gasset's Metaphysical Innovation
Huéscar presents a systematic critique of idealism and modernity, framing Edmund Husserl's phenomenological philosophy as the most refined and far-reaching version of idealism. He includes the essentials ...
Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought
This book defines the relationship between liberation and cultural identity in the Latin American social reality--from a historically rooted, critical philosophy. Schutte explores the connections between ...
St. John of the Cross
Saint John of the Cross is one of the greatest figures in the history of Western mysticism and one of the greatest poets of the Spanish language. This book examines his thought and then applies it to ...
Academic Rebels in Chile
Many philosophers have been appointed to top-level political positions during Chile's modern history. What makes Chilean philosophers unique in the context of Latin America and beyond, is that they have ...