SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture

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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.

The Other/Argentina

Argues that Jewishness is an essential element of Argentina’s self-fashioning as a modern nation.

Creative Transformations

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.

Unsettling Colonialism

An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.

Argentina Noir

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.

Radical Poetry

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.

Libre Acceso

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.

Two Confessions

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.

Minima Cuba

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.

Carlos Estevez

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.

Painting Modernism

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.

Life Streams

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.

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.

Painting Borges

A provocative examination of the artistic interpretation of twelve of Borges’s most famous stories.

Destination Dictatorship

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.

Burning Darkness

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.

Cuba

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.

Mexico's Ruins

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.

Redreaming America

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.

Humoring Resistance

Analyzes the explosive connections among strategic uses of humor, women's bodies, and resistance in fiction by Latin American women writers.

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.

Borges

Lisa Block de Behar explores the trope of quotation in the works of Jorge Luis Borges.

Voice-Overs

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 Marti (1853-1895)

Re-evaluates Jose Marti's contribution to Latin America's literature and political evolution.

Writing Paris

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.

Jose Ortega y Gasset's Metaphysical Innovation

Huescar 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 ...