Latin American Studies

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Atlantic Transformations

Calls attention to the political, economic, and cultural interdependence and interaction of global and local forces shaping the Atlantic world of the nineteenth century.

The Space of Disappearance

Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.

Argentine Intimacies

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

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.

Bordered Writers

Examines innovative writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide.

Speaking Face to Face

The first in-depth analysis of the radical feminist theory and coalitional praxis of scholar-activist María Lugones.

Argentina Noir

An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.

Let's Hear Their Voices

The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.

With a Diamond in My Shoe

The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.

The Mexican Revolution on the World Stage

Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.

Affectual Erasure

Comprehensive examination of how Indigenous peoples have been represented in Argentine film.

Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2

By Arturo Arias
Subjects: Literature

Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.

Troubled Memories

Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.

Liminal Sovereignty

Uses cultural representations to investigate how two religious minority communities came to be incorporated into the Mexican nation.

Blood Circuits

Examines how recent Argentine horror films engage with the legacies of dictatorship and neoliberalism.

The Projected Nation

Investigates how Argentine cinema has represented rural spaces and urban margins from the 1910s to the present.

Animating Black and Brown Liberation

Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.

Adapting Gender

Demonstrates how film adaptations intersect with feminist discourse in neoliberal Mexico.

States of Grace

Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theologico-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.

Only the People Can Save the People

Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.

Citizens' Power in Latin America

Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.

The Trade in the Living

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

On Self-Translation

A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.

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.

Think Like an Archipelago

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.