The Natural World in Latin American Literatures

The Natural World in Latin American Literatures
Author: Adrian Taylor Kane
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780786457601
Language: en
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From the Popol Vuh to postmodernism, imagery of the natural world has played an important role in Latin American literature. In contrast to the rise of ecocritical scholarship in Anglophone literary studies, Latin American literary ecocriticism has been slower to take root. This volume of eleven essays seeks to advance the ecocritical conversation among Latin Americanists, furthering insight into the relationship between humans and their environments. The essays address regions as diverse as Patagonia and the Chihuahua Desert.

The Natural World in Latin American Literatures

The Natural World in Latin American Literatures
Author: Adrian Taylor Kane
Release: 2010
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0786442875
Language: en
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"This volume advances the ecocritical conversation among Latin Americanists, furthering insight into the relationship between humans and their environments, transcending national boundaries by addressing diverse regions. The forms of environmental criticism practiced converge with literary history, aesthetic theory, postcolonialism, and Marxism, broadening the ecocritical approach and providing a strong overview to this growing critical movement"--Provided by publisher.

The Image of the River in Latin o American Literature

The Image of the River in Latin o American Literature
Author: Jeanie Murphy,Elizabeth G. Rivero
Release: 2017-12-20
Editor: Lexington Books
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781498547307
Language: en
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Through the lens of ecocriticism, history, memory, and gender studies, this book studies the many ways in which the image of the river has been integrated into Latin/o American literature from the period of exploration and colonization to modern times, examining the imagery and symbolism tied to rivers in the writings of the region.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
Author: Verity Smith
Release: 1997-03-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 1781
ISBN: 9781135314255
Language: en
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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book

Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
Author: Verity Smith
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 702
ISBN: 9781135960261
Language: en
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Colonial Latin American Literature A Very Short Introduction

Colonial Latin American Literature  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Rolena Adorno
Release: 2011-11-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780199912421
Language: en
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A vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very Short Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished in the New World. A leading scholar of colonial Latin American literature, Rolena Adorno examines the writings that debated the justice of the Spanish conquests, described the novelties of New World nature, expressed the creativity of Hispanic baroque culture in epic, lyric, and satirical poetry, and anticipated Latin American Independence. The works of Spanish, creole, and Amerindian authors highlighted here, including Bartolom? de las Casas, Felipe Guaman Poma, Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz, and Andr?s Bello, have been chosen for the merits of their writings, their participation in the larger literary and cultural debates of their times, and their resonance among readers today. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction
Author: Laura Barbas-Rhoden
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 195
ISBN: 0813045487
Language: en
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The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature

The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature
Author: Lesley Wylie
Release: 2020-12-14
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780822987666
Language: en
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The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature examines the defining role of plants in cultural expression across Latin America, particularly in literature. From the colonial georgic to Pablo Neruda’s Canto general, Lesley Wylie’s close study of botanical imagery demonstrates the fundamental role of the natural world and the relationship between people and plants in the region. Plants are also central to literary forms originating in the Americas, such as the New World Baroque, described by Alejo Carpentier as “nacido de árboles.” The book establishes how vegetal imaginaries are key to Spanish American attempts to renovate European forms and traditions as well as to the reconfiguration of the relationship between humans and nonhumans. Such a reconfiguration, which persistently draws on indigenous animist ontologies to blur the boundaries between people and plants, anticipates much contemporary ecological thinking about our responsibility towards nonhuman nature and shows how environmental thinking by way of plants has a long history in Latin American literature.

A History of Ecology and Environmentalism in Spanish American Literature

A History of Ecology and Environmentalism in Spanish American Literature
Author: Scott M. DeVries
Release: 2013-09-05
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9781611485165
Language: en
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This book traces the development of ecology and environmentalism in Spanish American literature. It provides a historical and literary context for the recent and expanding interest in reading, analyzing and especially teaching Latin America’s environmental literature.

Literature Writing and the Natural World

Literature  Writing  and the Natural World
Author: James Guignard,T. P. Murphy
Release: 2020-06-12
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781527554870
Language: en
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The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities held its annual meeting in 2006 at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. The conference theme was “Literature, Writing, and the Natural World.” This collection grows out of the conference and indicates the desire to understand all aspects of our relationship with the natural world, the function of literature in clarifying that relationship (in ways science and politics cannot), and the role of the literature teacher-scholar wanting to respond to pressures of environmental change. In these times, interpretation is a vital task, not only for the way it educates us about our attitudes toward nature, but because it develops the crucial skills of looking closely, engaging, reflecting, and responding. One could argue that, as a culture, Americans are behind the curve in understanding the ways we depend upon a healthy relationship with nature, and one way (among many) depends upon examining it through texts and textual representation. When the writers here dig into The Main Woods, Jayber Crow, the poetry of Pablo Guevara, or the movie Crash, they are contributing to our understanding of the ways in which we view nature and how that view plays a role in the way we relate to nature. These days, many disciplines engage global warming and other environmental issues routinely, and the literature classroom should be no different. Just as we read a book and address fundamental themes such as “What does it mean to love?” or “How do we develop identity?” we should also be asking “What is my responsibility when I decide what resources to use?” If we understand literature as equipment for living in a warming world, we may be able to help students make some sense out of their world and some decisions about how to act.

Ecological Crisis and Cultural Representation in Latin America

Ecological Crisis and Cultural Representation in Latin America
Author: Mark Anderson,Zelia M. Bora
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Lexington Books
Pages: 363
ISBN: 9781498530965
Language: en
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Worldwide environmental crisis has become increasingly visible over the last few decades as the full scope of anthropogenic climate change manifests itself and large-scale natural resource extraction has expanded into formerly remote areas that seemed beyond the reach of industrialization. Scientists and popular culture alike have turned to the term "Anthropocene" to capture the global scale of environmental and even geological transformations that humans have carried out over the last two centuries. The chapters in Ecological Crisis and Cultural Representation in Latin America examine the dynamics and interplay between local cultures and the expansion of global capitalism in Latin America, emphasizing the role of art in bearing witness to and generating awareness of environmental and social crises, but also its possibilities for formulating solutions. They take particular care to draw out the ways in which local environmental crises in Latin American nations are witnessed and imagined as part of a global system, focusing on the problems of time, scale, and complexity as key terms in conceiving the dimensions of crisis. At the same time, they question the notion of the Anthropocene as a species-wide "human" historical project, making visible the coloniality of natural resource extraction in Latin America and its dire effects for local people, cultures, and environments. Taking an ecocritical approach to Latin American cultural production including literature, film, performance, and digital artwork, the chapters in this volume develop a notion of ecological crisis that captures not only its documentary sense in the representation of environmental destruction (the degradation of the oikos), but also the crisis in the modern worldview (logos) that the acknowledgment of crisis provokes. In this sense, crisis is also the promise of a turning point, of the possibilities for change. Latin American representations of ecological crisis thus create the conditions for projects that decolonize environments, developing new, sustainable ways of conceiving of and relating to our world or returning to old ones.

Critical Perspectives on Afro Latin American Literature

Critical Perspectives on Afro Latin American Literature
Author: Antonio D. Tillis
Release: 2012-04-23
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781136662553
Language: en
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After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative analysis among the vast geographies that encompass African and African Diaspora studies. Scholars in the area of African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and American literature will be able to utilize the eleven essays in this edition to enhance classroom instruction and further academic research.

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture
Author: Sara Castro-Klaren
Release: 2022-06-01
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781119692614
Language: en
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Cutting-edge and insightful discussions of Latin American literature and culture In the newly revised second edition of A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture, Sara Castro-Klaren delivers an eclectic and revealing set of discussions on Latin American culture and literature by scholars at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The included essays—whether they're written from the perspective of historiography, affect theory, decolonial approaches, or human rights—introduce readers to topics like gaucho literature, postcolonial writing in the Andes, and baroque art while pointing to future work on the issues raised. This work engages with anthropology, history, individual memory, testimonio, and environmental studies. It also explores: A thorough introduction to topics of coloniality, including the mapping of the pre-Columbian Americas and colonial religiosity Comprehensive explorations of the emergence of national communities in New Imperial coordinates, including discussions of the Muisca and Mayan cultures Practical discussions of global and local perspectives in Latin American literature, including explorations of Latin American photography and cultural modalities and cross-cultural connections In-depth examinations of uncharted topics in Latin American literature and culture, including discussions of femicide and feminist performances and eco-perspectives Perfect for students in undergraduate and graduate courses tackling Latin American literature and culture topics, A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture, Second Edition will also earn a place in the libraries of members of the general public and PhD students interested in Latin American literature and culture.

The Nature of Hate and the Hatred of Nature in Hispanic Literatures

The Nature of Hate and the Hatred of Nature in Hispanic Literatures
Author: Beatriz Rivera-Barnes
Release: 2020-12-16
Editor: Lexington Books
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781498596497
Language: en
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The Nature of Hate and the Hatred of Nature in Hispanic Literatures retraces the “nature of hatred” and the “hatred of nature” from the earliest traditions of Western literature including Biblical texts, Medieval Spanish literature, early Spanish Renaissance texts, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century Iberian and Latin American literatures. The nature of hate is neither hate in its weakened form, as in disliking or loving less, nor hate in its righteous form, as in “I hate hatred,” rather hate in its primal form as told and conveyed in so many culturally influential Bible stories that are at the root of hatred as it manifests itself today. The hatred of nature is not only contempt for the natural world, but also the idea of nature hating in return, thus inspiring even more hatred of nature. While some chapters, such as the one dedicated to La Celestina, focus more on the nature of hate and the hatred of love, they do address the hatred of nature, as when Celestina conjures Pluto, who happens to be closer to nature than to Satan. Other chapters, such as the ones dedicated to the Latin American novels set in the jungle, focus more on the hatred of nature but ultimately turn to the nature of hatred by analyzing hatred and the descent into madness. In the final chapters Beatriz Rivera-Barnes simultaneously addresses the nature of hatred and the hatred of nature as well as the ecophilia/ecophobia debate in twentieth-century Latin American literatures and considers, if not an assimilation of hate, possibly the cannibalizing of hate.

A Companion to Latin American Literature

A Companion to Latin American Literature
Author: Stephen M. Hart
Release: 2007
Editor: Tamesis Books
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781855661479
Language: en
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The evolution of Latin American literature.

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría,Enrique Pupo-Walker
Release: 1996-09-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 706
ISBN: 0521340691
Language: en
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"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Cosmos Values and Consciousness in Latin American Digital Culture

Cosmos  Values  and Consciousness in Latin American Digital Culture
Author: Angelica J. Huizar
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9783030453985
Language: en
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This book understands digital cultural production of electronic literatures and digital art by looking at electronic and digital works that produce subjective positionality, clouded knowledges of quantum theories, and metaphysical patterns grounded in a cultural ideology. This book underlines a conceptual framework for understanding how digital media impacts reading, approaching, and even interpreting social reality. The qualitative analyses interpret the current zeitgeist, and the works selected speak of the diverse, sometimes regionalized, and often multi-ethnic reality of the Latin American experience. The analyses elaborate on how artists reflect both the world they live in and a universal consciousness. These artists are not simply “digitalizing literature,” and these works are more than techy creations; rather, they make us think of other directions and connections.

Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema

Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema
Author: Carolina Rocha,Georgia Seminet
Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: Lexington Books
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780739199527
Language: en
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Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema is the first book to examine how Latin American filmmakers represent the subjectivity of children and adolescents in an adult medium. The chapters analyze children’s developing agency in diverse social contexts across Latin America.

Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women s Writing

Global Issues in Contemporary Hispanic Women s Writing
Author: Estrella Cibreiro,Francisca López
Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780415626941
Language: en
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Carolyn Tuttle led a group that interviewed 620 women maquila workers in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The responses from this representative sample refute many of the hopeful predictions made by scholars before NAFTA and reveal instead that little has improved for maquila workers. The women's stories make it plain that free trade has created more low-paying jobs in sweatshops where workers are exploited. Families of maquila workers live in one- or two-room houses with no running water, no drainage, and no heat. The multinational companies who operate the maquilas consistently break Mexican labor laws by requiring women to work more than nine hours a day, six days a week, without medical benefits, while the minimum wage they pay workers is insufficient to feed their families. These findings will make a crucial contribution to debates over free trade, CAFTA-DR, and the impact of globalization. The book visits continuities and discontinuities among Spanish and Latin American women with regards to the ways in which they approach writing as a political weapon: to express ecological concerns; to denounce social injustice; to re-articulate existing paradigms, such as local versus global, violence versus pacifism, immigrant versus citizen; and to raise consciousness about racist, sexist, and other discriminatory practices. Such use of writing as an instrument of ethical and political exploration is underlined throughout the different articles in the volume as the authors emphasize pluralism, social justice, gender equality, tolerance, and political representation. This book offers readers a broad perspective on the multiple ways in which Hispanic women writers are explicitly exploring the social, political, and, economic realities of our era and integrating global perspectives and gender concerns into their writing, highlighting the unprecedented level of sociopolitical engagement practiced by 20th and 21st century Hispanic women writers.

Latin American Literature in Transition 1980 2018 Volume 5

Latin American Literature in Transition 1980   2018  Volume 5
Author: Mónica Szurmuk,Debra A. Castillo
Release: 2022-12-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 671
ISBN: 9781108982641
Language: en
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How do we address the idea of the literary now at the end of the second decade in the 21st century? Many traditional categories obscure or overlook significant contemporary forms of cultural production. This volume looks at literature and culture in general in this hinge period. Latin American Literature in Transition 1980-2018 examines the ways literary culture complicates national or area studies understandings of cultural production. Topics point to fresh, intersectional understandings of cultural practice, while keeping in mind the ongoing stakes in a struggle over material and intangible cultural and political borders that are being reinforced in formidable ways.