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Author: Mario J Valdés; Djelal Kadir
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic  Read more...
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Literary cultures of Latin America : a comparative history / Mario J. Valdés and Djelal Kadir, editors.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mario J Valdés; Djelal Kadir
ISBN: 0195126211 9780195126211 0195175409 9780195175400 0195175417 9780195175417 0195175425 9780195175424
OCLC Number: 53970675
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1 Configurations of literary culture --
v. 2 Institutional modes and cultural modalities --
v. 3 Latin American literary culture. v. 1. Configurations of Literary Culture --
Series Overview : Literary History-Comparatively / Linda Hutcheon and Mario J. Valdes --
Preface / Mario J. Valdes, Djelal Kadir --
Introduction / Luisa Campuzano --
Part One. Parameters Of Literary Culture --
Introduction : Parameters of Literary Culture / Mario J. Valdes --
I. Geographic Factors and the Formation of Cultural Terrain for Literary Production --
The Formation of a Cultural Territory / Hervé Théry --
From the New Spain of Cortés to the Mexican, Central American, and Caribbean Mosaic / Alain Musset --
The Andean Countries / Jean-Paul Deler --
Brazil : A Continent, An Archipelago / Hervé Théry --
The Southern Cone / Sébastian Velut --
The Amazon : The Forgotten Heart / Emmanuel Lézy --
II. Demographics and the Formation of Cultural Centers --
Demography, Language, and Cultural Centers / Nicolás Sánchez Albornoz --
III. Linguistic Diversity of Latin American Literary Cultures --
Linguistic Diversity in Mexico / Beatriz Garza Cuarón --
[Document : Tzotzil Text] / Juan González Hernández --
[Document : Zapotec Text] / Santiago Fábian L. --
Linguistic Diversity in Venezuela / Marie-Claude Mattéi Muller --
Linguistic Diversity in Colombia / Jon Landaburu --
Linguistic Diversity in the Andean Countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru) and Paraguay / Willem F.H. Adelaar --
The Portuguese Language in Brazil / Marianne Akerberg --
IV. History of the Production of Literary Cultures in Colonial Latin America --
The Production of Literary Culture in New Spain / José Joaquin Blanco --
The Context of Literary Culture in the Caribbean / Jorge Luis Camacho --
The Foundations of Brazilian Literary Culture / Tania Franco Carvalhal --
Literary Culture during the Peruvian Viceroyalty / Luis Millones --
V. Access and Participation in the Literary Cultures of Latin America --
Social History of the Latin American Writer / Mario J. Valdés --
Reading as a Historical Practice in Latin America : The First Colonial Period to the Nineteenth Century / Juan Poblete --
Literary Nationalism in Latin America / Leyla Perrone-Moisés --
Part Two. From The Margins Of Literary History --
Introduction / Cynthia Steele [and others] --
I. Configurations of Socioeconomic, Racial, and Ethnic Alterity in Literary History --
Poverty in the History of Literary Cultures / Kathleen Newman --
First Nations, First Writers : Indigenous Mexican Literary History / Cynthia Steele --
Recent Mayan Incursions into Guatemalan Literary Historiography / Gail Ament --
Andean Indigenous Expression : Resisting Marginality / Regina Harrison --
Brazil's Indigenous Textualities / Claudia Neiva de Matos --
Afro-Hispanic Writers in Latin American Literary History / Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal --
Black Presence in Brazilian Literature : From the Colonial Period to the Twentieth Century / Heloisa Toller Gomes, Gizelda Melo do Nascimento and Leda Maria Martins --
Jewish Literary Culture in Spanish America / Saúl Sosnowski --
Displacement and Disregard : Brazilian-Jewish Writing and the Search for Narrative Identity / Nelson H. Vieira --
II. Gender and Sexual Orientation in the Historical Formation of the Cultural Imaginary --
Women Writers during the Viceroyalty / Josefina Muriel --
Saints or Sinners? : Life Writings and Colonial Latin American Women / Kathleen Ann Myers --
Mystics and Visionaries : Women's Writing in Eighteenth-Century Portuguese America / Leila Mezan Algranti --
Exclusions in Latin American Literary History / Debra A. Castillo --
Women Writing in Nontraditional Genres / María Elena de Valdés --
Brazilian Women : Literature from the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Centuries / Lucia Helena, Sylvia Oroz, Sylvia Paixao --
Constructing the Place of Woman in Brazil's Northeastern Region / Luzilá Gonçalves Ferreira --
Writing against the Grain : An Overview of Twentieth-Century Lesbian Literature in Latin America / Elena M. Martínez --
Secrets and Truths / Daniel Balderston --
Notes toward a History of Homotextuality in Brazilian Literature / Denilson Lopes --
Part Three. Plurality of Discourse in Latin American Culture --
I. Political, Scientific, and Religious Discourses --
Introduction : Political, Scientific, and Religious Discourses / Eneida Maria de Souza and Raúl Antelo --
The Rhetoric of Latin American Nationalism from the Colonial Period to Independence / Silvia Delfino --
The Rhetoric of Citizenship in Modernity / Adriana Rodríguez Pérsico --
The Struggle Over the Printed Word : The Catholic Church in Brazil and Social Discourse / Aparecida Paiva --
Scientific Discourse in Brazil and Intellectual Exchange / Rachel Esteves Lima --
Bio-Policies Undergoing Transformation : Bodies and Ideas of American Identity / Claudia Gilman --
II. Orality and Literature --
Introduction / Eugenia Meyer --
The History of Oral Literature in Mexico / Leonardo Manrique Castañeda --
African Orality in the Literary Culture of the Caribbean / Luz María Martínez Montiel --
Orality and Literature in the Peruvian Andean Zone / José Antonio Giménez Micó --
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay : A History of Literary Orality / Eva Grosser Lerner and Eduardo Lucio Molina y Vedia --
Oral Literature in Brazil / Jerusa Pires Ferreira --
Textuality and Territoriality in Brazilian Oral Discourse / Ivete Lara Camargos Walty --
III. The Multiplicity and Diversity of Discourses and Theatricalities --
Introduction / Juan Villegas --
The Theater in Prehispanic America / Juan Villegas --
Contemporary Mayan Theater / Tamara Underiner --
Plurality and Diversity of Theater Discourse / Juan Villegas --
Afro-Latin American Theater / Juan Villegas --
Theatrical Forms and Their Social Dimensions in Nineteenth-Century Brazil / Joao Roberto Faria --
Dramaturgies and Theatricalities : Aspects of the Twentieth-Century Brazilian Literary Scene / Maria Helena Werneck, Victor Hugo Adler Pereira --
IV. Transformations in Popular Culture --
Introduction / Mario J. Valdés --
Laughing through One's Tears : Popular Culture in Mexico / Carlos Monsiváis --
Mass Culture and Literature in Latin America / Ana María Amar Sánchez --
Literatura de cordel : Literature for Market and Voice / Idelette Muzart Fonseca dos Santos --
Religious Celebrations in Brazilian Cultural History / Marlyse Meyer --
Carnival / Félix Coluccio and Marta Isabel Coluccio --
Popular Memory and the Collective Imagination in Latin American Soap Operas / Jesús Martín-Barbero --
The Popular in the Confused Republics? / Carlos Monsiváis --
V. Cinema : Cultural Dialogues and the Process of Modernity --
Cultural Dialogues and the Process of Modernity / Julianne Burton-Carvajal and Zuzana M. Pick. v. 2. Institutional Modes and Cultural Modalities --
Introduction / Walter D. Mignolo --
Part One. Cultural Institutions --
Introduction / Lisa Block de Behar and Tania Franco Carvalhal --
I. Books and Readers in Latin America --
Books, Myths, and the Reading Public in Spanish America during the Sixteenth Century / Luigi Avonto --
The Book in Brazil : Libraries and Presses / José Mindlin --
[Document : Oswald : Free Book] / Augusto de Campos --
II. Cultural Institutions --
Cultural Institutions in Spanish America / K. Alfons Knauth --
Cultural Institutions and Intellectual Life in Brazil / Luiz Roberto Cairo --
Cultural Models of Seventeenth-Century Luso-Brazil Practices of Representation / Joao Adolfo Hansen --
Latin American Museums : Text, Discourse, and Meaning / Maria de Lourdes Parreiras-Horta --
Education in Brazil : Omissions, Advances, and Future Perspectives / Célio da Cunha --
Brazilian Literature in the 1970s : Censorship and the Culture Industry / Cintia Schwantes and Rildo Cosson --
State Sponsorship and Control of Publishing in Brazil / Fábio Lucas --
III. Cultural Journalism --
Cultural Journalism in Spanish America : An Overview / Anibal González-Pérez --
Criticism and Literature in Brazilian Periodicals of the Romantic Period / Luiz Roberto Cairo --
From Journalism to Foundational Text : Os Sertoes (Rebellion in the Backlands) / Jorge Coli --
Literary Journalism in Brazil during the First Half of the Twentieth Century / Ivia Alves --
Criticism and Cultural Journalism in Contemporary Brazil / Maria Lucia de Barrios Camargo --
IV. Translation as Cultural Institution --
Translation as a Literary Institution / Laszlo Scholz --
The Development of a Translation Paideuma and Poetics in Brazil : The Campos Brothers / Else Ribeiro Pires Vieira --
Part Two. Textual Models and their Transformations --
Introduction / Randolph Pope and Flora Sussekind --
XI. Form and Figuration --
The Book and the Format of the Novel / Jussara Menezes Quadros --
The Representation of Nature in Nineteenth-Century Narrative and Iconography / Luz Aurora Pimentel --
XII. Poetic Models and the Cultural Imaginary --
Poetic Exchange and Epic Landscapes / Gwen Kirkpatrick --
An Emerging Poetry / Noe Jitrik --
XIII. Forms of Discourse in Testimonio, Autobiography and Letter Writing --
In the Web of Reality : Latin American Testimonio / Elzbieta Sklodowska --
[Document : From the Spoken to the Written Word] / Elena Poniatowska --
The Epistolary Genre and Brazilian Modernism / Julio Castañón Guimaraes --
XIV. The Essay and its Corollaries --
The Comparative Drive in the Latin American Essay / Randolph Pope --
Satire and Temporal Heterogeneity / Flora Sussekind --
The Sermon in the Seventeenth Century / Alcir Pécora --
XV. The Novel --
The Feuilleton and European Models in the Making of the Brazilian Novel / Marlyse Meyer --
Novel and Journalism : Strategic Interchanges / Anibal González Pérez --
The Making of the Latin American Novel / Roberto González Echevarria --
Part Three. The Cultural Centers of Latin America --
XVI. Introduction / Eduardo de Faria Coutinho and Victoria Peralta --
Northern Mexico and the Border --
Threshold without Frontier : Cultural Limits and Cultural Intervals on the Mexico-U.S. Border / José Manuel Valenzuela --
Mesoamerica --
Enlightened Neighborhood : Mexico City as a Cultural Center / Carlos Monsivais --
The Cultural Centers of Central America / Nicasio Urbina and Laura Barbas Rhoden --
The Caribbean --
Introduction / Marcelino Canino Salgado --
Havana / Luisa Campuzano --
Santo Domingo : Center of Innovation, Transition, and Change / William Luis --
Puerto Rico : Caribbean Cultural Center / Marcelino Canino Salgado --
Caracas / Alexis Márquez Rodríguez --
XVII. Andean Region --
Introduction / Consuelo Triviño Anzola --
Lima : A Blurred Centrality / Sara Castro-Klaren --
Bogota : From Colonial Hamlet to Cosmopolitan Metropolis / Victoria Peralta --
Convent in the Clouds : Quito as a Cultural Center / Regina Harrison --
La Paz-Chukiyawu Marka / Elizabeth Monasterios --
XIX. Amazonia --
Introduction / Nicomedes Suárez Araúz --
Belém : Cultural Center / Benedito Nunes --
[Document : The View from Manaus] / Milton Hatoum --
Amazonian Cultural Centers of Bolivia / Nicomedes Suárez Araúz --
VI. East and Central Brazil --
Introduction / Angela Maria Dias --
Recife as a Cultural Center / César Leal --
Bahia : Colonization and Cultures / Eneida Leal Cunha, Jeferson Bacelar and Lizir Arcanjo Alves --
Rio de Janeiro : Capital City / Renato Cordeiro Gomes, Margarida de Souza Neves and Monica Pimenta Velloso --
Sao Paulo : The Cultural Laboratory and Its Close / Nicolau Sevcenko --
Ouro Preto, Belo Horizonte, Brasília : The Utopia of Modernity / Maria Zilda Ferreira Cury --
XX. The Pampas, The Southern Borderlands --
XXI. Introduction / Mário J. Valdés --
Asunción as a Cultural Center / Olga Araujo-Mendieta --
Porto Alegre : Cultural Center of Southern Brazil / Rita Terzinha Schmidt --
XXII. Rio de la Plata and Chile --
Introduction / Richard Walter --
Montevideo : From Frontier City to Mercosur / Hugo Achugar --
Buenos Aires : Cultural Center of River Plate / Noemi Ulla --
Santiago / Marcella Orellana --
XXIII. Latin American Culture in New York and Paris --
New York City : Center and Transit Point for Hispanic Cultural Nomadism / Dionisio Cañas --
Paris and Latin Americans, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries : From Cultural Metropolis to Cultural Museum? / Denis Rolland. v. 3. --
Latin American Literary Culture : Subject To History --
Introduction / Wander Melo Miranda --
Part One. Fissured Foundations : Nostalgia and New Beginnings --
Introduction / Doris Sommer and Maria Consuelo Cunha Campos --
I. Epic Voices : Encounters and Foundations --
Epic Voices : Nonencounters and Foundation Myths / José Antonio Mazzotti --
Fragment and Totality : Narrating Colonial Encounters / Guillermo Giucci and Marcelo Rocha Wanderley --
II. The Discourse of Melancholy : A Culture of Loss --
Spectacular Cityscapes of Baroque Spanish America / Stephanie Merrim --
The Discourse of Melancholy in a Culture of Loss / Maria Consuelo Cunha Campos --
III. Narratives of Legitimation : The Discourse of Hegemony and the Hermeneutics of Globalization --
Narratives of Legitimation : The Invention of History-Monument and the National-State / Beatriz González Stephan --
Creating the National Imaginary / Vera Follain de Figueiredo --
IV. Discourses of Modernity --
National Installments : The Erotics of Modernity in Spanish America / Doris Sommer --
In the Public Eye : Naturalism and Brazilian Letters / Victor Hugo Adler Pereira --
Part Two. Internal Borders : Cultural Conflicts and State Discourse --
Introduction / Alberto Moreiras --
I. Lettered Mediations --
Documents of the First Encounter of Europeans with the New World : Lexicons, Missions, Voyages, and Resistances / Ettore Finazzi-Agrò --
Indigenous, Mestizo and Imperial Reason / Marco Luis Dorfsman and Lori Hopkins --
"A Very Subtle Idolatry" : Estanislao de Vega Bazán's Authentic Testimony of Colonial Andean Religion / Kenneth Mills --
The Three Faces of the Baroque in Mexico and the Caribbean / Iris Zavala --
The Baroque and Transculturation / Mabel Moraña --
The Baroque Gaze / Raúl Antelo --
Francisco Xavier Clavijero and the Enlightenment in Mexico / José Emilio Pacheco --
New Thinking : From the Enlightenment to Independence / Susana Rotker --
Literary Criolism and Indigenism / Horacio Legras --
II. Peoples, Communities, and Nation Building --
Projects of Latin American Emancipation : The Caribbean, 1800-1850 / Sibylle Fischer --
Transculturation and the Discourse of Liberation / Graciela Montaldo --
Transculturation and Nationhood / Idelber Avelar --
The Brazilian Construction of Nationalism / Adriana Romeiro --
III. The Inversion of Social Darwinism --
Negrismo : The American Real / Elzbieta Sklodowska --
The Literary Culture of the "New Order" : Mexico, 1867-1910 / Leopoldo Zea --
The Transcultural Mirror of Science : Race and Self-representation in Latin America / Gabriela Nouzeilles --
Literary Education and the Making of State Knowledge / Juan Poblete --
Mestizaje and the Inversion of Social Darwinisn in Spanish American Fiction / Julie Taylor and George Yúdice --
IV. Modernization and the Formation of Cultural Identities --
Mexico-U.S. Border Transculturation and State Discourse : Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / Marcus Embry --
A Paradigm for Modernity : The Concept of Crisis in Modernismo / Jorge Luis Camacho --
Textual Transcultural Mediations and the Formation of Regional Identity / Ileana Rodríguez --
Anatomy of the Latin American "Boom" Novel / Brett Levinson --
The Modern Imaginary and Transculturation / Eneida Maria de Souza --
Part Three. Liminality and Centrality of Literary Cultures in the Twentieth Century --
I. Amerindian Literary Cultures --
Introduction / Elizabeth Monasterios --
Literatures of Mesoamerica / Miguel León Portilla --
The Nature of Indigenous Literatures in the Andes / Denise Y. Arnold and Juan de Dios Yapita --
II. Latino Literary Cultures in the United States --
Introduction / Juan Villegas --
Reinventing America : The Chicano Literary Tradition / María Herrera-Sobek --
Chicano-Latino Theater Today / Claudia Villegas-Silva --
Puerto Rican Literature in the United States / Carmen Dolores Hernández --
Construction of New Cultural Identities : Puerto Rican Theater in New York / Grace Dávila-López --
Colonial Figures in Motion : Translocality, Tropicalism, and Translation in Contemporary Puerto Rican Literature in the United States / Arnaldo Cruz Malavé --
Cuban Theater in the United States / José A. Escarpanter --
Cuban American Prose : 1975-2000 / María Cristina García --
Part Four. Literary Culture in the Twentieth Century --
Introduction / Renato Cordeiro Gomes, Djelal Kadir, and Maríla Rothier Cardoso --
I. Historic Displacements --
Historic Displacements in Twentieth-Century Brazilian Literary Culture / Renato Cordeiro Gomes [and others] --
Signs of Identity : Latin American Immigration and Exile / Clara F. Lida and Francisco Zapata --
Exile in the Spanish American Diaspora in the Twentieth Century / Ivan Almeida and Cristina Parodi --
Political Exclusion / Literary Inclusion : Argentine and Uruguayan Writers / Saul Sosnowski --
Writers under (and after) the Chilean Military Dictatorship / Javier Campos --
II. Modernity, Modernisms, and Their Avatars --
Notions of Modernity / Javier Lasarte --
Aesthetics of Rupture / Eneida Maria de Souza --
The Postmodern in Brazilian Literary Theory and Criticism / Italo Moriconi --
III. Ideologies and Imaginaries --
Literature and Revolution in Latin America / Hermann Herlinghaus --
Imagining Narrative Territories / Lucille Kerr --
Utopic Theories in Brazil / Vera Follain de Figueiredo --
Conservatism and Modernization in Brazil / Victor Hugo Adler Pereira --
Post-Utopian Imaginaries / Flavio Carneiro --
IV. By Way of Coda : In Anticipation --
Scenes of the Twenty-first Century : The Routes of the New / Julio Ortega.
Responsibility: Mario J. Valdés and Djelal Kadir, editors.
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