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Latin American Studies
A guide for those interested in the literature, culture and history of Latin America.
Classic Mexican Cinema is a collection of popular movie periodicals, covering the "Golden Age" of Mexican Cinema. The resource includes chief magazines such as Cinelandia (1931-1947), which was published in both Spanish and English in Hollywood, Cinema Reporter (1943-1965) and Cine Mundial (1954-1955), with extremely rare copies of El Cine Gráfico from 1935 and of the weekly El Mundo Ilustrado (1902-1910). This collection also includes dozens of film flyers, as well as the personal scrap books of filmmaker Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958).
Contents: : pt. 1. Coloniality -- pt. 2. Transformations -- pt. 3. The emergence of national communities in new imperial coordinates -- pt. 4. Uncertain modernities -- pt. 5. Global and local perspectives.
First published in 1987, the Handbook of Latin American literature offers readers the opportunity to explore this literary history in the English Language and constitutes an ideological approach to Latin American Literature. It provides both concise information concerning particular authors, works, and literary traditions of Latin America as well as comprehensive material about the various national literatures of the area. This book will therefore be of interest to Hispanic scholars, as well as more general readers and non-Hispanists.
Initiative of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation. This archive aims to preserve for researchers the personal and official websites belonging to notable contemporary Latin American and Caribbean artists, artists’ collectives, artists’ groups, galleries, museums, and related entities in order to assure the continuing availability of the important content they contain.
A comparative history of Latin America's national cinemas over the course of five major periods: silent cinema, studio cinema, neorealism/art cinema, the New Latin American Cinema, and contemporary cinema.
Latin American Women Writers is a searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. It also includes essays by Latin American feminists that address the concerns of women broadly as well as the distinctive issues pertaining to women's struggles in the region.
The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment is an interdisciplinary volume that brings together an international team of contributors to provide a unique transnational overview of the Hispanic Enlightenment, integrating both Spain and Latin America.
The enormous body of short story anthologies from the nineteen countries of Spanish America and Brazil testifies to their importance for writers, editors, readers, and, especially, for schools and universities, teachers and students. The study of anthologies and their contents can be particularly revealing for many of the questions looming large in critical discourse, particularly those on canon formation and the relations between literature and cultural institutions; but researching this corpus is difficult because it varies greatly in quality, distribution, and format. The present volume for the first time gathers this mass of material and organizes it for systematic study. The main section comprises annotated listings of 1302 short story anthologies: those with stories from all or most of the countries grouped together, including a section of English-language anthologies; those from countries of a region; and those from individual nations. For most entries a full listing of contents is provided along with brief commentary. A second section comprises annotated bibliographies of criticism of the short story, similarly arranged with materials for Latin America as a whole as well as regionally and nationally. The volume ends with four indexes: of authors of the stories; of authors of essays, introductions, and other critical materials; of titles of the critical works; and of themes. An essential tool for scholars working on Latin American narrative, this bibliography will also serve as a practical finding aid for individual writers and stories.
This major bibliographic work reflects the significant interest in Latin American literature as a creative force in the world today. Rela who has provided Latin American bibliography with many ground-breaking contributions, has created a single, comprehensive reference work for serious scholarship on Latin American literature with sources through 1986. Among the criteria used to determine which authors and works would be included are originality, critical appraisal, and the interest the work held for professors, researchers, and students. The works are divided into general sections; each section is broken down by country and by genre (poetry, prose fiction, drama, essay) and annotations are provided for many works. The book concludes with an author index.
Literature and Culture: Selected Print Literary Dictionaries
Use these literary dictionaries and encyclopedias as a starting point to in your search for Latin American authors and cultural resources.
An important contribution to a little-known area of literary study. The contributors provide a comprehensive overview of Brazilian literature; all are scholars of Brazilian literature. Choice The Dictionary of Brazilian Literature is an important addition to the field of Brazilian studies, an despite certain limitations, it should become a standard reference work in the United States as well as in Brazil. Literature and history scholars, students of Brazilian letters, and casual readers will find the book highly informative, up to date, well organized, carefully written, and reasonably complete. World Literature Today This is the first general dictionary of Brazilian literature for the English-speaking reader. The entries, which portray the literature within the sociocultural context of Brazilian life, describe more than 300 major figures and literary and cultural movements of Brazilian civilization. The time span extends from the epoch of discovery to the present day, and focuses on the twentieth century, particularly the most contemporary figures. The length of each entry reflects the significance of the subject; in order to cover as many writers and themes as possible, less well known or very recent authors are discussed in general thematic entries. Each entry provides concise, factual information. The more extensive pieces also offer a critical perspective for placing the writer in context, and provide conflicting critical opinions. The entries are of two types: author entries and thematic or movement entries. The thematic entries include the standard literary movements and also sociocultural movements of significance. The volume cross-references names both in the body of the text and in the index. Each entry includes a bibliography composed of additional selected works, translations, and criticism. This volume, which is designed for an English-speaking audience, stresses translations of works and critical references to English-language sources. It will be an important addition to college and university libraries, and a useful reference tool for courses in comparative literature.
This collection of bio-critical essays on Latin American writers from the 16th century to the present, is enhanced by Supplement I, covering writers who have come to the fore since the publication of the base set in 1989.