Spanish Literature

Current debates on Hispanism

Spanish Literature

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Education and Women in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Education and Women in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Considering the presence and influence of educated women of letters in Spain and New Spain, and drawing from a wide variety of sources, this study looks at the life and work of early modern women who advocated by word or example for the education of women. The subjects of the book include not only such familiar figures as Sor Juana and Santa Teresa de Jesús, but also lesser known women of their time.

Holy Terrors

Latin American Women Perform

Holy Terrors

DIVTranslations of texts by important Latin American women playwrights, and performance artists, together with essays about their work./div

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

"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.

20th Century

20th Century


Remaking a Lost Harmony

Stories from the Hispanic Caribbean

Remaking a Lost Harmony

The 25 stories in this collection -- written since 1959 by Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican writers -- make accessible Caribbean literature long lost to most readers in this country because of differences in language, politics, and culture. Despite the variations in style, setting, and period to be expected in such an anthology, there are some common threads here, notably the evocation of Caribbean heat and light and the intertwining of the political with the personal. Police massacres rend the fabric of everyday life in Ana Lydia Vega's moving, multifaceted 'Lillianne's Sunday' and disrupt a delicate voodoo ritual in Mayra Montero's 'Corrine, Amiable Girl'; and the body of a notorious guerrilla leader is a family pawn in Pedro Peix's multi-voiced 'Requiem for a Worthless Corpse'. An impressive collection, which opens the door to a body of work 'sandwiched between the North American and Latin American continents and literatures', in the words of author Julia Alvarez, and too long ignored.