The aim of this LibGuide is to facilitate research specific to the field of U.S. Latina/o literature. Below are links to the top reference tools, scholarly databases with journal articles, and other library resources. If you'd like to go deeper with your
This bibliography is selective not exhaustive. It is meant to serve as the foundation for the development of an undergraduate literature course, one that would satisfy general education requirements and offer students a well-considered, multicultural educational experience.
Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature combines an engaging and diverse selection of Latino/a authors with tools for students to read, think, and write critically about these works. The first anthology of Latino literature to offer teachers and students a wide array of scholarly and pedagogical resources for class discussion and analysis, this thematically organized collection of fiction, poetry, drama, and essay presents a rich spectrum of literary styles. Providing complete works of Latino/a literature vs excerpts written originally in English, the anthology juxtaposes well-known writers with emerging voices from diverse Latino communities, inviting students to examine Latino literature through a variety of lenses.
This groundbreaking Norton Anthology includes the work of 201 Latino writers from Chicano, Cuban-, Puerto Rican-, and Dominican-American traditions, as well as writing from other Spanish-speaking countries. Under the general editorship of award-winning cultural critic Ilan Stavans, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature traces four centuries of writing, from letters to the Spanish crown by sixteenth-century conquistadors to the cutting-edge expressions of twenty-first-century cartoonistas and artists of reggaeton. In six chronological sections―Colonization, Annexation, Acculturation, Upheaval, Into the Mainstream, and Popular Traditions.
Key Terms in Latino/a Cultural and Literary Studies is an indispensable reference source comprised of hundreds of key terms central to this important and developing field. A one-stop resource for students and teachers working in the rapidly developing fields of Latino/a cultural and literary studies Comprised of a glossary of hundreds of terms central to this important field - from "Americanization", "AIDS" and "Cultural Imperialism" to"Rap and Hip Hop" and "Zoot-Suit Riots" Represents and captures the interdisciplinary and international nature of Latino/a Studies An indispensable reference for anyone who needs a helpful guide to this dynamic and flourishing area of study.
Latino/a literature is one of the fastest developing fields in the discipline of literary studies. It represents an identity that is characterized by fluidity and diversity, often explored through divisions formed by language, race, gender, sexuality, and immigration. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars of Latino/a literature and analyses: Regional, cultural and sexual identities in Latino/a literature Worldviews and traditions of Latino/a cultural creation Latino/a literature in different international contexts The impact of differing literary forms of Latino/a literature The politics of canon formation in Latino/a literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture.
In this encyclopedia, a project of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage program, well-respected Hispanic scholar, publisher, and editor Kanellos brings together hundreds of entries on Latino authors as well as concepts, themes, movements, genres, events, and organizations that have shaped this literature from colonial times to the present. Aiming to cover the broad spectrum that is Latino literature, more than 700 entries range from a single paragraph to several pages, and each is written in a style that is not only accessible to those with a passing interest but also provides enough information for a comprehensive understanding of the topic and its importance.
This title in the Scribner Writers Series provides in-depth biographical and critical essays on more than 50 Latino/Latina writers. Seven thematic essays consider each writer's works in relation to music, language, feminism and other key topics. Covering well-known writers, such as Sandra Cisneros and Luis J. Rodriguez, as well as lesser known but still significant authors, such as Tino Villanueva and Achy Obegas, this set gives researchers detailed coverage of the vibrant works of literature written by Cuban, Dominican, Chicano and Puerto Rican authors.