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Morrissey as Latina/o Literary and Cultural Icon  

Melissa M. Hidalgo

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Apr 2018
Morrissey is a singer and songwriter from Manchester, England. He rose to prominence as a popular-music icon as the lead singer for the Manchester band The Smiths (1982–1987). After the ... More

The Latino Fiction of Piri Thomas  

Arnaldo M. Cruz-Malavé

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Apr 2018
Initially censored, shunned, or ignored by the literary establishment, both in the United States and Puerto Rico, New York Puerto Rican author Piri Thomas’s 1967 autobiographical ... More

The Reception of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot in Prewar Japan  

Akitoshi Nagahata

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Mar 2018
Modernist literature was introduced to Japan in the early 20th century, and some of it took root. While modernism, a new movement in art and literature, was first developed in Europe, ... More

Queer of Color Critique  

Roderick A. Ferguson

Queer of color critique is a critical discourse that began within the U.S. academy in response to the social processes of migration, neoliberal state and economic formations, and the ... More

Decoloniality and Identity in Central American Latina and Latino Literature  

Arturo Arias

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Mar 2018
The presence of coloniality is critical for the explication, and reflection, on racialized and subalternized relations of dominance/subordination. The Spanish invasion in 1492 was the ... More

War and Its Impact on Central American–American Literature  

Tatiana Argüello

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Feb 2018
The literature of Central American–Americans is a diverse and emerging corpus of writing that testifies to the different phases and evolutions of warfare, locally and globally. This ... More

1922: The Annus Mirabilis of Literary Modernism  

Michael Levenson

The year 1922 has been known as the annus mirabilis (“miracle year”) of Anglo-American literary modernism, chiefly because of the near-simultaneous publication of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste ... More

Early African American Print Culture  

Eric Gardner

Not until the end of the 20th century did scholars begin to look at early African American print culture in the depth it deserves. A story painfully intertwined with the transatlantic ... More

Right-Wing Literature in the United States since the 1960s  

Carol Mason

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Jan 2018
Examining fiction and nonfiction written explicitly by and for members of right-wing movements provides a deeper understanding of points of affinity as well as contention in the midst of ... More

Nuyorican and Diasporican Literature and Culture  

Jorge Duany

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Jan 2018
The term “Nuyorican” (in its various spellings) refers to the combination of “Puerto Rican” and “New Yorker.” The sobriquet became a popular shorthand for the Puerto Rican exodus to the ... More

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