Literary Scholarship

This selection of scholarly essays and books is meant to address the theoretical interests and concerns of instructors who teach or are preparing to teach Latino/a literatures at the undergraduate level. The selection is representative of the often award-winning scholarship being done in the field of Latino Studies from 1990 to the present. Another source of special interest is the journal published by Palgrave-MacMillan, Latino Studies, beginning with its first issue in 2003.

Aldama, Arturo J., Chela Sandoval, and Peter J. García, eds. Performing the US Latina and Latino
Borderlands. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ. Press, 2012.

Aldama, Frederick Luis. Dancing with Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas. Berkeley and
Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 2004.

Anzaldúa, Gloria., ed. Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical
Perspectives by Feminists of Color. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Press, 1990.

Aparicio, Frances R. and Susana Chávez-Silverman, eds. Tropicalizations: Transcultural
Representations of Latinidad. (Reencounters with Colonialism: New Perspectives on the
Americas.) Dartmouth, NH: Dartmouth Univ. Press, 1997.

Arrizon, Alicia. Latina Performance: Traversing the Stage. Bloomington IN: Indiana Univ.
Press, 1999.

Augenbraum, Harold and Margarite Fernández Olmos. “Introduction: An American Literary
Tradition” in Augenbraum, Harold and Margarite Fernández Olmos, eds. The Latino
Reader. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Bost, Suzanne and Frances R. Aparicio, eds. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature.
New York: Routledge, 2012.

Brady, Mary Pat. Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies: Chicana Literature and the Urgency of
Space. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2002.

Calderón, Héctor and José David Saldívar, eds. “Editors’ Introduction: Criticism in the
Borderlands” in Calderón, Héctor and José David Saldívar, Criticism in the Borderlands: Studies in Chicano Literature, Culture, and Ideology. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press,

Cantú, Norma E. and María E. Franquiz,  eds. Inside the Latin@ Experience: A Latin@ Studies
Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Contreras, Sheila Marie Contreras. Blood Lines: Myth, Indigenism, and Chicana/o Literature.
Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2008.

Dalleo, Raphael and Elena Machado Sáez. The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties
Literature. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

Dávila, Arlene. Latinos, Inc. Oakland, CA: Univ. of California Press, 2001.

Guidotti-Hernández, Nicole M. Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National
Imaginaries. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2011.

Gutiérrez, Laura G. Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational
Stage. Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2010.

Huerta, Jorge A. Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2000.

——-. Chicano Theater: Themes and Forms. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 1982.

Negrón Muntaner, Frances. Boricua Pop. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2004.

Olivas, Daniel A. Things We Do Not Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays and
Interviews. San Diego, California: San Diego State Univ. Press, 2014.

Padilla, Genaro M. Padilla. The Daring Flight of My Pen: Cultural Politics and Gaspar Pérez de
Villagrá’s Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610. Albuquerque, NM: Univ. of New Mexico
Press, 2010.

Paredes, Raymund. “Teaching Chicano Literature: An Historical Approach.” The Heath
Anthology of American Literature Newsletter. Fall 1995. Online

Parikh, Crystal. An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and
Cultures. New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2009.

Rodriguez, Ralph E. Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana/o Identity.
Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2005.

Saldívar, Ramón. The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary.
Duham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2006.

——-. Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics of Difference. Madison, Wisconsin: University of
Wisconsin Press, 1990.

Sánchez González, Lisa. Boricua Literature. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2001.

Soto-Crespo, Ramón E. Mainland Passage: The Cultural Anomaly of Puerto Rico. Minneapolis,
MN: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Stavans, Ilan, ed. Border Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2010.

——-. The Hispanic Condition. New York: Harper Publishing, 1995.

Villa, Raúl Homero. Barrio-Logos: Space and Place in Urban Chicano Literature and Culture.
Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2000.