Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony: Meta-morphoses and Migrations

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Louise Detwiler, Janis Breckenridge
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 15, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 271 pages
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This collection of testimonio analysis from Louise Detwiler and Janis Breckenridge moves the engagement with these urgent life stories into the twenty-first century. The collection's twelve essays - by both distinguished and emerging scholars - feature contemporary concepts such as truth commissions, the post-revolutionary era, insile writing, ecology, and the nonhuman biotic witness. Also explored are the novel media of religious radio, documentary film, community embroideries, and comics. An interdisciplinary and geographically diverse collection. Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony will stimulate much discussion among readers with an interest in the fields of Latin American studies, life writing, human rights, women's studies, dictatorships and revolutions, and trauma studies.

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LOUISE DETWILER is an associate professor of Spanish and chair of the Department Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies at Salisbury University. She has authored nine articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a former recipient of the M/MLA Women's Caucus Distinguished Paper Award for her study of Alicia Partnoy's testimony, The Little School.

JANIS BRECKENRIDGE is an assistant professor of Spanish at Whitman College. She has authored ten articles in diverse peer-reviewed journals and conducted interviews with numerous authors and directors. She is a former recipient of the Feministas Unidas Essay prize for her work on Los rubios, an Argentine testimonial film.

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