The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature: 2-Volume Set

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Louis G. Mendoza
Oxford University Press, 2020 - Biography & Autobiography - 1579 pages
Latina/o literature is both an emerging literature and a rich historical one that continues to be documented and uncovered in archival and personal collections. With its 90 articles, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature offers a sweeping introduction to a variety of genres and themes in Latina/o literature from its Latin American origins in the precolonial period to contemporary texts and perspectives. The collection illustrates thehistorical, social, and political contexts in which successive generations of Latina and Latino authors have written, exploring the interrelationship between geography, national origin, race, gender, sexuality, and cultural identities.

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About the author (2020)

Louis G. Mendoza is Director of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies and Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of A Journey Around Our America: A Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S. (2012), Conversations Across Our America: Talking About Immigration and the Latinoization of the U.S. (2012), and Historia: The Literary Making of Chicana and ChicanoHistory (2001), as well as the editor of raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon is My Pen (2006), and the co-editor of Crossing Into America: The New Literature of Immigration (2003) and Telling Tongues: A Latin@ Anthology on Language Experience (2007). He is also the director of a short film based on his researchentitled, A Journey Across Our America: Observations and Reflections on the Latinoization of the U.S. (2010).

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