Lenguaje, arte y revoluciones ayer y hoy: New Approaches to Hispanic Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Studies
Editor: Alejandro Cortazar and Rafael Orozco
Date Of Publication: Aug 2011
This book depicts new paradigms in Hispanic linguistic, literary and cultural studies. Part I: Literary and Cultural Studies includes eight essays focusing on a new trend of cultural representation attempting to find new meaning(s). They explore a series of reflections on some of those moments – from the period that begins with the cry for independence in 1810 and that spans beyond 2010 – textually translated as new approaches of analysis on the “recollections of things to come.” The contexts examined evince critical occurrences related to periods of change toward democracy and social justice that eventually lead to “revolutionary” or “emancipating” ends, by way of artistic, textual manifestations. Part II: Linguistic and Cultural Studies contains nine articles representative of the most current, ground breaking research on Hispanic linguistics. It focuses on important linguistic and cultural issues pertaining, geographically, to various corners of the Hispanic world, spanning from central Florida and New York City, to Bolivia, and on to the Prince Islands in Turkey. The issues explored include the sociolinguistic and cultural identity of Puerto Ricans in the United States, the pragmatics of humor in Mexican film, the effects of language evolution on modern Spanish, and the acquisition of Spanish by English speakers.
Alejandro Cortazar is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at Louisiana State University, USA. His research examines issues of emancipation, nationhood, and ethnic and cultural identity formation. He is the author of Reforma, novela y nación: México en el siglo XIX (2006), “Priests and Caudillos in the Novel of the Mexican Nation” (2007), and many other works on 19th- and 20th-century Hispanic America.
Rafael Orozco is Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Louisiana State University, USA. His research explores language variation and change in Colombian Spanish. He is co-editor of Colombian Varieties of Spanish (forthcoming). His articles have appeared in Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana (RILI), Spanish in Context, and Lingüística as well as in several edited collections.
“This rich collection of articles, covering an impressive span of historical and geographical contexts, explores the construction and contestation of cultural, national and linguistic identities. By bringing together scholars of literary studies, cultural studies, linguistics and pedagogy, the editors showcase the interdisciplinary nature of Hispanic Studies and promote a necessary dialogue across methodological boundaries and research specializations.”
– Amy Robinson, Bowling Green State University
“A refreshing 21st-century collection of groundbreaking explorations into the (r)evolution of the Spanish language, literature, and culture in the New World and beyond.”
– Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine
“Lenguaje, arte y revoluciones is an interdisciplinary survey of contemporary approaches to Hispanic studies in language, literature, and culture. The ‘revolutions’ of the title are sometimes literal (cf. Padilla’s chapter on the Mexican American novel of the Mexican Revolution), sometimes social (cf. Lamboy’s study of the “new wave” of Puerto Rican migration to the US, with major changes in the geographic distribution and social profile of Puerto Ricans on the mainland), and sometimes linguistic (cf. Sessarego’s analysis of the restructuring that gave rise to Yungueño Spanish). Overall, this volume provides a delightful and thought-provoking encounter with cutting-edge work on the concepts, content, and conversations of the Hispanic world.”
– Gregory R. Guy, New York University
“This volume sheds light on some of the core dynamics of the revolutionary processes [that] impacted national literatures and national languages, paramount arenas where the desires and anxieties regarding the protracted process of nation-state building played out. It is a collective meditation on the present of those two cultural artifacts (literature and language), and what it means for Latin America as it faces the challenges and uncertainties of the twenty-first century. This is an outstanding collection that does justice to its ambitious goal.”
– Juan Pablo Davobe, The University of Colorado at Boulder
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