The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature

Latina/o literature is a vibrant field of study. It is both an “emerging” literature—as evidenced by the production rate of independent presses and more recent inroads made into mainstream publishing houses—and a rich historical one that continues to be documented and recovered in archival and personal collections. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature will address numerous dimensions of the literature and critical approaches utilized to interpret it. It will offer a nuanced introduction to scholars of the historical circumstances and critical approaches to a variety of genres and themes in Latina/o literature. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature.

Volume Editor

Louis Mendoza, Arizona State University

Associate Editors

Arturo Arias, University of California, Merced

Raúl Coronado, University of California, Berkeley

Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Rutgers University

Ben V. Olguín, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Sandra Soto, University of Arizona

Topics

Colonial period

(Im)migration, Exile, Travel

Mexican American / Chicano literature

Puerto Rican / Boricua literature

Cuban American

Dominican American

Central American American

Latin American American

U.S. Latino Comparative Literature

Critical Approaches

Key Terms and concepts in U.S. Latino Literary Studies (hybridity, mestizaje, borderlands, codeswitiching, biculturalism, Spanglish, Xicanisma. Chicanismo, intersectionality, intercultural, etc.)

The U.S. Latino Literary Renaissance

Key Themes in Latino Literature, including Folklore, archetypes, myth, identity, environment, religion, Transnationalism, Chicano Futurisms

Genres, including Novel, Poetry, Short Story, Testimonio, Mystery, Graphic Novel, Adolescent Literature, Political movement literature, Autobiography, Historical, spoken word

Foundational Authors in Latino Literature

 

Articles

Afro-Latina/os (Carlos Ulises Decena)
Alfaro, Luis (Paul Allatson)
Anzaldúa, Gloria (Betsy Dahms)
Baca, Jimmy Santiago (Clint J. Terrell)
Californio testimonios (Rosaura Sánchez)
Cano, Daniel (Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue)
Casal, Lourdes (Laura Lomas)
Chacón, Eusebio (Francisco A. Lomelí)
Circumventing Racialism through Mulataje (José F. Buscaglia-Salgado)
Cisneros, Sandra (Olga L. Herrera)
Contemporary Latinx Literature in the Midwest (Theresa Delgadillo, Leila Vieira)
Cuadros, Gil (Rafael Pérez-Torres)
Cuban American Literatures (Ricardo L. Ortiz)
Currents in Dominican American Literature (Nancy Kang, Silvio Torres-Saillant)
de Miranda, Francisco (Joselyn M. Almeida)
Díaz, Junot (Yomaira C. Figueroa)
Grillo, Evelio (Kenya C. Dworkin y Méndez)
Hispanic Caribbean Sexiles (Consuelo Martinez-Reyes)
Homeboy Masculinity (José Navarro)
Indiana Hernández, Rita (Selma Feliciano-Arroyo)
Latina Feminist Literature (Alicia Arrizón)
Latina Lesbian Literature (Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz)
Latinofuturism (Cathryn Merla-Watson)
Latino Gay Literature (Daniel Contreras)
Martí, José (Alfred J. López)
Mexican American (Chicana/o) (Frederick Luis Aldama)
Muñoz, José Esteban (Iván A. Ramos)
New Mexico Newspapers (Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez)
Paredes, Américo (Héctor Pérez)
Pérez, Emma (Ellie D. Hernández)
Queerness in Latina/o/x Literature (Liliana C. González)
Racialized Sexuality (Jillian Hernández)
Rechy, John (Ricardo L. Ortiz)
Rodríguez, Luis J. (Josephine Metcalf)
Rodriguez, Richard (Juan Velasco)
Salinas, Raúl (Louis G. Mendoza)
Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno (Jesús F. de la Teja)
Thomas, Piri (Arnaldo M. Cruz-Malavé)
Transnational Capitalism in Latina/o Literature (Rosaura Sánchez, Beatrice Pita)