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Imperialism and the Wider Atlantic

Essays on the Aesthetics, Literature, and Politics of Transatlantic Cultures

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  • Carves a new path in transatlantic studies by examining the influence of Spanish and Latin American cultural exchanges on the US and UK
  • Moves beyond literature to examine how music, art, politics, and language are developed through multilingual dialogues
  • Encompasses the wider Atlantic field including Spain, Latin America, United States, non-Spanish Europe, Great Britain, and diasporic African and Jewish cultures
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Part of the book series: The New Urban Atlantic (NUA)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)


About this book

The essays in this volume broaden previous approaches to Atlantic literature and culture by comparatively studying the politics and textualities of Southern Europe, North America, and Latin America across languages, cultures, and periods. Historically grounded while offering new theoretical approaches, the volume encourages debate on whether the critical lens of imperialism often invoked to explain transatlantic studies may be challenged by the diagonal translinguistic relationships that comprise what the editors term "the wider Atlantic". The essays explore how instances of inverse coloniality, global networks of circulation, and linguistic conceptualizations of nation and identity question dominant structures of power from the nineteenth century to today. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Georgetown University, Washington, USA

    Tania Gentic, Francisco LaRubia-Prado

About the editors

Tania Gentic is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. She is the author of The Everyday Atlantic: Time, Knowledge, and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-Century Iberian and Latin American Newspaper Chronicle and numerous articles on Iberian and Latin American culture. She recently co-edited Technology, Literature, and Digital Culture in Latin America: Mediatized Sensibilities in a Globalized Era with Matthew Bush.

Francisco LaRubia-Prado is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He has also taught at Princeton University and at the John Hopkins University. He has published and edited books on Miguel de Unamuno, José Ortega y Gasset, the Enlightenment, the Romantic period, Cervantes, and intellectual history as well as many essays on Spanish and European literature.

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