Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Expanding Latinidades

  3. Crossing Literary Terrains

  4. Mapping the Body

  5. Writers on Literary (In)visibility: Voicing Activism from the Margins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Alex Espinoza
      Pages 229-239
    3. Gabriela Baeza Ventura
      Pages 241-254
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-258

About this book


This book broadens the scope of Latina/o criticism to include both widely-read and understudied nineteenth through twenty-first century fictional works that engage in critical discussions of gender, race, sexuality, and identity. The essays in this collection do not simply seek inclusion for the texts they critically discuss, but suggest that we more thoughtfully consider the utility of mapping, whether we are mapping land, borders, time, migration, or connections and disconnections across time and space. Using new and rigorous methodological approaches to reading Latina/o literature, contributors reveal a varied and textured landscape, challenging us to reconsider the process and influence of literary production across borders.


Latina/o literature Hemispheric studies Latina/o identity Feminist theory Transnationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristina Herrera
    • 1
  • Larissa M. Mercado-López
    • 2
  1. 1.California State University, FresnoFresnoUSA
  2. 2.California State University, FresnoFresnoUSA

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