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Mourning El Dorado
Mourning El Dorado

Literature and Extractivism in the Contemporary American Tropics

Rogers, Charlotte

What ever happened to the legend of El Dorado, the tale of the mythical city of gold lost in the Amazon jungle? Charlotte Rogers argues that El Dorado has not been forgotten...


Border Fictions
Border Fictions

Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia

Border Fictions offers the first comparative analysis of multiethnic and transnational cultural representations about the United States' borders with Mexico and Canada....


Cultural Entanglements
Cultural Entanglements

Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature

Graham, Shane

In addition to being a poet, fiction writer, playwright, and essayist, Langston Hughes was also a globe-trotting cosmopolitan, travel writer, translator, avid international...


Caribbean Literature and the Environment
Caribbean Literature and the Environment

Between Nature and Culture

DeLoughrey, Elizabeth, Gosson, Renée K., Handley, George B.

Perhaps there is no other region in the world that has been more radically altered in terms of human and botanic migration, transplantation, and settlement than the Caribbean....


Fellow Travelers
Fellow Travelers

How Road Stories Shaped the Idea of the Americas

Ochoa, John

Road trips loom large in the American imagination, and stories from the road have been central to crafting national identities across North and South America. Tales of...


Neobaroque in the Americas
Neobaroque in the Americas

Alternative Modernities in Literature, Visual Art, and Film

Kaup, Monika

In a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of modern and postmodern literature, film, art, and visual culture, Monika Kaup examines the twentieth century's recovery of the...