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Mapping Hispaniola
Mapping Hispaniola

Third Space in Dominican and Haitian Literature

Myers, Megan Jeanette

Because of their respective histories of colonization and independence, the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic has developed into the largest economy of the Caribbean, while...


Sex and the Citizen
Sex and the Citizen

Interrogating the Caribbean

Smith, Faith L.

Sex and the Citizen is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that draws on current anxieties about "legitimate" sexual identities and practices across the Caribbean...


Consuming Visions
Consuming Visions

Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

Conde, Maite

Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was...


Paradise and Plantation
Paradise and Plantation

Tourism and Culture in the Anglophone Caribbean

Strachan, Ian Gregory

"It is hard to ignore the hotels. They rise like mammoths of iron and concrete above the homes, the office buildings, the trees of New Providence, island of my birth." So...


Transatlantic Solidarities
Transatlantic Solidarities

Irish Nationalism and Caribbean Poetics

Malouf, Michael G.

Despite their prominent place in twentieth-century literature in English, novelists and poets from Ireland and the anglophone Caribbean have long been separated by literary...


Elusive Origins
Elusive Origins

The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination

Miller, Paul B.

Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenment—generally considered the origin...


A Cultural History of Underdevelopment
A Cultural History of Underdevelopment

Latin America in the U.S. Imagination

Leary, John Patrick

A Cultural History of Underdevelopment explores the changing place of Latin America in U.S. culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the recent U.S.-Cuba détente. In...


Universal Emancipation
Universal Emancipation

The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment

Nesbitt, Nick

Unlike the American and French Revolutions, the Haitian Revolution was the first in a modern state to implement human rights universally and unconditionally. Going well beyond...


New World Modernisms
New World Modernisms

T.S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, and Kamau Brathwaite

Pollard, Charles W.

James Clifford tells us that modernism has become a "traveling culture" because it reflects the "discrepant cosmopolitanism" of the twentieth century – that is, a world in...


Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows
Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows

Animal Tales and American Identities

Arnold, A. James

The 1992 Quincentennial of the encounter between the New World and the Old resulted in a veritable culture war- an extreme polarization of hardened ideological positions on...


Bodies and Bones
Bodies and Bones

Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging

Shields, Tanya L.

In Bodies and Bones, Tanya Shields argues that a repeated engagement with the Caribbean’s iconic and historic touchstones offers a new sense of (inter)national belonging...


The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination
The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination

Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints

Kaisary, Philip

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions...


Performance and Personhood in Caribbean Literature
Performance and Personhood in Caribbean Literature

From Alexis to the Digital Age

Murray-Román, Jeannine

Focusing on the literary representation of performance practices in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean literature, Jeannine Murray-Román shows how a shared...


French and West Indian
French and West Indian

Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana Today

Burton, Richard D. E., Reno, Fred

In 1946, after more than three hundred years as French colonies, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana were transformed into "overseas departments" of France, equal and...


Staging Creolization
Staging Creolization

Women's Theater and Performance from the French Caribbean

Sahakian, Emily

In Staging Creolization, Emily Sahakian examines seven plays by Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart that premiered in the French Caribbean...


Comrade Sister
Comrade Sister

Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution

Lambert, Laurie R.

In 1979, the Marxist-Leninist New Jewel Movement under Maurice Bishop overthrew the government of the Caribbean island country of Grenada, establishing the People’s...


Sounding the Break
Sounding the Break

African American and Caribbean Routes of World Literature

Frydman, Jason

The idea of "world literature" has served as a crucial though underappreciated interlocutor for African diasporic writers, informing their involvement in processes of...


Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas
Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas
Aljoe, Nicole N., Finseth, Ian

Focusing on slave narratives from the Atlantic world of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection of essays suggests the importance—even...


Family Matters
Family Matters

Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland

Moreno, Marisel C.

Adopting a comparative and multidisciplinary approach to Puerto Rican literature, Marisel Moreno juxtaposes narratives by insular and U.S. Puerto Rican women authors in order...


Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition
Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition

The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual

St. Pierre, Maurice

A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago’s independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911–1981) served as its first prime minister. Although...


Guarding Cultural Memory
Guarding Cultural Memory

Afro-Cuban Women in Literature and the Arts

González Mandri, Flora

In Guarding Cultural Memory, Flora González Mandri examines the vibrant and uniquely illuminating post-Revolutionary creative endeavors of Afro-Cuban women. Taking on...


Pathologies of Paradise
Pathologies of Paradise

Caribbean Detours

Nair, Supriya M.

Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction of the region to Edenic...


The Quebec Connection
The Quebec Connection

A Poetics of Solidarity in Global Francophone Literatures

Tolliver, Julie-Françoise

From the 1950s to the 1970s, the idea of independence inspired radical changes across the French-speaking world. In The Quebec Connection, Julie-Françoise Tolliver...


Disaster Writing
Disaster Writing

The Cultural Politics of Catastrophe in Latin America

Anderson, Mark D.

In the aftermath of disaster, literary and other cultural representations of the event can play a role in the renegotiation of political power. In Disaster Writing, Mark...


The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives
The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives

Exploring the Self and the Environment

Kullberg, Christina

Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau, among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to...


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