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Neobaroque in the Americas

Alternative Modernities in Literature, Visual Art, and Film
Monika Kaup

BUY Paper · 392 pp. · 6.125 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813933139 · $32.50 · Nov 2012
BUY Cloth · 392 pp. · 6.125 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813933122 · $75.00 · Nov 2012
BUY Ebook · 392 pp. · ISBN 9780813933146 · $32.50 · Nov 2012

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 baroque within a hemispheric framework embracing North America, Latin America, and U.S. Latino/a culture. As "neobaroque" comes to the forefront of New World studies, attention to transcultural dynamics is overturning the traditional scholarship that confined the baroque to a specific period, class, and ideology in the seventeenth century. Reflecting on the rich, nonlinear genealogy of baroque expression, Neobaroque in the Americas envisions the baroque as an anti-proprietary expression that brings together seemingly disparate writers and artists and contributes to the new studies in global modernity.


With Neobaroque in the Americas, Monika Kaup presents an insightful and exciting addition to the new and expanding field of neobaroque studies. Kaup’s scholarship is impressive, and what she has to say about her subject matter is original and offers a unique understanding of the continued presence of baroque aesthetics.

Angela Ndalianis,, author of, University of Melbourne, author of Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment

About the Author(s): 

Monika Kaup, Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington, is the coeditor, with Lois Parkinson Zamora, of Baroque New Worlds: Representation, Transculturation, Counterconquest.

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