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Becoming Julia de BurgosThe Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

While it is rare for a poet to become a cultural icon, Julia de Burgos has evoked feelings of bonding and identification in Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the United States for over half a century. ... More

Black Internationalist FeminismWomen Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Cheryl Higashida

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book examines how African American women writers affiliated themselves with the post-World War II Black Communist Left and developed a distinct strand of feminism. This vital yet largely ... More

Cannibal WritesEating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Njeri Githire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Postcolonial and diaspora studies scholars and critics have paid increasing attention to the use of metaphors of food, eating, digestion, and various affiliated actions such as loss of appetite, ... More

Splattered InkPostfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Sarah E. Whitney

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In-depth and refreshingly readable, this book is a bold analysis of postfeminist gothic, a literary genre that continues to jar readers, reject happy endings, and find powerful new ways to talk about ... More

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