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Shared Selves: Latinx Memoir and Ethical Alternatives to Humanism

Suzanne Bost

Abstract

Writing about marginalized lives has the power to shift norms. In telling their own stories, John Rechy, Aurora Levins Morales, Gloria Anzaldúa, and other Latinx writers make visible experiences and bodies that are rarely at the center of the stories we read, and they dramatize the complexity of human agencies and responsibilities. Yet the memoirs this book analyzes move beyond focus on the human as their subjects’ personal histories intertwine with communities, animals, spirits, and the surrounding environment. This interconnectedness resonates with critical developments in posthumanist theor ... More

Keywords: Latina literature, Latino literature, Latinx literature, Posthumanism, memoir, feminist New Materialism, queer theory, ecocriticism, disability studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042799
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042799.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Bost, author
Loyola University Chicago