Writing/Righting History: Twenty-Five Years of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage
Clara Lomas and Antonia Castañeda
Bookmarks twenty-five years of recovering US Hispanic literature
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
Bind: Trade Paperback
The tenth volume in the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Series, this collection of essays reflects on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the project’s efforts to locate, identify, preserve and disseminate the literary contributions of US Latinos from the Spanish Colonial Period to contemporary times.
Essays by scholars recalling the beginnings of the project cover a wide range of topics: origins, identity, archival research, institutional politics and pedagogy. From recollections about funding to personal reminiscences, the recovery of Jewish Hispanic heritage and the intellectual project of reframing American history and literature, these articles provide a fascinating look at twenty-five years of recovering the written legacy of the Hispanic population in what has become the United States.
An additional nineteen scholarly essays speak to specific efforts to recover an extremely diverse Latino literary heritage. Historians and literary critics who research Spanish, English and Sephardic texts examine a broad array of subjects, including colonialism, historical populations, exile and immigration. This far-reaching book is required reading for those studying US Latino history and literature.
ANTONIA CASTAÑEDA is the former co-editor of the Chicana Matters Book Series (University of Texas Press). She was a professor of Chicana/Chicano and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and now lives in San Antonio, Texas.
CLARA LOMAS, the editor of The Rebel (Arte Público Press, 1994) and Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios (Duke University Press, 2001), is a professor in the Spanish Department at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.