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Gale Literary Sources This link opens in a new window
This literary collection provides full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, critical essays, work and topic overviews, and author bios.
MLA International Bibliography with Full Text This link opens in a new window
The leading scholarly index for research on modern languages, literatures, folklore, linguistics and film, including full-text for many core journals.
Literary Reference Center Plus This link opens in a new window
A comprehensive full text literature database offering a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature
A broad survey of Latino literature from the colonial era to the present Entries cover writers, genres, ethnic and national literatures, movements, historical topics and events, themes, concepts, associations and organizations, and publishers and magazines.
Companion to Latin American Studies
This book covers a wide variety of topics, and aims to situate Latin America in its historical, linguistic and cultural context. Chapter 7 focuses entirely on Latino/a literature in the US.
Latino and Latina Writers
A bibliographical and critical examination of Latin American writers active since 1960. Includes sections on Chicano/a writers (in Volume 1) along with Dominican, Cuban and Puerto Rican writers (in Volume 2).
Library Books on Latina writers in the US
Identity in Latin American and Latina Literature (ebook) by
This study examines works that address the spatial location of Latinidades, especially Latina, identity by subverting literary history and literary theory through testimonio, hybrid genres, social activism, metafiction, and solidarity.
In Other Words by
Call Number: 810.8 In14
A collection of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays written by forty-five Latina writers of the United States, arranged by genre, and including brief biographical information about each author. A print book on the 2nd floor of the library (the catalog's ebook link goes to an online version of one of the book's stories).
Troubling Nationhood in U. S. Latina Literature (ebook) by
This book examines the ways that recent U.S. Latina literature challenges popular definitions of nationhood and national identity. It explores the works of Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American writers Denise Chavez, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Esmeralda Santiago, and Himilce Novas to show how these texts argue for the legitimate belonging of Latino/as within U.S. borders and counter much of today's anti-immigration rhetoric.
Transnational Latina Narratives in the Twenty-First Century by
Call Number: 810.99287 H42t
Examines twenty-first-century Latina narratives by female authors of diverse Latin American heritages based in the U.S. This book draws on the work of Denise Chávez, Sandra Cisneros, Marta Moreno Vega, Angie Cruz, and Marie Arana, as well as a diverse blend of popular culture.
Intersections of Harm: narratives of Latina deviance and defiance by
Call Number: 810.99287 H163i
This book examines literary representations of harm inflicted on Latinas' minds and bodies, and on the places Latinas inhabit, but also explores how hope can be found amid so much harm. Analyzing contemporary memoirs and novels by Irene Vilar, Loida Maritza Perez, Ana Castillo, Cristina García, and Julia Alvarez, the author argues that the individual harm experienced by Latinas needs to be understood in relation to the collective histories of aggression against their communities.