This collection explores the perpetually changing notion of Latin American identity, particularly as illustrated in literature and other forms of cultural expression. Editor Elizabeth Montes Garcés has gathered contributions from specialists who examine the effects of such major phenomena as migration, globalization, and gender on the construct of Latin American identities, and, as such, are reshaping the traditional understanding of Latin America's cultural history. The contributors to this volume are experts in Latin American literature and culture. Covering a diverse range of genres from poetry to film, their essays explore themes such as feminism, deconstruction, and postcolonial theory as they are reflected in the Latin American cultural milieu.
Elizabeth Montes Garcés is an associate professor in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish at the University of Calgary. Her area of expertise is Latin American women's writing. She has published El cuestionamiento de los mecanismos de representación en la novel'stica de Fanny Buitrago and several articles on Latin American female writers. She was the secretary of the Canadian Association of Hispanists from 2003 to 2005.
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