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Topics in Latin American Culture: Bibliographies

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The primary texts are listed separately on the main seminar schedule. Below is some suggested secondary reading for each seminar, where available. An asterisk (*) indicates that a photocopy of that item is available for consultation or copying in the Centre of Latin American Studies. Items without asterisks are usually available from Cambridge libraries (in most cases the University Library or the CLAS library, Mill Lane).

Michaelmas Term

1. The Popul Vuh and indigenismo

Adorno, Rolena. �Cultures in Contact: Mesoameria, the Andes, and the European Written Tradition� in Echevarr�a and Pupo Walker, The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, Vol 1: Discovery to Modernism (Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 1996), pp. 33-57.*

Crumley de P�rez, Laura Lee. 'Bal�n-Can�n y la construcci�n narrativa de una cosmovisi�n ind�gena'. Revista Iberoamericana 50.127 (Apr-June 1984): 491-503.

O�Connell, Joanna, Prospero�s daughter: the prose of Rosario Castellanos. The Texas Pan American series (Austin: University of Texas Press), 1995.

Smith, Paul Julian. �Rosario Castellanos and H�l�ne Cixous� in Representing the Other: �Race�, Text and Gender in Spanish and Spanish American Narrative (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992) pp. 128-60.

2. New Readings of Borges

Balderston, Daniel. �Historical Situations in Borges�, in MLN, vol. 105 no. 2 (Hispanic Issue; March 1990), 331-50*

King, John. �Jorge Luis Borges: A View from the Periphery� in King, ed., Modern Latin American Fiction: A Survey (London and Boston: Faber & Faber, 1987)*

Gonz�lez, Jos� Eduardo. Borges and the Politics of Form (New York and London: Garland, 1998), especially pp. 11-56*

Molloy, Sylvia. Signs of Borges (Durham and London: Durham University Press, 1994)

Pauls, Alan. El factor Borges (Barcelona: Anagrama, 2000), especially pp. 25-43*

Piglia, Ricardo. �Sobre Borges� in Piglia, Cr�tica y ficci�n (Buenos Aires: Planeta, 2000), pp. 81-94*

Sarlo, Beatriz. Borges, un escritor en las orillas (Buenos Aires: Seix Barral, 2003), especially pp. 7-17*, 157-81*

Sturrock, John. Paper Tigers: The Ideal Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977)

3. Narrativa de la tierra and Cultural Geography

4. Postcolonial Narratives

Bell, Michael. Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez: Solitude and Solidarity (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993)

Labanyi, Jo. �Language and Power in The Autumn of the Patriarch� in Bernard McGuirk and Richard Cardwell, eds, Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez: New Readings (Cambridge: CUP, 1987), pp. 135-49*

Martin, Gerald. �On �Magical� and Social Realism in Garc�a M�rquez� in Robin Fiddian, ed., Garc�a M�rquez (London and New York: Longman, 1995), pp. 95-116*

McGuirk, B. and Cardwell, R., eds. Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez: New Readings (1987), Cambridge: CUP

Menton, Seymour. Latin America�s New Historical Novel (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993)

Ortega, Julio. �The Autumn of the Patriarch: Text and Culture� in Robin Fiddian, ed., Garc�a M�rquez (London and New York: Longman, 1995), pp. 121-43*

Parkinson Zamora, Lois. �The Myth of Apocalypse and Human Temporality in Garc�a M�rquez�s One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Autumn of the Patriarch� in Robin Fiddian, ed., Garc�a M�rquez (London and New York: Longman, 1995), pp. 63-78*

Reati, Fernando. �Posse, Saer, Di Benedetto y Brailovksy: deseo y para�so en la novela argentina sobre la Conquista� in Revista de estudios hisp�nicos, vol. 29 no. 1 (1995), 121-36

Roderick, Jason. �Conventional History Going to the Dogs: Abel Posse�s The Dogs of Paradise and Historiographic Metafiction� in Ariel, vol. 9 no. 2 (1994), 5-24

Sklodowska, Elzbieta. �El (re)descubrimiento de Am�rica: la parodia en la novela hist�rica� in Romance Quarterly, vol. 37 no. 3 (1990), 345-52

Williams, Raymond L. Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez (Boston: Twayne, 1984) [contains a section on El oto�o del patriarca*]

5. Mexican Women's Poetry


Braidotti, Rosi. "The Politics of Ontological Difference" in Teresa Brennan, ed., Between Feminism &
(Routledge, 1989).


Castellanos, Rosario. "Once Again Sor Juana", in Ahern, ed., A Rosario Castellanos Reader.

6. Colombian Literature on La Violencia

Bal, Mieke, Jonathan Crewe and Leo Spitzer eds (1999), Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present (London: University of Press of New England).  

Bergquist, Charles W., Ricardo Pe�aranda and Gonzalo S�nchez eds (2001), Violence in Colombia 1999-2000: Waging War and Negotiating Peace (Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources).  

Derrida, Jacques, Specters of Marx: The State of Debt, The Work of Mourning, and the New International (1994 [1993]), trans. P. Kamuf (London and New York: Routledge).

Gugelberger, Georg M. Ed., (1996), The Real Thing: Testimonial Discourse and Latin America. (Durham and London: Duke University Press).

Lefebvre, Henri (2001 [1974]), The Production of Space, trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith (Oxford: Basil Blackwell).

Lindsay, Claire (2003), ��Clear and Present Danger�: Trauma, Memory and Laura Restrepo's La novia oscura�, Hispanic Research Journal, (4): 1, pp. 41-58.

Martin-Barbero, Jes�s (2000), �La ciudad: entre medios y miedos�. In Ciudadan�as del miedo. S. Rotker Ed. (Caracas: Nueva Sociedad), pp. 29-35.

Molano, Alfredo (1983), Los a�os del tropel (Bogot�: El �ncora).

______________(2001), Desterrados (Bogot�: El �ncora).

O�Bryen, Rory (2004) �Representations of the City in the Narrative of Fernando Vallejo�, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, (13): 2, pp. 195-204.

P�caut, Daniel (2003), �Memoria imposible, historia imposible, olvido imposible� in Violencia y pol�tica en Colombia: elementos de reflexi�n (Medell�n: Hombre Nuevo Editores), pp. 113-133.

Rueda, Mar�a Helena (2004), �Escrituras del desplazamiento. Los sentidos del desarraigo en la narrativa colombiana reciente�, Revista Iberoamericana, (LXX): 207, pp. 391-408.

Salazar, Alonso (1992), No nacimos pa�semilla (Bogot�: CINEP).

7. Popular Culture/Globalization and Cultural Hybridity

Beverley, J. 1999. Subalternity and Representation, London: Duke University Press.

Col�s, S. 1994. Postmodernity in Latin America. The Argentine Paradigm, London: Duke University Press.

Fuguet, A. 2003. �Presentaci�n McOndo�, Fuguet.com [Internet]. Available from: http://www.marcosymarcos.com/macondo.htm .

Garc�a Canclini, N. 1995a. Culturas h�bridas, Argentina: Editorial Sudamericana.

����. 1995b. Consumidores y ciudadanos, Mexico: Editorial Grijalbo.

����. 1999. La globalizaci�n imaginada, Mexico: Paid�s.

Habermas, J. 1984. �Modernity: an Incomplete Project�, in: H. Foster (ed.). The Anti-Aesthetic, Washington: Bay Press.

Harvey, D. 1990. The Condition of Postmodernity, Oxford: Blackwell.

Hassan, I. 1993. �Toward a Concept of Postmodernism�, in: J. Natoli & L. Hutcheon. A Postmodern Reader, New York: State University of New York Press.

Hutcheon, L. 1989. The Politics of Postmodernism, London: Routledge.

Jameson, F. �Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism�, in: M. Hardt & K. Weeks. The Jameson Reader, Oxford: Blackwell, 188-232.

����. 1992. Signatures of the Visible, London: Routledge.

Lyotard, F. 1984. The Postmodern Condition, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Mart�n-Barbero, J. 1987. De los medios a las mediaciones: Comunicaci�n, cultura y hegemon�a, Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili.

����. 2001. Al sur de la modernidad, University of Pittsburgh: Serie Nuevo Siglo.

Ortiz, R. 2001. �De la modernidad incompleta a la modernidad-mundo�, Etc�tera: pol�tica y cultura en l�nea [Internet]. Available from: http://www.etcetera.com.mx/2000/381/ensayos.html .

Richard, N. 1994. �Latinoam�rica y la postmodernidad�, in: H. Herlinghaus & M. Walter (eds). Postmodernidad en la periferia, Berlin: Langer Verlag.

Rowe, W. & V. Schelling. 1991. Memory and Modernity: Popular Culture in Latin America, London: Verso.

Sarlo, B. 1994. Escenas de la vida posmoderna, Buenos Aires: Espasa Calpe Argentina.

���� 2002. �Cultural Studies: Reworking the Nation, Revisiting Identity�, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 11:3: 333-342.

Schelling, V. 2000. Through the Kaleidoscope, London: Verso.

Williams, R. L. 1995. The Postmodern Novel in Latin America, New York: St Martin�s Press.

For an overview of theories of modernity and postmodernity, see GK's seminar paper on the subject (for an old MPhil module) -- includes more extensive theoretical bibliography.

8. Rewriting History 

Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation, trans. Sheila Faria Glaser (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994), pp. 1-51*

Cittadini, Fernando. �Historia y ficci�n en Respiraci�n artificial� in Roland Spiller, ed., La novela argentina de los a�os 80 (Frankfurt: Vervuert, 1991), pp. 37-46

Col�s, Santiago. Postmodernity in Latin America: The Argentine Paradigm (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1994) [contains a section on Respiraci�n artificial]

Cort�s Rocca, Paola and Mart�n Kohan. Im�genes de vida, relatos de muerte: Eva Per�n, cuerpo y pol�tica (Buenos Aires: Beatriz Viterbo, 1998)

Davies, Lloyd Hughes. �Portraits of a Lady: Postmodern Readings of Tom�s Eloy Martinez�s Santa Evita� in Modern Language Review, vol. 95 no. 2 (April 2000), 415-23*

Echavarren, Roberto. �La literariedad: Respiraci�n artificial, de Ricardo Piglia� in Revista iberoamericana, vol. 49 no. 125 (1983), 997-1008

Ferro, Roberto. El lector ap�crifo (Buenos Aires: Ediciones De la Flor, 1998) [contains a short chapter on Santa Evita*]

Gnutzmann, Rita. �Historia y metaficci�n en Respiraci�n artificial de Ricardo Piglia� in Revista interamericana de bibliograf�a, vol. 40 no. 4 (1990), 351-60

Hutcheon, Linda. A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction (London and New York: Routledge, 1988)

���. The Politics of Postmodernism (London and New York: Routledge, 1989)

Menton, Seymour. Latin America�s New Historical Novel (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993) [contains a section on Respiraci�n artificial]

Morello-Frosch, Marta. �Significaci�n e historia en: Respiraci�n artificial de Ricardo Piglia� in Hern�n Vidal, ed., Fascismo y experiencia literaria: reflexiones para una recanonizaci�n (Minneapolis: Institute for the Study of Ideologies and Literature, 1985), pp. 489-500

Page, Joanna. �Ricardo Piglia: towards a re-socialized literature�, in Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, vol. 10 no. 2 (December 2004), 169-89*

Williams, Raymond Leslie. The Postmodern Novel in Latin America: Politics, Culture, and the Crisis of Truth (New York: St Martin�s Press, 1995)

Lent Term

1. Roberto Arlt: Modernity, Anarchy, Culture

2. Mexican Women's Writing: Testimony and Subjectivity

3. Roberto Bola�o

4. Postmodern Cyberfiction

*** additional items will be placed on this list before the seminar***

Avelar, Idelber. The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999) [contains chapter on La ciudad ausente*]

Berg, Edgardo H. �La conspiraci�n literaria (sobre La ciudad ausente de Ricardo Piglia)� in Hispam�rica, vol. 25 no. 75 (December 1996), 37-47*

D�az Qui�ones, Arcadio, ed. Ricardo Piglia: conversaci�n en Princeton (Princeton: Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University, 1998) [this is available online at http://www.princeton.edu/~plas/publications/Cuadernos/plas2_pub.htm]

Jagoe, Eva-Lynn Alicia. �The Disembodied Machine: Matter, Femininity and Nation in Piglia�s La ciudad ausente� in Latin American Literary Review, vol. 23 no. 45 (January-June 1995), 5-17*

Mesa Gancedo, Daniel. Extra�os semejantes: el personaje artificial y el artefacto narrativo en la literatura hispanoamericana (Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2002) [contains chapter on La ciudad ausente*]

Page, Joanna. �Writing as resistance in Ricardo Piglia�s La ciudad ausente� in Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol. 81 no. 3 (May 2004), 343-60*

Pereira, Maria Antonieta. Ricardo Piglia y sus precursores (Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2001)

5. Writing under the Sign of the Father

Cristina Peri Rossi, �Literatura y mujer�, Eco [Bogot�] 237 (marzo de 1983):  498-506.

Luisa Valenzuela, �The Other Face of the Phallus�.  In Chevigny and Laguardia, eds., Reinventing the Americas.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1986. 242-48.

Carole-Anne Tyler, �Boys will be Girls:  the Politics of Gay Drag�.  In Fuss, ed., Inside/Out:  Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories.  London:  Routledge, 1991.  32-70.

6. Brevity Unbound: Tradition and Modernity in the Short Story


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