Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression

Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression

By: Inmaculada Pertusa (editor), Lourdes M. Torres (editor)Hardback

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The first anthology to focus exclusively on queer readings of Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina lesbian literature and culture, "Tortilleras" interrogates issues of gender, national identity, race, ethnicity, and class to show the impossibility of projecting a singular Hispanic or Latina Lesbian. Examining carefully the works of a range of lesbian writers and performance artists, including Carmelita Tropicana and Christina Peri Rossi, among others, the contributors create a picture of the complicated and multi-textured contributions of Latina and Hispanic lesbians to literature and culture. More than simply describing this sphere of creativity, the contributors also recover from history the long, veiled existence of this world, exposing its roots, its impact on lesbian culture, and, making the power of lesbian performance and literature visible. Author note: Lourdes Torres is Associate Professor of Latin American/Latino studies at De Paul University. Inmaculada Perpetusa-Seva is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky.

About Author

LOURDES TORRES is Associate Professor of Latin American/Latino studies at De Paul University. INMACULADA PERTUSA is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Kentucky.

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Lourdes Torres Part I: coming Out/Covering Up 1. From the Margins to the Mainstream: Lesbian Characters in Spanish Fiction (1964-79) Wilfredo Hernandez 2. Carme Riera: (Un)Covering the Lesbian Subject or Simulation of Coming Out? Inmaculada Pertusa 3. Tomboy Tantrums and Queer Infatuations: Reading Lesbianism in Magali Garcia Ramis's Felices Dias, Tio Sergio Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes 4. Coming-Out Stories and the Politics of Identity in the Narrative of Terri de la Pena Salvador C. Fernandez Part II: (Re)presenting Lesbian Desire 5. Silent Pleasures and Pleasures of Silence: Ana Maria Moix's "Las Virtudes Peligrosas" Nancy Vosburg 6. Reading, Writing, and the Love that Dares Not Seak Its Name: Eloquent Silences in Ana Maria Moix's Julia Gema Perez-Sanchez 7. Outside the Castle Walls: Beyond Lesbian Counterplotting in Cristina Peri Rossi's Desastres Intimos Janis Breckenridge 8. "He Made Me a Hole!" Gender Bending, Sexual Desire, and the Representation of Sexual Violence Regina M. Buccola Part III: Sites of Resistance 9. Bomberas on Stage: Carmelita Tropicana Speaking in Tongues Against History, Madness, Fate, and the State Karina Lissette Cespedes 10. Empowering the Feminine/Feminist/Lesbian Subject Through the Lens: The Representation of Women in Maria Luisa Bemberg's Yo, la Peor de Todas Maria Claudia Andre 11. The Lesbian Family in Christina Peri Rossi's "The Witness": A Study in Utopia and Infiltrations Sara E. Cooper 12. Chicana Lesbianism and the Multigenre Text Elisa A. Garza Part IV: Racialized Lesbianisms 13. Interracial Lesbian Erotics in Early Modern Spain: Catalina de Erauso and Elana/o de Cespedes Sherry Velasco 14. Violence, Desire, and Transformative Remembering in Emma Perez's Gulf Dreams Lourdes Torres 15. Learning to Live Without Black Familia: Cherrie Moraga's Nationalist Articulations Christina Sharpe 16. Shameless Histories: Chicana Lesbian Fictions Talking Race/Talking Sex Catriona Rueda Esquibel About the Contributors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781592130061
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781592130061
  • ISBN10: 1592130062

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