Tortilleras: Hispanic & U.S.Latina Lesbian Expression

Tortilleras: Hispanic & U.S.Latina Lesbian Expression

By: Lourdes M. Torres (author)Paperback

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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.

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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.Contributors: Maria Claudia Andre, Janis Breckenridge, Regina M. Buccola, Karina Lisette Cespedes, Sara E. Cooper, Catriona Rueda Esquibel, Salvador C. Fernandez, Elisa A. Garza; Wilfredo Hernandez, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, Gema Perez-Sanchez, Christina Sharpe, Sherry Velasco, Nancy Vosburg, and the editors.


AcknowledgmentsIntroduction - Lourdes TorresPart I: coming Out/Covering Up1. From the Margins to the Mainstream: Lesbian Characters in Spanish Fiction (1964-79) - Wilfredo Hernandez2. Carme Riera: (Un)Covering the Lesbian Subject or Simulation of Coming Out? - Inmaculada Pertusa3. Tomboy Tantrums and Queer Infatuations: Reading Lesbianism in Magali Garcia Ramis's Felices Dias, Tio Sergio - Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes4. Coming-Out Stories and the Politics of Identity in the Narrative of Terri de la Pena - Salvador C. FernandezPart II: (Re)presenting Lesbian Desire5. Silent Pleasures and Pleasures of Silence: Ana Maria Moix's "Las Virtudes Peligrosas" - Nancy Vosburg6. Reading, Writing, and the Love that Dares Not Seak Its Name: Eloquent Silences in Ana Maria Moix's Julia - Gema Perez-Sanchez7. Outside the Castle Walls: Beyond Lesbian Counterplotting in Cristina Peri Rossi's Desastres Intimos - Janis Breckenridge8. "He Made Me a Hole!" Gender Bending, Sexual Desire, and the Representation of Sexual Violence - Regina M. BuccolaPart III: Sites of Resistance9. Bomberas on Stage: Carmelita Tropicana Speaking in Tongues Against History, Madness, Fate, and the State - Karina Lissette Cespedes10. 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 Andre11. The Lesbian Family in Christina Peri Rossi's "The Witness": A Study in Utopia and Infiltrations - Sara E. Cooper12. Chicana Lesbianism and the Multigenre Text - Elisa A. GarzaPart IV: Racialized Lesbianisms13. Interracial Lesbian Erotics in Early Modern Spain: Catalina de Erauso and Elana/o de Cespedes - Sherry Velasco14. Violence, Desire, and Transformative Remembering in Emma Perez's Gulf Dreams - Lourdes Torres15. Learning to Live Without Black Familia: Cherrie Moraga's Nationalist Articulations - Christina Sharpe16. Shameless Histories: Chicana Lesbian Fictions Talking Race/Talking Sex - Catriona Rueda EsquibelAbout the Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9781592130078
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781592130078
  • ISBN10: 1592130070

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