Literary Criticism

Tactics of Hope in Latinx Children's and Young Adult Literature

By Jesus MontañoRegan Postma-Montaño

Using Gloria Anzaldúa’s theories of conocimiento as a critical lens, the authors examine several literary works including Side by Side / Lado a lado; They Call Me Güero; Land of the Cranes; Efrén Divided; and Gabi, a Girl in Pieces.

"A Serpentine Gesture"

John Ashbery's Poetry and Phenomenology
By Elisabeth W. Joyce

In “A Serpentine Gesture”: John Ashbery’s Poetry and Phenomenology Elisabeth W. Joyce examines John Ashbery’s poetry through the lens of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s conception of phenomenology.

A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales

Forging an Alternative Chicano Fiction
Edited by Marc García-MartínezFrancisco A. Lomelí

The fourteen essays included in this compendium examine Morales’ novels and short stories.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 2

Mind, Nation, and Power
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

Horace speaks of poetry delighting and instructing. While Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1 explores the pleasures of poetry—its language, forms, and musicality—volume 2 focuses on the public dimensions.

Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1

Language, Form, and Music
Edited by Robert von HallbergRobert Faggen

The essays collected in both volumes of Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950 move away from esoteric literary criticism toward a more evaluative and speculative inquiry that will serve as the basis from which poets will be discussed and taught over the next half-century and beyond.

El feliz ingenio neomexicano

Felipe M. Chacón and Poesía y prosa
Edited and Translated by Anna M. NogarA. Gabriel Meléndez

El feliz ingenio neomexicano is a bilingual recovery edition of Obras de Felipe Maximiliano Chacón, el Cantor Neomexicano: Poesía y prosa, the first collection of poetry published by a Mexican American author.

Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory

The Importance of Constructivist Values
By Charles Altieri

In Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory, Charles Altieri skillfully dissects the benefits and limitations of Materialist theory for works of art.

Expanding Authorship

Transformations in American Poetry since 1950
By Peter Middleton

Expanding Authorship collects important essays by Peter Middleton that show the many ways in which, in a world of proliferating communications media, poetry-making is increasingly the work of agencies extending beyond that of a single, identifiable author.

Momentous Inconclusions

The Life and Work of Larry Eigner
Edited by Jennifer BartlettGeorge Hart

The essays in this collection examine the breadth of Eigner’s interests and influence, considering issues pertaining to ecopoetics, race and ethnicity, disability, technology, media, soundscapes, phenomenology, and popular culture.

Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction and Poetry

By J. Agustín Pastén B.

Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction and Poetry examines the ways in which Bolaño employs a type of literary aesthetics that subverts traits traditionally associated with postmodernism.

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