Imperialism and the Wider Atlantic

Essays on the Aesthetics, Literature, and Politics of Transatlantic Cultures

  • Tania Gentic
  • Francisco LaRubia-Prado

Part of the The New Urban Atlantic book series (NUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tania Gentic, Francisco LaRubia-Prado
    Pages 1-16
  3. Cultural and Historical Frontiers

  4. Literary and Aesthetic Exchanges

  5. Ideas in Circulation

  6. Repression and Expression

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-335

About this book


The essays in this volume broaden previous approaches to Atlantic literature and culture by comparatively studying the politics and textualities of Southern Europe, North America, and Latin America across languages, cultures, and periods. Historically grounded while offering new theoretical approaches, the volume encourages debate on whether the critical lens of imperialism often invoked to explain transatlantic studies may be challenged by the diagonal translinguistic relationships that comprise what the editors term the wider Atlantic. The essays explore how instances of inverse coloniality, global networks of circulation, and linguistic conceptualizations of nation and identity question dominant structures of power from the nineteenth century to today. 


Hispanic Studies Spanish Literature Transatlantic Literature North American Cultural Hegemony Latin American Literature 19th-Century Imperialism Federico García Lorca Wifredo Lam Alfonso Reyes Eugeni d’Ors Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda Ramón del Valle-Inclán Miguel Bosé Frances Calderón Miguel de Unamuno

Editors and affiliations

  • Tania Gentic
    • 1
  • Francisco LaRubia-Prado
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgetown UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown UniversityWashingtonUSA

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