Decolonial Approaches to Latin American Literatures and Cultures

  • Juan G. Ramos
  • Tara Daly

Part of the Literatures of the Americas book series (LOA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Undisciplining “Spanish” and “Literature”

  3. Decolonizing Translation and Representations of the Indigenous

  4. Material Culture and Literature as Decolonial Critiques

  5. Decolonial Options, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Transregional Alliances

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-235

About this book


Decolonial Approaches to Latin American Literatures and Cultures engages and problematizes concepts such as “decolonial” and “coloniality” to question methodologies in literary and cultural scholarship. While the  eleven contributions produce diverse approaches to literary and cultural texts ranging from Pre-Columbian to contemporary works, there is a collective questioning of the very idea of “Latin America,” what “Latin American” contains or leaves out, and the various practices and locations constituting Latinamericanism. This transdisciplinary study aims to open an evolving corpus of decolonial scholarship, providing a unique entry point into the literature and material culture produced from precolonial to contemporary times.


Decolonial Latin American literature Latin American Culture Coloniality of power translation theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan G. Ramos
    • 1
  • Tara Daly
    • 2
  1. 1.College of the Holy CrossWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA

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