Considerations of the insufficiency of the category Latina/o/x is not new, particularly as concerns social justice and reparative projects that seek material redress for the centuries-long racial, ethnic, and culture-based oppressions against this dynamic and complex population. In fact, this is a primary consideration of many works across the diverse field of Latina/o/x Studies. Thus, when we read and discuss scenes of sexual violence in Latina/o/x and Afrolatina/o/x literatures, we must approach each instance locally.
This week, in a series of blog takeovers, we’re looking at #MeToo and Literary Studies with posts from the collection’s contributors. Guest post by Robin E. Field Precious Jones was introduced to readers 25 years ago, when Sapphire’s debut novel Push was released in June 1996. Almost immediately Precious became as beloved a figure as her inspiration,… Read More »
This week, in a series of blog takeovers, we’re looking at #MeToo and Literary Studies with posts from the collection’s contributors. This is the second post in the series. Guest post by Elif S. Armbruster, PhD On October 5th, the New York Times ran a 10,000-word article that centered on a long drawn out and… Read More »
Guest post by Josephine Donovan I have been exhilarated by the resurgence of feminism in the 21st century, in the #MeToo movement, in the million-woman protest marches of January 2017, in renewed efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and in the record numbers of women running for office in the U. S. today. But… Read More »