Volume 9 (2012)
 
The Origins of Central American Narrative
Volume 9 cover: El primer mapa oficial de la República de El Salvador (1858)
There is little question of the increased presence of Central American literary and cultural studies within the past few decades, through the criticism of scholars throughout both the region and the world. The growth of conferences and the publication of books and articles dedicated to Central America provides evidence of the newfound dedication to studying its cultural production. At the same time, the study of Central American literature and culture in many ways has the feel of a recently-formed discipline, even despite being the home of the recognized father of the modernista movement, and of Latin America’s second Nobel prize laureate, the first to win the award for narrative production. This issue of Brújula should make clear the need to restructure the canon of both Central American and Latin American literatures in particular as taught in the United States.


comentario editorial

The Origins of Central American Narrative

Brian Davisson & Karina Zelaya, University of California, Davis

On behalf of the entire editorial committee, we are very pleased to present the 9th volume of Brújula as the first volume of the journal to be made available exclusively as an online edition. This volume is devoted to the beginnings of narrative production in Central America, starting in the 1870s, and stretching to the vanguardista period of the 1920s. Read the rest of this entry »


perspectives

Articulando modernidades heterogéneas: producción literaria centroamericana a fines del siglo diecinueve y principios del veinte

Arturo Arias, University of Texas at Austin


arquivo

El primer mapa oficial de la República de El Salvador (1858)

Carlos Cañas Dinarte, Academia Salvadoreña de la Historia

San Salvador: Centro Nacional de Registros-FUNDEMAS-CEL, 2011 (Click for high-resolution image)


enfoques

Humor, Irony and Surrealism in Luis Cardoza y Aragón’s Maelstrom: Films telescopiados (1926)

Adrian Kane, Boise State University

Caballos tropicales y otras fieras: crítica y límites del discurso crítico de Rafael Arévalo Martínez

Claudia S. García, University of Nebraska at Omaha

De conflictos y ambigüedades: estrategias de representación del héroe costarricense Juan Santamaría

Verónica Ríos, University of Texas at Austin

El personaje de Blanca Olmedo: cuando escribir “era oficio de hombres”

Ericka Parra, Valdosta State University

Una incurable tristeza de raza: La figura del indígena en la literatura salvadoreña (1880-1910)

Ricardo Roque-Baldovinos, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas

La representación del indio en las generaciones del 10 y del 20 en Guatemala: Carlos Wyld Ospina y Carlos Samayoa Chinchilla

Marta Casaús, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


en route

Teaching the Periphery: Central American Literature and Culture in the Classroom

Julia Medina, University of San Diego
Yajaira M. Padilla, The University of Kansas
           Yansi Pérez, Carleton College


arte factu

Works from American Dream Blues: “Cesar” & “Rigoberto”

Beatriz Cortez California State University, Northridge

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topographies

Problematizing a Century of Central American History, Geography, and Subjectivity: A Conversation with Ana Patricia Rodríguez

Brian Davisson & Karina Zelaya, University of California, Davis


travesía crítica

Viajar y escribir: El trópico como tema y destino en Tropical Travel: The Representation of Central America in the Nineteenth Century, de Juan Carlos Vargas

Ana María Ferreira, Georgetown University

Apuntes sobre el diario de un viajero iraquí en la América del siglo XVII: Un viaje poco conocido: la visita de Elías al-Mawsili, sacerdote caldeo iraquí, a la America Colonial (1669?-1680), de Roberto Marín Guzmán

Sandra García Sanborn, California State University, Stanislaus

Un decadentismo creativo: Eros pervertido. La novela decadente en el modernismo hispanoamericano, de Karen Poe

Bernal Herrera, Universidad de Costa Rica

Oral history and subaltern studies in the recovery of repressed narratives in western El Salvador: To Rise in Darkness: Revolution, Repression, and Memory in El Salvador, 1920–1932, by Jeffrey L. Gould & Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago

Andrew Kerr, University of California, Davis

Hacia una nueva aproximación a la literature centroamericana: El tropo del transistmo en Dividing the Isthmus: Central American Transnational Histories, Literature and Culture, de Ana Patricia Rodriguez

Oriel María Siu, University of California, Los Angeles

Unearthing the Graves: a Forceful Approach to Historicizing Insurrection and Oppression in El Salvador, 1920-1932: To Rise in Darkness: Revolution, Repression, and Memory in El Salvador, 1920-1932, by Jeffrey L. Gould & Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago

Elizabeth Skwiot, University of California, Davis


contributors and editors

Volume 9 Contributors

Thanks to the following contributors to Brújula Volume 9. Read the rest of this entry »

Volume 9 Editors & Advisors

Thanks to the following Brújula Volume 9 editors and advisors. Read the rest of this entry »

Volume 9 Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas for providing financial and logistical support for the journal since its inception.  Read the rest of this entry »