Sonia E. Alvarez in Glasgow – Turning to Feminisms: Re-visioning Cultures, Power, and Politics in Latin America, reported by Rebecca DeWald

As part of her self-confessed marathon of lectures and talks in the UK, Sonia E. Alvarez, Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was kind enough to stop over at the Translating Feminism Network at the […]

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Wee nota

Thanks to everyone who is reading our past blog posts and checking in with The SALSA Collective. Apologies for the hiatus on new material, we’re very busy on other projects at the moment but will be back soon with more blogs on all things latinidad. If you’re interested in writing a Guest Blog for us, then […]

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Reflections: Latin American Indigeneities Workshop by Cian Warfield

As we reflect on Indigenous People’s Day (October 10, 2016), Cian has written a blog about the Latin American Indigeneities Workshop at UCC. _________________________________________________________________ Thursday, 6 October 2016 The Centre for Mexican Studies, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (UCC) in collaboration with The Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre, The Study of Religions Department (UCC). The blueprint […]

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‘No eres de aquí? A solo adventure to Teotihuacan’ by Harriet Smart

‘No eres de aquí, verdad?’ ‘No, soy inglesa’ ‘Ahhh… y viajas SOLA?’ Dawn was breaking quickly over the Teotihuacan pyramids, one of Mexico’s breath-taking archaeological sites and, armed with my sister’s SLR camera, I was in a hurry to get inside its gates to capture the moment. In keeping with my usual meticulous planning, I […]

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Thank F*** for the Riff Raff!

Last week New Orleans-based indie folk band Hurray for the Riff Raff, came to the Norwich Arts Center giving myself, and fellow SALSA Collective co-creator Eilidh, a wonderful opportunity to reunite after several months apart and to say goodbye before my big move back to the United States. And wow! What a way to honour […]

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English con SALSA

  Gina Valdés, ‘English con salsa,’ Revista Chicana-Riqueña/The Americas Review, 21 (1993) The SALSA panel at this year’s IAAS and BAAS conference addressed the ways in which Spanish (as well as other languages) is used in contemporary American/Américan fiction and sought to challenge the often Anglo-centric direction of such discussions at American Studies conferences on […]

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The Subversive Form and Content of Ana Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters

As part of the SALSA Collective’s panel at next month’s IBAAS conference, I will be discussing prolific Chicana author Ana Castillo’s first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986). Reading the text through the lens of Castillo’s theoretical writings on Xicanisma (the author’s coinage for Chicana feminism), I will explore how the novel’s form and content work […]

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Spanish in an Anglophone Novel: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead

As part of SALSA’s panel on ‘Español in Contemporary Fiction’ at the forthcoming Irish and British Associations for American Studies conference in Belfast (IBAAS), I’ll be asking how we can open up Leslie M. Silko’s notoriously difficult Almanac of the Dead (1992) by reading it bilingually—with an ear to both the English in which it […]

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Disculpa/Soz

I’ve been remiss, I know. The last few months have been busy and I haven’t kept up with The SALSA Collective blogging. I’m going through revisions for my project and it’s going to be a big job! So… if you, or your friends, o familia, or anyone fancy writing a blog for us here at […]

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