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Picture of Disability in Spanish-speaking and U.S. Chicano Contexts

Disability in Spanish-speaking and U.S. Chicano Contexts

Critical and Artistic Perspectives

Editor(s): Dawn Slack

Book Description

This eclectic collection of academic essays, creative writing, and mixed media photo-images focuses on myriad representations of disability. In its various components, the volume covers time periods from the seventeenth century to the contemporary era, diverse geographic areas, and genres from plays to novels to short stories to poems to visual depictions. The essays gathered here are grounded in analyses from disability studies, postcolonial studies, and trauma studies, among others, and will be of interest not only to scholars working in these fields, but also to Hispanists and those who pursue interdisciplinary studies.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2750-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2750-6
Date of Publication: 01/04/2019
Pages / Size: 232 / A5
Price: £61.99


Dawn Slack, PhD, is Associate Professor of Spanish at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has published two works about Mexican multi-mediaist Cristina Pacheco (in The Boom Femenino in Mexico: Reading Contemporary Women’s Writing, 2011, and in The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle: Theoretical Perspectives on the Liminal Genre, 2002). Additional publications explore entrepreneurial literacy and examine further the works of Pacheco and other contemporary authors, such as Pat Mora, Elena Poniatowska, and Marta Traba. She researches languages for special purposes (LSP), entrepreneurship, leadership, language pedagogy, gender and subaltern issues, film studies, and border identities, while also writing and publishing poetry in both English and Spanish.

Karen L. Rauch, PhD, is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she has also served as Associate Professor and Chair of the Modern Language Studies Department. Her recent publications include the translation of Roberto Forns Broggi’s book, Nudos como estrellas, as well as a chapter in Mohammed Albakry’s Translation and the Intersection of Texts, Contexts and Politics: Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives. As Associate Dean, one of her foci has been establishing a relationship with faculty and administration in various Cuban universities with the goal of developing international educational opportunities for students and faculty.