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Tortilleras : Hispanic and U.S. Latina lesbian expression
Pertusa, Inmaculada, 1963-
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
vi, 279 pages ; 26 cm
From the margins to the mainstream: lesbian characters in Spanish fiction (1964-79) / Wilfredo Hernández -- Carme Riera: (un)covering the lesbian subject or simulation of coming out? / Inmaculada Pertusa -- Tomboy tantrums and queer infatuations: reading lesbianism in Magali García Ramis's Felices días, tío Sergio / Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes -- Coming-out stories and the politics of identity in the narrative of Terri de la Peña / Salvador C. Fernández -- Silent pleasures and pleasures of silence: Ana María Moix's "Las virtudes peligrosas" / Nancy Vosburg -- Reading, writing, and the love that dares not speak its name: eloquent silences in Ana María Moix's Julia / Gema Pérez-Sánchez -- Outside the castle walls: beyond lesbian counterplotting in Cristina Peri Rossi's Desastres intimos / Janis Breckenridge -- "He made me a hole!" Gender bending, sexual desire, and the representation of sexual violence / Regina M. Buccola -- Bomberas on stage: Carmelita Tropicana speaking in tongues against history, madness, fate, and the state / Karina Lissette Cespedes -- Empowering the feminine/feminist/lesbian subject through the lens: the representation of women in María Luisa Bemberg's Yo, la peor de todas / Claudia André -- The lesbian family in Cristina Peri Rossi's "The witness": a study in utopia and infiltration / Sara E. Cooper -- Chicana lesbianism and the multigenre text / Elisa A. Garza -- Interracial lesbian erotics in early modern Spain: Catalina de Erauso and Elena/o de Céspedes / Sherry Velasco -- Violence, desire, and transformative remembering in Emma Pérez's Gulf dreams / Lourdes Torres -- Learning to live without black familia: Cherríe Moraga's nationalist articulations / Christina Sharpe -- Shameless histories: Chicana lesbian fictions talking race/talking sex / Catrióna Rueda Esquibel.

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PQ7081.5 .T68 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The first anthology to focus exclusively on queer readings of Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina lesbian literature and culture, Tortilleras interrogates issues of gender, national identity, race, ethnicity and class to show the impossibility of projecting a singular Hispanic or Latina Lesbian. Examining carefully the works of a range of lesbian writers and performance artists, including Carmelita Tropicana and Christina Peri Rossi, among others, the contributors create a picture of the complicated and multi-textured contributions of Latina and Hispanic lesbians to literature and culture. More than simply describing this sphere of creativity, the contributors also recover from history the long, veiled existence of this world, exposing its roots, its impact on lesbian culture, and, making the power of lesbian performance and literature visible.