The focus of Latino and Latin American Profiles series is to publish books on contemporary Latino and Latin American creators and transformers of culture in the areas of literature, film, television, visual and performing arts—you name it.
It offers scholars the possibility of formulating an interpretive approach to an individual artist, group of artists, movement, or genre. It is multi-disciplinary and seeks out works on established and emerging artists.
Books already published in the series include: Tace Hedrick’s From Dirty Girls to Dirty Blonde: Chica Lit and Americanization for the Twenty-first Century; Christopher González’s Reading Junot Díaz; Silvio Torres-Saillant’s and Nancy Kang’s Transnational Muse: The Poetry of Rhina P. Espaillat; David Foster’s Picturing the Barrio; Enrique García’s Reading The Hernandez Brothers; Bill Orchard and Yolanda Padilla’s Borders, Bridges: New Chicana/o Narrative; Marta Sanchez’s El Español Meets el Inglés: Translational Intersections in Latina/o Literature: 1990-2010; Aldama’s Latino/a Children’s and Young Adult Writers on the Art of Storytelling; Eli Lee Carter’s Reimagining Brazilian Television. Forthcoming books include: Nancy Kang and Silvio Torres-Saillant’s book on Dominican poet Rhina Espaillat, Ilan Stavans on Tin Tan, Steven Kellman’s Ilan Stavans’ Borrowed Words, Michael Nieto García on Richard Rodriguez, Julie Ward on Mexico’s theatre of the real, Elizabeth García on Puerto Rican women writers, among others.