Latin American Narratives and Cultural Identity

Selected Readings

by Irene Maria F. Blayer (Volume editor) Mark Anderson (Volume editor)
©2004 Edited Collection X, 260 Pages
Series: Latin America, Volume 7


This book presents a selection of fourteen provocative and unique essays bringing together the views of exciting new scholarship on narratives and cultural identity in Latin America. In so doing, it balances theory, methodology, and description. The offerings in this volume deliver a clarion mix of original voices and cutting-edge approaches to the exploration of the topics, which reflect diverse perspectives on Latin American culture and literature. The contributions feature analyses of Latin American oral tradition, cultural identity, memory construction, storytelling, literary truth-claims, myth, autobiography, cultural policy and history, folk art and cinema.


X, 260
ISBN (Hardcover)
Scholarship Oral tradition Autobiography Folk art Storytelling
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2004. X, 260 pp., 3 fig., 2 maps

Biographical notes

Irene Maria F. Blayer (Volume editor) Mark Anderson (Volume editor)

The Editors: Irene Maria F. Blayer is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Toronto. She has published in the areas of Portuguese and Spanish dialectology as well as in Romance linguistics within a historical context. Her current research interests include oral narrative tradition and concepts of identity and culture. Mark Cronlund Anderson is Associate Professor of History at the University of Regina and Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies at Luther College, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is the author of Pancho Villa’s Revolution by Headlines as well as of a forthcoming study, Frontier Hollywood, Carnal Westerns and American-Style Imperialism that explores how Hollywood frontier films have served as a vehicle for the mythical promotion of Manifest Destiny.


Title: Latin American Narratives and Cultural Identity