Postmodern Vernaculars

Chicana Literature and Postmodern Rhetoric

by Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak (Author)
Textbook VIII, 147 Pages


Postmodern Vernaculars examines the work of Chicana authors such as Gaspar de Alba, Anzaldúa, Cantú, Castillo, Cisneros, Mora, Pérez, and Viramontes in relation to theories of postmodernism. Working with a fluid concept of postmodernism, one that traces the term’s evolution from the 1960s to the present, this book argues that Chicana literature is one vernacular, a regional variation of postmodernism. Drawing on the interdisciplinary scholarship that postmodernism itself has enabled – specifically recent developments in the fields of geography, ethnography, photography, history, and linguistics – Postmodern Vernaculars shows that Chicana literature participates in the ongoing reconstruction of postmodernism.


VIII, 147
ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. VIII, 147 pp., 3 fig.

Biographical notes

Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak (Author)

The Author: Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She received her Ph.D. in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is author of numerous articles on Chicana literature.


Title: Postmodern Vernaculars