Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Heike Scharm and Natalia Matta-Jara

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813054940

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813054940.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 22 September 2021

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature
Author(s):

Heike Scharm

Natalia Matta-Jara

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054940.003.0001

The introduction addresses recent changes in the field of Hispanic studies, specifically, how expanding worldviews at different moments in time have impacted the way Latin American, Latino, or Spanish authors write, how they are read today, and how postnational perspectives are reshaping literatures and cultural theory in the “Global Now.” In light of diverging semantic interpretations within and beyond the discipline, the introduction frames postnational perspectives as those that identify the interrelations between the local and the global, while recognizing the continuing ties to the nation. After providing a brief historical perspective on cosmopolitanism and the much-contested idea of world literature, the editors provide a basic explanation on how terms such as Hispanic, postnational, cosmopolitan, etc., are understood and applied within the chapters of this volume, all of which, as they argue, point to the construction and exploration of new hermeneutic horizons within the field of Hispanic studies, as a consequence of globalization.

Keywords:   Hispanic studies, Global Now, cosmopolitanism, world literature, Hispanic literature, globalization

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .