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Aldama, Frederick Luis 1969-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 468 publications in 2 languages and 23,997 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Comic books, strips, etc  Biographies  Literature  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wpr, Author of introduction, edi, Publishing director, htt, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS153.M4, 818.5409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick Luis Aldama
Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first critical biography of Arturo Islas (1938-1991) brings to life the complex and overlapping worlds inhabited by the gay Chicano poet, novelist, scholar, and professor. The book considers both the larger questions of Islas's life--his sexuality, racial identification, and political personality--and the events of his everyday existence, from his childhood in the borderlands of El Paso to his adulthood in San Francisco and at Stanford University. Aldama describes Islas's struggle with polio as a child, his near-death experience and ileostomy as a thirty-year-old beginning to explore his queer sexuality in San Francisco in the 1970s, and his fatal struggle with AIDS in the late 1980s. He also explores Islas's coming into the craft of poetry and fiction--his extraordinary struggle to publish his novels, as well as his pivotal role in paving the way for a new generation of Chicano/a scholars and writers. --From publisher description
Brown on brown : Chicano/a representations of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arturo Islas : the uncollected works by Arturo Islas( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of never-before-published short fiction, poetry, and essays by the author of The Rain God. These early works demonstrate the path that Islas would cut for gay Latino writers
Why the humanities matter : a commonsense approach by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there life after postmodernism? Many claim that it sounded the death knell for history, art, ideology, science, possibly all of Western philosophy, and certainly for the concept of reality itself. Responding to essential questions regarding whether the humanities can remain politically and academically relevant amid this twenty-first-century uncertainty, Why the Humanities Matter offers a guided tour of the modern condition, calling upon thinkers in a variety of disciplines to affirm essential concepts such as truth, goodness, and beauty. Offering a lens of "new humanism," Frederick Aldama also provides an examination of the current cultural repercussions of assertions by such revolutionary theorists as Said, Foucault, Lacan, and Derrida, as well as Latin Americanists such as Sommer and Mignolo. Emphasizing pedagogy and popular culture with equal verve, and writing in colloquial yet multifaceted prose, Aldama presents a way to explore what "culture" actually does--who generates it and how it shapes our identities--and the role of academia in sustaining it. --From publisher's description
Spilling the beans in Chicanolandia : conversations with writers and artists by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multicultural comics : from Zap to Blue Beetle by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick Aldama has done it again with another timely and valuable book about comics. Picking up from his pioneering book Your Brain on Latino Comics, he has gathered an insightful group of authors in Multicultural Comics that deftly engage, the intersectionality of race and identity, image and idea, theory and methods, and comics and politics. The impressive range of critical essays covers steep theoretical and cultural ground yet sure-footedly demonstrates that the grand fantasyscapes illustrated across various comic book configurations are a site of real and imagined racial differentiation intensely dialoguing with the self, the nation, and the world."--Jacket
A user's guide to postcolonial and Latino borderland fiction by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the peculiarities of the production and reception of postcolonial and Latino borderland fiction. [author] uses tools from disciplines such as film studies and cognitive science that allow the reader to establish how a fictional narrative is built, how it functions, and how it defines the boundaries of concepts that appear susceptible to limitless interpretations."--Jacket
Your brain on Latino comics : from Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
Latino/a children's and young adult writers on the art of storytelling by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an original collection of more than thirty interviews led by Frederick Luis Aldama with Latino/a authors working in the genre."
Toward a cognitive theory of narrative acts by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts in the brain; or, What might neuroscience tell us? / Herbert Lindenberger -- Narrative as nourishment / Ellen Spolsky -- Narrative empathy / Suzanne Keen -- The biolinguistic turn: toward a new semiotics of film / Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach -- Voice and perception: an evolutionary approach to the basic function of narrative / Katja Mellmann -- Dreaming and narrative theory / Richard Walsh -- Cross-cultural mind-reading; or, Coming to terms with the ethnic mother in Maxine Hong Kingston's The woman warrior / Klarina Priborkin -- Theory of mind and Michael Fried's absorption and theatricality: notes toward cognitive historicism / Lisa Zunshine -- Garden paths and ineffable effects: abandoning representation in literature and film / H. Porter Abbott -- Consciousness, ethics, and narrative: reading literature in an age of torture / Patrick Colm Hogan -- Prophesying with accents terrible: emotion and appraisal in Macbeth / Lalita Pandit Hogan
Postethnic narrative criticism : magicorealism in Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author seeks to redeem and refine the theory of magical realism in U.S. multiethnic and British postcolonial literature and film
Mex-Cine : Mexican filmmaking, production, and consumption in the twenty-first century by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mex-Ciné offers an accessibly written, multidisciplinary investigation of contemporary Mexican cinema that combines industrial, technical, and sociopolitical analysis with analyses of modes of reception through cognitive theory. Mex-Ciné aims to make visible the 21st-century Mexican film industry, its blueprints, and the cognitive and emotive faculties involved in making and consuming its corpus. A sustained, free-flowing book-length conversation between two leading scholars, Mex-Ciné enriches our understanding of the way contemporary Mexican directors use specific technical devices, structures, and characterizations in making films in ways that guide the perceptual, emotive, and cognitive faculties of their ideal audiences, while providing the historical contexts in which these films are made and consumed"--
Analyzing world fiction : new horizons in narrative theory by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¡Muy pop! : conversations on Latino popular culture by Ilan Stavans( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses Hispanic pop culture, how it changes over time and from region to region and what distinguished Hispanic popular culture in the United States
The Routledge concise history of Latino/a literature by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature presents the first comprehensive overview of these popular, experimental and diverse literary cultures. Frederick Luis Aldama traces a historical path through Latino/a literature, examining both the historical and political contexts of the works, as well as their authors and the readership. He also provides an enlightening analysis of: the differing sub-groups of Latino/a literature, including Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican American, Dominican American, and Central and South American émigré authors ; established and emerging literary trends such as the postmodern, historical, chica-lit storytelling formats and the graphic novel ; key literary themes, including gender and sexuality, feminist and queer voices, and migration and borderlands. The author's methodology and interpretation of a wealth of information will put this rich and diverse area of literary culture into a new light for scholars. The book's student-friendly features such as a glossary, guide to further reading, explanatory text boxes and chapter summaries, make this the ideal text for anyone approaching the area for the first time."--Publisher's website
Critical approaches to the films of Robert Rodriguez by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics of discomfort : conversations on disquieting art by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of provocative conversations, Frederick Luis Aldama and Herbert Lindenberger, who have written widely on literature, film, music, and art, locate a place for the discomforting and the often painfully unpleasant within aesthetics. The conversational format allows them to travel informally across many centuries and many art forms. They have much to tell one another about the arts since the advent of modernism soon after 1900-the nontonal music, for example, of the Second Vienna School, the chance-directed music and dance of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, the in-your-faceness of such diverse visual artists as Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, and Damien Hirst. They demonstrate as well a long tradition of discomforting art stretching back many centuries, for example, in the Last Judgments of innumerable Renaissance painters, in Goya's so-called "black" paintings, in Wagner's Tristan chord, and in the subtexts of Shakespearean works such as King Lear and Othelloe. This book is addressed at once to scholars of literature, art history, musicology, and cinema. Although its conversational format eschews the standard conventions of scholarly argument, it provides original insights both into particular art forms and into individual works within these forms. Among other matters, it demonstrates how recent work in neuroscience may provide insights in the ways that consumers process difficult and discomforting works of art. The book also contributes to current aesthetic theory by charting the dialogue that goes on-especially in aesthetically challenging works- between creator, artifact, and consumer
Reel Latinxs : representation in U.S. film and TV by Frederick Luis Aldama( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the representations of Latinx in mainstream film and television. The authors provide a roadmap through the history of Latinx misrepresentation, including character types, sexuality, and casting issues, and discuss the disproportionate appearance of Latinx in films and TV despite their growing demographic in the United States"--Provided by publisher
The cinema of Robert Rodriguez by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latinx superheroes in mainstream comics by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics offers the first thorough exploration of Latino/a superheroes in mainstream comic books, TV shows, and movies--Provided by publisher
 
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Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas
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Brown on brown : Chicano/a representations of gender, sexuality, and ethnicityArturo Islas : the uncollected worksWhy the humanities matter : a commonsense approachSpilling the beans in Chicanolandia : conversations with writers and artistsMulticultural comics : from Zap to Blue BeetleA user's guide to postcolonial and Latino borderland fictionYour brain on Latino comics : from Gus Arriola to Los Bros HernandezToward a cognitive theory of narrative acts
Alternative Names
Frederick Luis Aldama académicu estauxunidense

Frederick Luis Aldama American university professor

فريدريك لويس الداما

Languages
English (253)

Spanish (9)