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Saldívar, Ramón 1949-

Works: 38 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 3,822 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Filmed lectures  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Ramón Saldívar
Most widely held works by Ramón Saldívar
The imaginary and its worlds : American studies after the transnational turn by Laura Bieger( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Imaginary and Its Worlds collects essays that boldly rethink the imaginary as a key concept for cultural criticism. Addressing both the emergence and the reproduction of the social, the imaginary is ideally suited to chart the consequences of the transnational turn in American studies. Leading scholars in the field from the United States and Europe address the literary, social, and political dimensions of the imaginary, providing a methodological and theoretical groundwork for American studies scholarship in the transnational era and opening new arenas for conceptualizing formations of ima
Figural language in the novel by Ramón Saldívar( )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels affirm the power of fiction to portray the horizons of knowledge and to dramatize the ways that the truths of human existence are created and preserved. Professor Saldivar shows that deconstructive readings of novels remind us that we do not apprehend the world directly but through interpretive codes. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Chicano narrative : the dialectics of difference by Ramón Saldívar( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In struggling to retain their cultural unity, the Mexican-American communities of the American Southwest in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have produced a significant body of literature. This text examines representative narratives--including the novel, short story, narrative verse, and autobiography--that have been excluded from the American canon
The borderlands of culture : Américo Paredes and the transnational imaginary by Ramón Saldívar( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive life and work of Americo Paredes, the native South Texan poet, novelist, journalist, folklorist, ethnographer and first U.S. theorist of the border
Figural language in the novel : the flowers of speech from Cervantes to Joyce by Ramón Saldívar( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementos para un enfoque general de la reforma agraria peruana by Ramón Saldívar( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and rhetoric : studies in the interpretation of modern narrative by Ramón Saldívar( )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism in the borderlands : studies in Chicano literature, culture, and ideology( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>This pathbreaking anthology of Chicano literary criticism, with essays on a remarkable range of texts & mdash;both old and new & mdash;draws on diverse perspectives in contemporary literary and cultural studies: from ethnographic to postmodernist, from Marxist to feminist, from cultural materialist to new historicist. The editors have organized essays around four board themes: the situation of Chicano literary studies within American literary history and debates about the & ldquo;canon & rdquo;; representations of the Chicana/o subject; genre, ideology, and history; and the aesthetics of Chicano literature. The volume as a whole aims at generating new ways of understanding what counts as culture and & ldquo;theory & rdquo; and who counts as a theorist. A selected and annotated bibliography of contemporary Chicano literary criticism is also included. By recovering neglected authors and texts and introducing readers to an emergent Chicano canon, by introducing new perspectives on American literary history, ethnicity, gender, culture, and the literary process itself, Criticism in the Borderlands is an agenda-setting collection that moves beyond previous scholarship to open up the field of Chicano literary studies and to define anew what is American literature. Contributors. Norma Alarc̤n, Ȟctor Calder̤n, Angie Chabram, Barbara Harlow, Rolando Hinojosa, Luis Leal, Još E. Lim̤n, Terese McKenna, Elizabeth J. Ord̨̤ez, Genero Padilla, Alvina E. Quintana, Renato Rosaldo, Još David Sald̕var, Sonia Sald̕var-Hull, Rosaura S̀nchez, Roberto Trujillo</div>
The hammon and the beans and other stories by Américo Paredes( )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ongoing struggle of Mexican-Americans between their Mexican past and their American future. The cultural confrontation is taken all the way to the Far East with stories on Mexican-American soldiers fighting the Korean War and living in Japan. By the author of With His Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero
English 306, Rhetoric and composition( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldly desires : fictions of transnational engagement in Frank Norris, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Edith Wharton by Mark Vega( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Worldly Desires: Fictions of Transnational Engagement in Frank Norris, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Edith Wharton, examines three novelists not often drawn together in literary histories of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This historical period has been characterized in many ways, from Gilded Age to Progressive Era. The period also marks the beginning of what has been called the "American Century" and a more sustained U.S. involvement with, and intervention in, the world outside its territorial borders. This involvement was signaled in rapid succession by imperial action in the Philippines, the annexation of the territory of Hawaii, and an increasingly interventionist foreign policy stance in relation to the Americas. While a pithy designation such as "American Century" may reflect the triumphal outcome of expansionist or profit-driven ventures, it also glosses over much, including concurrent cultural work that explored the consequences of an emerging U.S. globalism. Novelists in an era of mass publishing and readership were well suited as public figures and as fiction writers to intervene in a public conversation over a sustained U.S. engagement with the world. They did so in ways that often fell outside the power-profit binary that drove policy and decision-making. Sometimes explicitly and sometimes obliquely, each of the three writers I consider registers a compelling interest with the world exterior to local or regional settings that serve in their fiction as points of geographical origin. I read their work, therefore, with a focus on its geopoetical features: plots whose unfolding development necessitates shifts in setting, the social and geographical aspirations characters express, and the textual prevalence of spatial or geographical language. In regionally set novels, these and other textual strategies stand out as discordant yet key pieces of evidence confirming a growing attention toward the world at a pivotal moment in literary and national history. I show then how the prospect of a broader national engagement with the world outside continental borders prompts each writer to reflect upon domestic concerns dear to them. Norris's adventure fiction builds, for example, on the preoccupation he expresses in his critical writing with a representative U.S. literature and what historical and literary factors might contribute to it. In Du Bois's The Quest of the Silver Fleece, the world outside the southern Black Belt occupies the text as a concept and setting that tantalizes yet eludes its young, educated African-American characters. The rhetorical force of Du Bois's "Criteria of Negro Art" speech depends in my reading on his geographical survey of the domestic and international factors that impacted African-American artistic training and production. In my final chapter, I discuss Edith Wharton's under-regarded World War I-era writing. I show how her European relief efforts of the period and her entreaties to American audiences to fund those efforts builds upon a sustained thematic engagement in fiction and public discourse with the mechanics of sympathy and charitable giving
Round table discussion : Hunger of memory( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discusses the controversial autobiography, Hunger of memory : the education of Richard Rodriguez
The American ideology : plot and culture since 1945 by Michael Anthony Benveniste( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The American Ideology: Plot and Culture Since 1945 uncovers the emergence of an intellectual formation that had a profound effect on post-1945 US literature and politics: the practice of cultural poetics, an interpretive project that approaches culture as the 'deep structure' of meaning that animates society and politics. Scholars have offered many explanations of the development of post-1945 literature--e.g., as the rejection of American Marxism and rise of Liberalism (Michael Denning); as the politicized reengagement with 'sublime' history through increasingly fantastic narrative (Amy Elias); or as a paradoxical turn to the spiritual and supernatural in the absence of religious belief (Amy Hungerford). These interpretations, I argue, point to a more fundamental change in humanistic thought: a reification of culture as the causal epicenter of conflicts social, personal, and political. This cultural poetics developed at the intersection of New Criticism with the Cold War interest in cultural analysis, and subsequently catalyzed the most important literary innovation of the postwar era: the tactical refashioning of narrative by multicultural writers in order to speculate about the causal relationship between history, politics, and identity. The literature of the era could thus be read as a response to Lionel Trilling's assertion that "it is clearly no longer possible to think of politics except as the politics of culture." As a corrective to poetic theories of the novel, I offer a theory of narrative that focuses on its inherently causal nature and the myriad ways in which it can abstract, explain and speculate about how and why events occur--a theory that also illuminates narrative's potential as a tool for progressive politics. Contemporary literary interpretations are predominantly allegorical and synchronic in nature, treating narratives as symbolic encodings of reality. I argue, however, that narrative is more correctly understood as a diachronic process whose primary power is the ability to evaluate and project paths of action. By emphasizing the intimate link between causality and narrative form, I undertake a new historical study of post-1945 literary production, revealing that the experimental narratives of this period--traditionally classified as 'Postmodern'--are in fact formal responses to a new theory of causality grounded in the reification of culture as a material agent
When the "other" is ourselves : imperial legacies, tourist imaginaries, and the representation of difference in Chicana/o travel writing and cultural production by Vida Mia Garcia( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation begins with the premise that the founding assumptions undergirding the interdisciplinary field of Tourism Studies have necessarily, if not inevitably, engendered a set of critical lacunae around race and ethnicity. Specifically, these assumptions have functioned to circumscribe any racial paradigm in which people of color are anything but the objects of touristic inquiry. "When the 'other' is ourselves: imperial legacies, tourist imaginaries, and the representation of difference in Chicana/o travel writing and cultural production" asks what subjectivities are (re)formed when the supposed "Other" is doing the touring, particularly when that someone encounters what she senses is an exoticized or fetishized reflection of herself. Through an examination of Chicana/o memoirs, visual art, and fiction that center Mexican-American (actual and imagined, factual and fictionalized) experiences of touristic mobility, this study considers new and different questions about identity, difference, and representation in literary and cultural discourses
Dictating forms : authoritarian power in the Latina/o novel by Jennifer Marie Harford Vargas( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In "Dictating Forms: Authoritarian Power in the Latina/o Novel, " I identify an emerging corpus of literature by contemporary Latina and Latino writers who, I contend, are using the resources of the novel to articulate intersecting connections between authoritarianism, imperialism, and racism in the Américas. Reading narrative forms as abstractions of social relations, I argue that this new generation of writers is extending the formal and geo-political contours of the Latin American dictatorship novel. The Latin American dictatorship novel represents authoritarian regimes headed by dictators, caudillos, or military juntas in Latin America. Major studies of the tradition theorize the seminal novels published by the 1970s Boom generation while scholarship on contemporary post-dictatorship literary production concentrates heavily on the Southern Cone and Hispaniola. My dissertation extends this body of scholarly work by focusing on U.S. based writers including Junot Díaz ("The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"), Salvador Plascencia ("The People of Paper"), Edwidge Danticat ("The Farming of Bones"), and Héctor Tobar ("The Tattooed Soldier"). I demonstrate how representations of overlapping geographies and histories in these novels reveal continuities between dictatorial structures of power in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and the United States. I further illuminate how particular formal devices such as parodic characterization, generic mixture, footnotes, rumor, and metafiction represent imaginary contestations of socio-political domination. By drawing on their community's experiences of dictatorship and their own experiences as racialized minorities in the United States, these writers are generating a transAmerican counter-dictatorial imaginary, thereby developing a new idiom for depicting and theorizing power in Latino and Diasporic Caribbean literature
Forms of sentiment in the 21st century U.S. latina/o novel by Guadalupe Carrillo( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My dissertation, Sentimental Forms in the 21st Century U.S. Latina/o Novel, contributes to an emerging body of scholarship on the racialization of feeling within the fields of feminist theory and comparative race and ethnicity studies. Specifically, this project demonstrates how three Latina/o novels, Sandra Cisneros' Caramelo (2002), Salvador Plascencia's The People of Paper (2005), and Junot Díaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), self-consciously depict the sentiments of first and second generation Latino protagonists. This dissertation argues that these contemporary Latino sentiments are articulated through new character types--acculturated Latinos who form their own sense of Latino identity for the New Millennium while also caring about the political history and fate of immigrants from Latin America. My analysis identifies three historically-aware types: Sandra Cisneros's "pragmatic Chicana, " Salvador Plascencia's "the Melancholic Mexican American, " and Junot Díaz's "Sentimental GhettoNerd." Instead of feeling sympathy and empathy--two emotions associated with the 18th and 19th century sentimental novel that prompts the readers to either "feel for" or "feel with" the less privileged-- these Latino character types emote pragmatism, wistful whimsy, and self-compassion, challenging a traditional model of sentimentality where "identifying with" is a precursor to caring about the pain, struggles and wishes of others. Additionally, these acculturated Latino character types also serve as a model for ethically reading the emotional struggles of the immigrant generation. Overall, this project furthers conversations about the contemporary Latina/o novel, cultural representations of gender and race and how we make sense of the intimate manifestations of history that we deal with on a day-to-day basis
Reading the bestseller : an analysis of 20,000 novels by Jodie Archer( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reading for the anthropocene : humanimality as resilience by Patricia Valderrama( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this dissertation, I investigate what role literary thinking can have in helping to cultivate human resilience during the geological era known as the Anthropocene, a concept that designates the global environmental devastation that human systems have wrought. My particular focus is anthropogenic global warming, which I conceive of as a philosophical and physical existential crisis that demands a human response. My research participates in a multidisciplinary conversation that considers how to find ways to adapt to life and death on a changing planet. Literary thinking encompasses both a textual mode of creative production and a way of reading. I develop an ecologically attuned hermeneutic that decenters the human and pays attention to the ethical dimensions of scale and of the materiality of the humanimal body. I practice this hermeneutic, what I refer to in the title as "Reading for the Anthropocene, " on texts produced during what the environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert suggests we call the Age of the Emissions. My corpus begins in the Global North, with Friedrich Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy (1872) and Louis-Ferdinand Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit (1932), and then moves to the Global South, with Cronwell Jara's Montacerdos (1981-2006) and Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar (2007). Although diverse in their genres, languages, and times and places of production, these texts all register a crisis of the human and respond to that upheaval in different ways. On one end, there is a denial of new relationality with more-than-human life because of the changes that relationality would require of and in the human; on the other end, there is an acceptance of material intra-action with more-than-human life accompanied by the cultivation of multispecies flourishing. Motivated by the belief that it matters how we tell ourselves the multidimensional stories of our past and future environmental impacts, the goal of this dissertation is to examine the way humanimality and other-than-human animalities have been described from the inception of modernity-coloniality and global warming to the twenty-first century. Utilizing decolonial, feminist materialist, and environmental humanities methodologies, I contend that literary thinking can teach us resilience by displaying how to reimagine the narratives of what humanimals can be and what humanimals can do in relation to our shared planet and our more-than-human neighbors who also live on it
Beyond "Spanglish" : ideologies of language and identity in bilingual Chicana/o cultural production by Doris Margot Madrigal( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prompted by the following research question: How is the relationship between language and identity conceptualized, articulated, and represented in cultural productions by, for, and about Chicana/os?, this dissertation interrogates linguistic assumptions and expectations of Chicana/o identities. By foregrounding the study of bilingualism in analyses of coming-of-age novels, autobiographical narratives, and feminist writing, it argues for the identification of language ideologies in Chicana/o cultural production. Doing so allows for the necessary examination of social constructions of language and the systems of power they reproduce within Chicana/o cultural studies, as well as the recalibration of limiting linguistic expectations of Chicana/o identity. The first chapter presents a conceptual framework based on the study of bilingualism, identity work, language ideologies, and Chicana/o cultural studies as a critical entry into the analysis of representations of bilingualism and/or bilingual representations. The second chapter compares the proto-Chicano development of bilingualism and Mexican American identity in the protagonists and texts of José Antonio Villareal's Pocho and Américo Paredes's George Washington Gómez. The third chapter elucidates the intricate identity work required to choose and maintain a bilingual Chicana/o identity in Ernesto Galarza's Barrio Boy, Arturo Islas's The Rain God, and Sandra Cisneros's Caramelo. The fourth chapter examines the conflictive relationship to Spanish as a heritage language in writings by Michele Serros, Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, and Vida Mía García that scrutinize the negation of bilingual Chicana/o identities
Chicano literature collection by Ricardo Romo( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chicano/Chicana book catalogs, newsletters, posters, and an unfinished manuscript by Ramon Saldivar entitled The dialects of difference : contemporary Chicano narrative
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Chicano narrative : the dialectics of difference
The borderlands of culture : Américo Paredes and the transnational imaginaryThe hammon and the beans and other stories
Alternative Names
Ramón Saldívar American academic

Ramón Saldívar Amerikaans schrijver

Saldívar, Ramón

Saldívar, Ramón 1949-

Saldívar, Ramón David