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‘Revista Iberoamericana’ landmark issue dedicated to contemporary Latin American women writers

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Latin American authors, debates and archives.

We are delighted to announce that Revista Iberoamericana Volume 89 Issue 282-283 is now available online, published in partnership with the Instituto International de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI).

Here we introduce this latest issue with it’s special focus on contemporary Latin American women writers, edited by Luciano Martínez, Swarthmore College.

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Revista Iberoamericana, (Volume LXXXIX, Numbers 282-283, January-June 2023).

Escritoras latinoamericanas del siglo XXI.

Diversity and plurality are the parameters that guide this double issue of Revista Iberoamericana dedicated to contemporary Latin American women writers. The thirty-one collected texts (essays, articles, and an interview) represent the work of authors from seventeen countries and make up a cartography of 21st century writings that covers multiple literary genres in Spanish, Portuguese, and Quechua.

The issue opens with the voices of seven outstanding writers: Daniela Catrileo, Betina González, Gisela Kozak Rovero, Lina Meruane, Giovanna Rivero, Carolina Sanín and Mayra Santos-Febres, and closes with an interview with Mariana Enríquez. These collaborations give this anthology a particular register that makes it more creative, enduring and unique, generating an interdiscursive dialogue unusual in academic books.

There are also twenty-three articles organized into eight thematic clusters: maternity and non-maternity; childhood; gothic and horror literature; emotions and affects; writings in the periphery; representations of violence against women; migrations; and politics and literature. An introductory study analyses key moments in Latin American feminist literary criticism and examines how reading protocols around literature written by women have evolved. To facilitate access to the information, an analytical index of authors and texts studied is also included.

Escritoras latinoamericanas del siglo XXI offers new perspectives and approaches that deepen the understanding of 21st century Latin American literature. However, as Luciano Martínez, editor of the issue, points out, “every critical impulse begins with an interest in reading and, precisely, that is the main objective: to encourage the reading of valuable novels, short stories, poems and essays.”

Given its comprehensive essays, wide range approach and vast number of authors studied, this landmark special issue is destined to become an essential reference book for anyone interested in contemporary Latin American women writers.


Diversidad y pluralidad son las directrices que guían este número doble de Revista Iberoamericana dedicado a escritoras latinoamericanas contemporáneas. Los treinta y un textos reunidos (ensayos, artículos y entrevista) representan la obra de autoras de diecisiete países y componen una cartografía de las escrituras del siglo veintiuno que recorre múltiples géneros literarios en español, portugués y quechua.

El número se abre con las voces de siete destacadas escritoras: Daniela Catrileo, Betina González, Gisela Kozak Rovero, Lina Meruane, Giovanna Rivero, Carolina Sanín y Mayra Santos-Febres, y se cierra con una entrevista a Mariana Enríquez. Estas colaboraciones le brindan un registro particular al número que lo vuelve más creativo, perdurable y singular, generando un diálogo interdiscursivo inusual en libros académicos.

Se presentan además veintitrés artículos organizados en ocho núcleos temáticos: maternidades y no maternidades; infancia; literatura gótica y de terror; afectos y emociones; escrituras en los márgenes; representaciones de la violencia contras las mujeres; migraciones; y política y literatura. Un estudio introductorio repasa momentos claves de la crítica literaria feminista latinoamericana y analiza cómo se han transformado los protocolos de lectura en torno a la literatura escrita por mujeres. Para facilitar el acceso a la información, se ofrece un índice analítico de autoras y textos estudiados.

Escritoras latinoamericanas del siglo XXI propone nuevas miradas y enfoques que profundizan la comprensión de la literatura latinoamericana del siglo veintiuno. Sin embargo, como señala Luciano Martínez, editor del número, “todo impulso crítico comienza con el interés por la lectura y, justamente, ese es el objetivo principal: invitar a la lectura de valiosas novelas, cuentos, poemas y ensayos”.

Dada la profundidad de sus ensayos, los múltiples enfoques críticos y el amplio número de autoras estudiadas, este histórico número especial está destinado a convertirse en un libro de referencia esencial para cualquier persona interesada en escritoras latinoamericanas contemporáneas.

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Iberoamericana Online

In Summer 2023, Liverpool University Press will be launching Iberoamericana Online, a unique digital resource in Latin American studies which will comprise of over 100 monograph volumes from internationally renowned academic body Instituto International de Literatura Iberoamericana (IILI), the majority of which will be written in Spanish. This collection will be exclusively available to libraries for a one-off purchase, with access in perpetuity and no online hosting fees.


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