viernes, diciembre 23, 2011

Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro incluida en World Literature in Spanish Encyclopedia

Por estos días recibí la noticia de haber sido incluida en la Enciclopedia de tres tomos World Literature in Spanish, editada por Maureen Ihrie y Salvador A. Oropesa, bajo la sección Contemporary Puerto Rican Short Story Writers: 1980 to present (page 239), junto a varios centenares de escritores que admiro y de los que me nutro diariamente.  Gracias a los editores por esa mención.

Description
Providing a thorough introduction to Spanish-language literature worldwide and across time is a tall order. However, World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia contains roughly 850 entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, affording an amazingly comprehensive reference collection in a single work.

This encyclopedia describes the growing diversity within national borders, the increasing interdependence among nations, and the myriad impacts of Spanish literature across the globe. All countries that produce literature in Spanish in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia are represented, covering both canonical authors and emerging contemporary writers and trends. Underrepresented writings—such as texts by women writers, queer and Afro-Hispanic texts, children's literature, and works on relevant but less studied topics such as sports and nationalism—also appear. While writings throughout the centuries are covered, those of the 20th and 21st centuries receive special consideration.

Features
• Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day
• Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia
• Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals
• Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo"
• Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date

Highlights
• Provides a uniquely inclusive treatment of Spanish-language literature that includes neglected geographic areas like Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, and the Philippine Islands, and covers topics like gender in literature, children's literature, and torture in modern Spanish-American writing
• Presents a large number of topical entries that provide a more contextualized, broader angle of analysis
• Covers a generous array of Afro-Hispanic literature
• Challenges canonical assumptions like the importance of Neoclassicism, the chronology of Romanticism in Hispanic literature, and the diversity of the avant-garde

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).

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