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Re-defining the Criteria for American and US-Hispanic Literatures at the Beginning of the 21st Century

This article seeks to examine and therefore disable the political, ideological and moral boundaries as well as the implicit purisms, fears and binaries (‘majority / minority,’ ‘Anglo / Hispanic,’ ‘center / periphery’ and ‘they / we’) that have characterized the concrete critical practices of the 19th and 20th centuries. I make the case for both understanding the new US contexts brought about by the growing Hispanic presence in the country, and rethinking the criteria to re-define the canons of Latino literature and US literature from the early 21st century.

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