Thursday, October 13, 2022
Book cover: Jose O. Fernandez: Against Marginalization: Convergences in Black and Latinx Literatures

Congratulations to LATS faculty Dr. Jose Fernandez on the publication of his new book, Against Marginalization: Convergences in Black and Latinx Literatures, from Ohio State University Press.

The book studies comparatively periods and episodes in Black and Latinx literary histories to interpret the emergence of both literary traditions as a fight for social, cultural, and artistic recognition and how the writings of some post-1960s Black and Latinx authors challenged the marginalized position of their respective groups in part by appropriating and subverting elements from the larger American literary tradition.

“Both an unparalleled resource on American literary history and a compelling look at how two seemingly distinct expressive traditions complement and converse with one another, Against Marginalization raises the bar for comparative cultural studies and unsettles demands for ethnic absolutist analyses," writes Richard T. Rodríguez, author of Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics.

For more information on the book or to order, click here.