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Meet the author

Book signing
Vanessa Pérez Rosario
V Book Fair
Queens Museum of Art
October 10, 2010 - 10 am to 6pm


Vanessa Pérez Rosario is Visiting Scholar of study of Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos. Her
Latino Studies at New York University and research specialty is Caribbean literature in the
recipient of the Career Enhancement Fellowship United States and women’s writing. She is the
2010-2011, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon editor of Hispanic Caribbean Literature of
Foundation. Her current book project entitled Migration: Narratives of Displacement (Palgrave
Becoming Julia de Burgos: Transnationalism, Macmillan 2010).
Feminism, Diaspora is a critical biographical

Caribbean Latino literature written in the U.S. beginning

with José Martí and concluding with 2008 Pulitzer Prize
winning novelist, Junot Díaz. The essays in this collection
reveal the multiple ways that writers of this tradition use
their unique positioning as both insiders and outsiders to
critique U.S. hegemonic discourses while simultaneously
interrogating national discourses in their home countries.
The chapters consider the way that spatial migration in
literature serves as a metaphor for gender, sexuality, racial,
identity, linguistic and national migrations.

“Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of
Displacement is an impressive accomplishment. The essays
explore key moments in the history of Caribbean Latino literature
and bring expert critical attention to trends over the past 150
years. Latino, meaning of Spanish speaking heritage in Anglo-
America, is a word that points to contrapuntal doubling
from the richly informative Introduction by Vanessa Pérez Rosario
Hispanic Caribbean and throughout the dozen excellent essays. The collection
Literature of Migration: foregrounds the work of both established and younger
Narratives of scholars in the field, all of whom tackle a major author and
Displacement is a deepen our appreciation through rich contextualization and fine
collection of thirteen readings. No other book I know on Latino literature is as
chapters that explores the timely, broad, and welcome.”—
literary tradition of Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance
Languages and Literatures, and of African and African American
Studies, Director of Cultural Agents, Harvard University


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