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 Immigration and the Border: Politics and Policy in the New Latino Century

Immigration and the Border

Politics and Policy in the New Latino Century

Edited by David L. Leal and José E. Limón

The advent of the twenty-first century marks a significant moment in the history of Latinos in the United States. The “fourth wave” of immigration to America is primarily Latino, and the last decades of the twentieth century saw a significant increase in the number of Latino migrants, a diversification of the nations contributing to this migration, and an increase in the size of the native-born Latino population. A backlash against unauthorized immigration, which may indict all Latinos, is also underway. Understanding the growing Latino population, especially its immigrant dimensions, is therefore a key task for researchers in the social sciences…

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 Interpreting Dante: Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary

Interpreting Dante

Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary

Edited by Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli

In Interpreting Dante: Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary, Paola Nasti and Claudia Rossignoli gather essays by prominent scholars of the Dante commentary tradition to discuss the significance of this tradition for the study of the Comedy, its broad impact on the history of ideas, and its contribution to the development of literary criticism.

Interest in the Dante commentary tradition has grown considerably in recent years, but projects on this subject tend to focus on philological reconstructions. The contributors shift attention to the interpretation of texts, authors, and reading communities by examining how Dante commentators developed interpretative paradigms that…

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San Antonio Appoints Laurie Ann Guerrero as Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month and the City of San Antonio will appoint Laurie Ann Guerrero as the second poet laureate to represent the city. Guerrero succeeds inaugural poet laureate Carmen Tafolla whose two-year term ends March 31. The 2014 Poet Laureate Investiture will take place at City Council Chamber,…

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TLS reviews "Transforming Work"

Katherine C. Little’s elegant study Transforming Work: Early Modern Pastoral and Late Medieval Poetry is reviewed in the March 14, 2014, issue of the Times Literary Supplement. James Wade says, “More germane to the arguments of Transforming Work is a larger question of how genre shapes periodization. To rethink the…

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