Gender and the Politics of Literature: Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda

Ed. María C. Albin, Megan Corbin, and Raúl Marrero-Fente

Introduction

Gertrudis the Great: First Abolitionist and Feminist in the Americas and Spain
María C. Albin, Megan Corbin, and Raúl Marrero-Fente

Part I: The Transnational Press and Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda

Chapter 1

A Transnational Figure: Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda and the American Press
María C. Albin, Megan Corbin, and Raúl Marrero-Fente

Part II: Sab (1841): The First Anti-Slavery and Feminist Novel

Chapter 2

Nothing to Hide: Sab as an Anti-Slavery and Feminist Novel
Julia C. Paulk

Chapter 3

Picturing Cuba: Romantic Ecology in Gómez de Avellaneda's Sab (1841)
Adriana Méndez Rodenas

Chapter 4

Nation, Violence, Memory: Interrupting the Foundational Discourse in Sab
Jenna Leving Jacobson

Part III: Guatimozín and the Rewriting of the Conquest

Chapter 5 

Rewriting History and Reconciling Cultural Differences in Guatimozín
Rogelia Lily Ibarra

Chapter 6 

Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda and her View of the Colonial Past
Mariselle Meléndez

Part IV: Travel Writing and Folk Tales

Chapter 7 

The Presence of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda in the Three Tradiciones from her Última excursión por los Pirineos (1859)
Catharina Vallejo

Part V: A Writer for All Times: The Plays, Poems, and Love Letters of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda

Chapter 8

The Making of Leoncia: Romanticism, Tragedy, and Feminism
Alexander Selimov

Chapter 9

Rebellious Apprentice Devours Maestros: Is it Hunger or Vengeance?
Mary Louise Pratt

Chapter 10

Tu amante ultrajada no puede ser tu amiga (Your Scorned Lover Can't Be Your Friend): Editing Tula's Love Letters
Emil Volek

Afterword

Of the Margins and the Center: Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
Lesley Wiley

Contributors