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Troubled Waters

Rivers in Latin American Imagination

Ed. Elizabeth M. Pettinaroli and Ana María Mutis

Elizabeth M. Pettinaroli and Ana María Mutis

Part I: Imperial Tropicalities, Colonial Waterways

  1. Watershed of Sorrows: The Epic of Impossibility and New Theorizations of Tropicalia in El epítome de las conquistas del Nuevo Reino de Granada
    Elizabeth M. Pettinaroli
  2. Grandeza Mexicana and the Lakes of Mexico City: Economy and Ontology in Colonial Technological Development
    Ivonne del Valle
  3. The Intellectual Conquest of the Orinoco: Filippo Salvatore Gilij's Sagio di storia americana (1780–1784)
    Santa Arias
  4. Humboldt in the Orinoco and the Environmental Humanities
    Jorge Marcone

Part II: Rivers and the Predicament of Building the Nation

  1. Ariana Crosses the Atlantic: An Archaeology of Aryanism in the Nineteenth-Century River Plate
    Ruth Hill
  2. Treacherous Waters: Shipwrecked Landscapes and the Possibilities for Nationalistic Emplacement in Brazilian Representations of the Amazon
    Mark D. Anderson
  3. Identity, Engagement, and the Space of the River in Cumandá
    Lee Joan Skinner

Part III: The Fate of Modernity, the Turn of the Postmodern

  1. The Death of the River and the River of Death: The Magdalena River in El amor de los tiempos del cólera and La novia oscura
    Ana María Mutis (Translated by Pablo J. Davis)
  2. Blood in the Water: Salvadoran Rivers of Testimony and Resistance
    Adrian Taylor Kane
  3. Counter (Current) Discourses: Rivers in William Ospina's Ursúa and El país de la canela
    Ilka Kressner
  4. Rural and Urban Rivers: Displacements and Replacements in the Modern Latin American Novel
    Raymond Leslie Williams

Adriana Gordillo and Nicholas Spadaccini