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Writing Monsters

Essays on Iberian and Latin American Cultures

Ed. Adriana Gordillo and Nicholas Spadaccini


Reading Monsters in Iberian and Spanish American Contexts
Adriana Gordillo and Nicholas Spadaccini

Part I: Monster of Modernity, or (New)born Monster

Chapter 1

Monstrous Births: Authority and Biology in Early Modern Spain
José P. Barragán and Luis Martín-Estudillo

Chapter 2 

What Kind of Monster Are You, Galatea?
Julio Baena

Chapter 3

Zayas Unchained: A Perverse God, or Theological Kitsch?
Brad Nelson

Chapter 4 

Monstrous Maneuvers and Maneuvering the Monstrous in Two of Sor Juana's Dialogic Romances
Bonnie Gasior

Part II: Monstrosity, Violence, and Resistance

Chapter 5 

Occupying the Isle, or Which Monster—and Which Island—Are We Talking About?
José Antonio Giménez Micó

Chapter 6 

Monstrosity and Social Violence: Challenges to Our Perception of Evil in Roberto Bolaño's Estrella Distante
Carlos Vargas-Salgado

Chapter 7

Threatening Masculine Images of Power: María Lionza and Juan Vicente Gómez as Vampire in Arturo Uslar Pietri's Oficio de difuntos
Julio Quintero

Chapter 8

Vampires in Balún Canán: The Monstrous and the Dzulum
Ariel Zatarain Tumbaga

Part III: Monstering Humanity

Chapter 9 

Monsters for the Age of the Post-Human
David Castillo

Chapter 10 

Monstrous Birth: The Evolving Neighbor in Albert Sánchez Piñol's La pell freda
William Viestenz

Chapter 11 

Controlling Contagion: The Threat of the Madman From Outer Space
Megan Corbin


One Critic's Monster...
Edward H. Friedman