Ideologies of Hispanism

Ed. Mabel Moraña

Bringing together contributions from top specialists in Hispanic studies—both Peninsular and Latin American—this volume explores a variety of critical issues related to the historical, political, and ideological configuration of the field. Dealing with Hispanism in both Latin America and the United States, the volume's multidisciplinary essays range from historical studies of the hegemonic status of Castillian language in Spain and America to the analysis of otherness and the uses of memory and oblivion in various nationalist discourses on both sides of the Atlantic. Wide-ranging though they are, these essays are linked by an understanding of Hispanism as a cultural construction that originates with the conquest of America and assumes different intellectual and political meanings in different periods, from the time of national cultural consolidation, to the era of modernization, to the more recent rise of globalization.

Ideologies of Hispanism, available from Vanderbilt University Press

Table of Contents


Mapping Hispanism

Mabel Moraña

Part 1. Constructions of Hispanism: The Spanish Language and Its Others

Chapter 1

Spanish in the Sixteenth Century: The Colonial Hispanization of Andean Indigenous Languages and Cultures

Lydia Fossa

Chapter 2

The Pre-Columbian Past as a Project: Miguel León Portilla and Hispanism

Ignacio M. Sánchez-Prado

Chapter 3

"La hora ha llegado": Hispanism, Pan-Americanism, and the Hope of Spanish/American Glory (1938-1948)

Sebastiaan Faber

Part II. Consolidation and Transformations of Hispanism: Ideological Paradigms

Chapter 4

Rapping on the Cast(i)le Gates: Nationalism and Culture-Planning in Contemporary Spain

Thomas Harrington

Chapter 5

Beyond Castro and Maravall: Interpellation, Mimesis, and the Hegemony of Spanish Culture

Anthony J. Cascardi

Chapter 6

Whose Hispanism? Cultural Trauma, Disciplined Memory, and Symbolic Dominance

Joan Ramon Resina

Part III. Latin Americanism and Cultural Critique

Chapter 7

Latin America in the U.S. Imaginary: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Magic Realist Imperative

Sylvia Maloy

Chapter 8

Mules and Snakes: On the Neo-Baroque Principle of De-Localization

Alberto Moreiras

Chapter 9

Keeping Things Opaque: On the Reluctant Personalism of a Certain Mode of Critique

Brad Epps

Part IV. Hispanism/LatinAmericanism: New Articulations

Chapter 10

Xenophobia and Diasporic Latin Americanism: Mapping Antagonisms Around "the Foreign"

Idelber Avelar

Chapter 11

Hispanism in an Imperfect Past and Uncertain Present

Nicolas Shumway

Chapter 12

Hispanism and Its Lines of Flight

Román de la Campa


Nicholas Spadaccin