Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Hollering Creek


Volume Editor:
This addition to Rodopi Press’s Dialogue Series presents a collection of essays solely dedicated to Woman Hollering Creek (1991), Sandra Cisneros’s groundbreaking collection of short fiction stories and sketches. The emerging and veteran scholars who have contributed to this text approach Cisneros’s work from varied perspectives, including negotiation of geographic and sociocultural borders, popular and material culture, and gender portrayals. Author dialogues, in which the scholars comment upon each other’s research, constitute a unique, innovative feature of this particular volume. This book will be of interest to those engaged in Chicano/a literature and feminist/gender studies, as well as instructors of literary critical analysis.

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Preliminary Material
Editor(s): Cecilia Donohue
Pages: i–xxiii
About the Authors
Editor(s): Cecilia Donohue
Pages: 231–234
Editor(s): Cecilia Donohue
Pages: 235–240
General Editor’s Preface
I. Negotiating Borders: Issues of Sociocultural Cooptation
Michael Carroll and Susan Naramore Maher: Amphibious Women: The Complexity of Class in Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol: So You’ll Know Who I Am: Inventory and Identity in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
Shannon Wilson: The Chicana Trinity: Maternal Mestiza Consciousness in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
Author Dialogue
II. Toys, Tiny Candies, and Telenovelas: Popular and Material Culture as Storytelling Agents
Ana María Almería: Male and Female Roles in Mexican-American Society: Issues of Domestic Violence in “Woman Hollering Creek”
Mary S. Comfort: Reading the Puns in “Barbie-Q”
Dora Ramirez-Dhoore: The Gummy Bears Speak: Articulating Identity in Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican”
Author Dialogue
III. Images of Masculinity
Philip Coleman: “Are you my general?”: Revising Representation in “Eyes of Zapata”
Pamela J. Rader: Boys to Men: Redefining Masculinities in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
Author Dialogue
IV. Images of Women: Role Expectations and Conflict
María Jesús Castro Dopacio: Resemantization of Chicana Motherhood and Sexuality Through the Virgin of Guadalupe
Brandy A. Harvey: The Cries of La Llorona: Maternal Agency in “Woman Hollering Creek”
Victoria L. Ketz: Voicing Taboos in Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
Author Dialogue
About the Authors
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