This series looks at the different literary traditions of the United States, including African American literature, Native American literature, Chicano and US latino literature, Asian American literature, as well as emergent literatures such as Indian or Arab American.
Although the series' focus is mostly comparative, multiethnic, and intercultural, it also welcomes feature analyses of single literary traditions.
Issues of race, ethnicity, class gender, and the interspace between the political and the aesthetic, among other possible topics, figure prominently in the series.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL,
General Editors: Jesús Benito Sánchez (Universidad de Valladolid), Spain
Ana María Manzanas (Universidad de Salamanca), Spain
Editorial Board: Ewa Antoszek (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University), Poland
Mary Pat Brady (Cornell University), USA
Isabel Caldeira (University of Coimbra), Portugal
Nathalie Cochoy (Université Toulouse), France
Cristina Garrigós (National University of Distance Education), Spain
Markus Heide (Uppsala University), Sweden
Dalia Kandiyoti (The City University of New York), USA
Paul Lauter (Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut), USA
Shirley Lim (University of California, Santa Barbara), USA
Judith Madera (Wake Forest University), USA
Angel Mateos (University of Castilla-La Mancha), Spain
José David Saldivar (Stanford University), USA
Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz), Austria
Assistant Editors Amanda Gerke (Universidad de Salamanca), Spain
Paula Barba Guerrero (Universidad de Salamanca), Spain
Mónica Fernández (Universidad de Valladolid), Spain
400 years ago, the first ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. 8 minutes and 46 seconds has become another landmark in the history of structural oppression and discrimination against African Americans in the United States. Little seems to have happened between 1619 and those 8 minutes in 2020, as if time contracted and expanded in routine instances of violence all over the country. Against a backdrop of white nationalism and the systematic suppression of difference, be it cultural or linguistic, it seems more vital than ever to think of the United States as a diverse country with different languages and cultural traditions since its inception. Hence the relevance of the Critical Approaches to Ethnic American Literature series.