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Aldama, Frederick Luis 1969-

Works: 30 works in 195 publications in 2 languages and 11,249 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Comic books, strips, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS153.M4, 818.5409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frederick Luis Aldama
Dancing with ghosts a critical biography of Arturo Islas by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This first critical biography of Arturo Islas (1938-1991) brings to life the complex and overlapping worlds inhabited by the gay Chicano poet, novelist, scholar, and professor. The book considers both the larger questions of Islas's life--his sexuality, racial identification, and political personality--and the events of his everyday existence, from his childhood in the borderlands of El Paso to his adulthood in San Francisco and at Stanford University. Aldama describes Islas's struggle with polio as a child, his near-death experience and ileostomy as a thirty-year-old beginning to explore his queer sexuality in San Francisco in the 1970s, and his fatal struggle with AIDS in the late 1980s. He also explores Islas's coming into the craft of poetry and fiction--his extraordinary struggle to publish his novels, as well as his pivotal role in paving the way for a new generation of Chicano/a scholars and writers. --From publisher description
Brown on brown Chicano/a representations of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why the humanities matter a commonsense approach by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there life after postmodernism? Many claim that it sounded the death knell for history, art, ideology, science, possibly all of Western philosophy, and certainly for the concept of reality itself. Responding to essential questions regarding whether the humanities can remain politically and academically relevant amid this twenty-first-century uncertainty, Why the Humanities Matter offers a guided tour of the modern condition, calling upon thinkers in a variety of disciplines to affirm essential concepts such as truth, goodness, and beauty. Offering a lens of "new humanism," Frederick Aldama also provides an examination of the current cultural repercussions of assertions by such revolutionary theorists as Said, Foucault, Lacan, and Derrida, as well as Latin Americanists such as Sommer and Mignolo. Emphasizing pedagogy and popular culture with equal verve, and writing in colloquial yet multifaceted prose, Aldama presents a way to explore what "culture" actually does--who generates it and how it shapes our identities--and the role of academia in sustaining it. --From publisher's description
Multicultural comics from Zap to Blue Beetle by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spilling the beans in Chicanolandia conversations with writers and artists by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward a cognitive theory of narrative acts ( )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arts in the brain; or, What might neuroscience tell us? / Herbert Lindenberger -- Narrative as nourishment / Ellen Spolsky -- Narrative empathy / Suzanne Keen -- The biolinguistic turn: toward a new semiotics of film / Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach -- Voice and perception: an evolutionary approach to the basic function of narrative / Katja Mellmann -- Dreaming and narrative theory / Richard Walsh -- Cross-cultural mind-reading; or, Coming to terms with the ethnic mother in Maxine Hong Kingston's The woman warrior / Klarina Priborkin -- Theory of mind and Michael Fried's absorption and theatricality: notes toward cognitive historicism / Lisa Zunshine -- Garden paths and ineffable effects: abandoning representation in literature and film / H. Porter Abbott -- Consciousness, ethics, and narrative: reading literature in an age of torture / Patrick Colm Hogan -- Prophesying with accents terrible: emotion and appraisal in Macbeth / Lalita Pandit Hogan
A user's guide to postcolonial and Latino borderland fiction by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Your brain on Latino comics from Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postethnic narrative criticism : magicorealism in Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzing world fiction new horizons in narrative theory by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arturo Islas : the uncollected works by Arturo Islas( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mex-Cine : Mexican filmmaking, production, and consumption in the twenty-first century by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mex-Cine; offers an accessibly written, multidisciplinary investigation of contemporary Mexican cinema that combines industrial, technical, and sociopolitical analysis with analyses of modes of reception through cognitive theory. Mex-Cine; aims to make visible the 21st-century Mexican film industry, its blueprints, and the cognitive and emotive faculties involved in making and consuming its corpus. A sustained, free-flowing book-length conversation between two leading scholars, Mex-Cine; enriches our understanding of the way contemporary Mexican directors use specific technical devices, structures, and characterizations in making films in ways that guide the perceptual, emotive, and cognitive faculties of their ideal audiences, while providing the historical contexts in which these films are made and consumed"--
The Routledge concise history of Latino/a literature by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Routledge Concise History of Latino/a Literature presents the first comprehensive overview of these popular, experimental and diverse literary cultures. Frederick Luis Aldama traces a historical path through Latino/a literature, examining both the historical and political contexts of the works, as well as their authors and the readership. He also provides an enlightening analysis of: the differing sub-groups of Latino/a literature, including Mexican American, Cuban American, Puerto Rican American, Dominican American, and Central and South American émigré authors ; established and emerging literary trends such as the postmodern, historical, chica-lit storytelling formats and the graphic novel ; key literary themes, including gender and sexuality, feminist and queer voices, and migration and borderlands. The author's methodology and interpretation of a wealth of information will put this rich and diverse area of literary culture into a new light for scholars. The book's student-friendly features such as a glossary, guide to further reading, explanatory text boxes and chapter summaries, make this the ideal text for anyone approaching the area for the first time."--Publisher's website
Latinos and narrative media : participation and portrayal ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bringing together 15 scholars of Latino popular culture, this book makes visible a range of material objects and intellectual products out there that capture the myriad and infinite experiences of Latinos. The contributors identify a contemporary scene whereby the massive presence of Latinos in the United States is actively shaping American culture. There are a multitude of narrative media forms created by and that feature Latinos in the twenty-first century. This proliferation of diverse media formats by and about Latinos extends into film, television, animated cartoons, comic books, Internet, and video games. Using the methods and theories of aural-visual studies (film, animation, and TV), visual-textual studies (comic books), and approaches that typify digital and Internet analyses, this volume captures in all its complexity and nuance this century of multimediated Latinos."--Back cover
Critical mappings of Arturo Islas's fictions ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The seventeen essays and interview collected in Critical Mappings of Arturo Islas's Fictions aim to enliven and enrich our understanding of one of our most important authors of contemporary Chicano/a letters. The late Arturo Islas wrote three novels including The Rain God and Migrant Souls, as well as many short stories. For much of his career, his work was rejected by the worlds of both mainstream and Chicano literature because of its experimental style and themes that focus on Chicanos learning to negotiate borders between nations, races, genders and sexualities. These essays map Islas's oeuvre to clear a space for the expression of a complex Chicano identity within a contemporary American canon."--BOOK JACKET
¡Muy pop! : conversations on Latino popular culture by Ilan Stavans( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prologue: The chatter box -- On hero-worship -- Cartooned!!! -- The allure of lo cursi -- Epilogue: Sense and porquería
Formal matters in contemporary Latino poetry by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today's Latino poetry scene is bursting at the seams. While Latino poetry has played an important role in establishing Latino letters, surprisingly only a few scholars have spent time analyzing its form. The first of its kind, Formal Matters in Contemporary Latino Poetry pulls back the curtain on how the poets Julia Alvarez, Rhina Espaillat, Rafael Campo, and C. Dale Young use formal structures such as meter, rhyme, and line break to affect our perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about the world we inhabit. With original interviews, this imaginative book explores how these poets add something to reality with their creations."--Publisher's website
Latinos in the end zone : conversations on the brown color line in the NFL by Frederick Luis Aldama( )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick Luis Aldama and Christopher González offer a thought-provoking conversation on the history of Latinos in the pro football leagues. As they weave their way through significant points where culture, politics, and history congeal, Aldama and González thread together an alpha-to-omega, all-encompassing story of Latinos in the NFL
Conversations on cognitive cultural studies : literature, language, and aesthetics by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cinema of Robert Rodriguez by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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