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Aldama, Frederick Luis 1969-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 16,321 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Comic books, strips, etc  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS153.M4, 813.087660905
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick Luis Aldama
Postethnic narrative criticism : magicorealism in Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown on brown : Chicano/a representations of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spilling the beans in Chicanolandia : conversations with writers and artists by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why the humanities matter : a commonsense approach by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 313 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
A user's guide to postcolonial and Latino borderland fiction by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the peculiarities of the production and reception of postcolonial and Latino borderland fiction. [author] uses tools from disciplines such as film studies and cognitive science that allow the reader to establish how a fictional narrative is built, how it functions, and how it defines the boundaries of concepts that appear susceptible to limitless interpretations."--Book jacket
Multicultural comics : from Zap to Blue Beetle( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick Aldama has done it again with another timely and valuable book about comics. Picking up from his pioneering book Your Brain on Latino Comics, he has gathered an insightful group of authors in Multicultural Comics that deftly engage, the intersectionality of race and identity, image and idea, theory and methods, and comics and politics. The impressive range of critical essays covers steep theoretical and cultural ground yet sure-footedly demonstrates that the grand fantasyscapes illustrated across various comic book configurations are a site of real and imagined racial differentiation intensely dialoguing with the self, the nation, and the world."--Jacket
Mex-Cine : Mexican filmmaking, production, and consumption in the twenty-first century by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mex-Ciné 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-Ciné 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-Ciné 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"--
Dancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo Islas by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 274 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
Your brain on Latino comics : from Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a cognitive theory of narrative acts by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 268 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
Analyzing world fiction : new horizons in narrative theory( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arturo Islas : the uncollected works by Arturo Islas( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of never-before-published short fiction, poetry, and essays by the author of The Rain God.These early works demonstrate the path that Islas would cut for gay Latino writers
The Routledge concise history of Latino/a literature by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 222 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
Critical approaches to the films of Robert Rodriguez( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cinema of Robert Rodriguez by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latinos and narrative media : participation and portrayal by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 168 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
¡Muy pop! : conversations on Latino popular culture by Ilan Stavans( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formal matters in contemporary Latino poetry by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 149 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
Aesthetics of discomfort : conversations on disquieting art by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of provocative conversations, Frederick Luis Aldama and Herbert Lindenberger, who have written widely on literature, film, music, and art, locate a place for the discomforting and the often painfully unpleasant within aesthetics. The conversational format allows them to travel informally across many centuries and many art forms. They have much to tell one another about the arts since the advent of modernism soon after 1900-the nontonal music, for example, of the Second Vienna School, the chance-directed music and dance of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, the in-your-faceness of such diverse visual artists as Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, and Damien Hirst. They demonstrate as well a long tradition of discomforting art stretching back many centuries, for example, in the Last Judgments of innumerable Renaissance painters, in Goya's so-called "black" paintings, in Wagner's Tristan chord, and in the subtexts of Shakespearean works such as King Lear and Othelloe. This book is addressed at once to scholars of literature, art history, musicology, and cinema. Although its conversational format eschews the standard conventions of scholarly argument, it provides original insights both into particular art forms and into individual works within these forms. Among other matters, it demonstrates how recent work in neuroscience may provide insights in the ways that consumers process difficult and discomforting works of art. The book also contributes to current aesthetic theory by charting the dialogue that goes on-especially in aesthetically challenging works- between creator, artifact, and consumer
Latinos in the end zone : conversations on the brown color line in the NFL by Frederick Luis Aldama( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, the authors 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 (an early twentieth century era of Brown Color Lines, the Great Depression, WWII, birth of television, Civil Rights struggles, the twenty-first century Latino demographic explosion, among others), the authors thread together an alpha-to-omega, all-encompassing story of Latinos in the NFL. They push hard at issues such as racial prejudice, including why Latinos have historically had to cross into the Canadian Leagues to prove themselves to white American officiators and the glaring omission of prominent Latino names honored within the hallowed interiors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Encyclopedic in scope and powerfully pointed in its analysis, they put the spotlight on the significant contribution made by Latinos in the history of pro football
 
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Postethnic narrative criticism : magicorealism in Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, and Salman Rushdie
Alternative Names
Frederick Luis Aldama American university professor

Languages
English (219)

Spanish (5)

Covers
Brown on brown : Chicano/a representations of gender, sexuality, and ethnicitySpilling the beans in Chicanolandia : conversations with writers and artistsWhy the humanities matter : a commonsense approachA user's guide to postcolonial and Latino borderland fictionMulticultural comics : from Zap to Blue BeetleDancing with ghosts : a critical biography of Arturo IslasYour brain on Latino comics : from Gus Arriola to Los Bros HernandezToward a cognitive theory of narrative acts