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Latino Studies: Arts, Literature & Culture

This guide serves as a general starting point for research in Latina/o Studies.

Selected E-Books from the Latino Literature Collection

The Latino Literature collection contains a number of major works by Latino novelists, poets, dramatists and essayists, including the titles below:

Literary Works

Acosta, Oscar. Oscar Zeta Acosta: The Uncollected Works. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 1996.

Agosín, Marjorie. At the Threshold of Memory: A Bilingual Critical Anthology of New and Selected Poems. White Pine, Buffalo, NY, 2003.

Literary Folklore of the Hispanic Southwest. San Antonio, TX: Naylor Company, 1953.

Moraga, Cherríe. Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca pasó por sus Labios. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1983.

Niggli, Josephina. Mexican Village. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1945.

Rivera, Tomás. And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 1992.


Aldama, Arturo. Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Hurtado, Aída. Voicing Chicana Feminisms. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2003.

Finding Literary Texts

To find works by Latina/o authors

Do a Subject search in the Library Catalog for

American drama -- Cuban American [Mexican American, Puerto Rican etc.] authors
American literature -- Caribbean American [Hispanic American, Latin American, etc.] authors
American literature -- Mexican American Border Region
American literature -- Minority authors
Hispanic American theater
Puerto Rican authors. American drama

To find literary works about Latinos

Hispanic Americans [Cuban Americans, Mexican Americans, etc.] -- Fiction
Hispanic Americans in literature
Mexican American women -- Fiction

To Find Anthologies of Latina/o Literature

Hispanic Americans [Mexican American, Cuban Americans, etc.] -- Literary collections
Hispanic American women [Mexican American women, etc.] -- Literary collections
Also try an Advanced Search using the keyword "anthology" along with the subject "Hispanic American," "Mexican American," etc.

Finding Art, Cultural and Literary Criticism

Helpful Hint: Use the subject phrase "criticism and interpretation" as part of your search in the Library Catalog.

For example, a subject search for:

Moraga, Cherríe -- Criticism and interpretation

will only display books about the works of Cherríe Moraga, not the works she wrote.

Selected Books in the Library


Latino and Latina writers / Alan West-Durán, editor ; María Herrera-Sobek, César A. Salgado, associate editors. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2004. Carr REF PS153.H56L39 2004

Hispanic literature of the United States : an comprehensive reference / Nicolás Kanellos. Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 2003. Alexander REF PS153.H56K36 2003

Masterpieces of Latino literature / edited by Frank N. Magill. New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1994. Alexander, Carr REF PQ7081.A1M29 1994

Hispanic literature criticism / Jelena Krstovi*c, editor. Detroit : Gale Research, c1994. Carr REF PQ7081.A1H573 1994

Chicano writers, first series / edited by Francisco A. Lomelí and Carl R. Shirley. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, c1989. Alexander REF PS88.D57 v.82

Chicano writers. Second series / edited by Francisco A. Lomelí and Carl R. Shirley. Detroit : Gale Research, 1992. Alexander REF PS88.D57 v.122

Chicano writers. Third series / edited by Francisco A. Lomelí and Carl R. Shirley.Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, 1999. Alexander REF PS88.D57 v.209