May 11, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that two University of Arizona Press books were awarded honorable mentions for the LASA Mexico Section Libro en Humanities award! Unwriting Maya Literature by Paul M. Worley and Rita M. Palacios and Dude Lit by Emily Hind are the recipients.
Unwriting Maya Literature provides an important decolonial framework for reading Maya and other Indigenous texts. Through insightful analyses of Maya cultural productions—whether textiles or poetry—this perspective offers a point of departure for the study of Maya literature and art that is situated in an Indigenous way of performing the act of reading.
How did men become the stars of the Mexican intellectual scene? Dude Lit examines the tricks of the trade and reveals that sometimes literary genius rests on privileges that men extend one another and that women permit. Drawing on interviews, archival materials, and critical readings, this provocative book changes the conversation on literature and gendered performance.