Luis Mora-Ballesteros, Ph.D., a lecturer of Spanish in the World Languages and Cultures Department, is a co-editor, with Edurne Beltrán de Heredia Carmona, Ph.D., of Coastal Carolina University, of “Diásporas, éxodos y representaciones en el arte y la literaturahispanoamericano,” which collects seven essays from scholars and doctoral candidates in language, art, film studies, literature, and culture at universities in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The peer-reviewed volume, which is available for free download as an eBook, is published by Argus-a, a digital, open access, quarterly publication aimed at researchers, professors, teachers, professionals, and students related to the arts and humanities, which disseminates, academic materials in Spanish free-of-charge.
With its distribution, Mora-Ballesteros hopes that both the general public and the specialized reader will enjoy a unique collection of essays, authored by a diverse group of new scholars and experts in the areas of their specific knowledge. According to the publisher, “these contributions span the ongoing transcontinental narratives, novelistic traditions, transterritorial poetics, and literary criticism. Altogether, this text addresses film studies and cultural theory while combining dissemination and inquiries around the artistic and literary production in Latin America and Europe.”
The volume is divided into three different parts titled, “Producción cultural y fílmica tras los movimientos geográficos desde y hacia el mundo hispanohablante,” “Diásporas y éxodos en la literatura hispanoamericana y Latina en los Estados Unidos,” and “Paradigmas, transmedia, hibridez-texto imagen y lenguaje digital,” providing a rich overview of categories and insights about the hermeneutic reflection and comparative critics.