Review 104 Launch


The Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures,

the M.A. Program in Spanish, and Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

are pleased to invite the general public

to the VIRTUAL Launch of

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Theater (no. 104)

The event will be led by Daniel Shapiro, Editor; with remarks by Ángel Estévez, Chair, Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures; comments by Priscilla Meléndez, Guest Editor; and comments/bilingual readings by playwrights, scholars, and translators featured in the special issue: Amalia Gladhart, Ana Istarú, Iani Moreno, Hugo Salcedo, Vicky Unruh, and Zulynette.


Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (ET)

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Review 104


Review 104, guest edited by Priscilla Meléndez (Trinity College), compiles academic essays by renowned scholars of Latin American and Latinx theater and literature who explore the work of specific playwrights and topics such as border and queer theater; and plays and play excerpts by prominent and emerging playwrights whose texts address issues relating to identity, race, gender relationships, and religion. The contents collectively reflect the evolution of Latin American and Latinx theater over past decades to the present moment, as well as that theater’s enduring accessibility. Features in the issue include a previously untranslated radio play by Severo Sarduy, newly translated poetry by Julio Cortázar, and fiction and poetry by contemporary Chilean writers. Cover: Ana Istarú, Baby Boom en el Paraíso, 1996. Photo: Javier Guerrero. Image courtesy of Ana Istarú. Cover design: Daimys García.


Review is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, in association with The City College of New York, CUNY, Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures.


Grateful acknowledgment is made to CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts

for its generous support of Review.


For information about Review please visit/contact:

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For the Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures (CMLL), contact Dr. Ángel Estévez: .  For the M.A. Program in Spanish, contact Dr. Devid Paolini:


Biographical Notes

Daniel Shapiro is Editor of Review:  Literature and Arts of the Americas and a Distinguished Lecturer at The City College of New York, Department of Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures. In addition to publishing various poetry collections, he has translated Latin American authors and received translation grants from PEN and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Priscilla Meléndez is Professor of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, where she serves as Section Head of Hispanic Studies. She is a specialist on twentieth and twenty-first-century Spanish American theater, principally from Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Southern Cone. She is the author of La dramaturgia hispanoamericana contem-poránea: Teatralidad y autoconciencia (1990); The Politics of Farce in Contemporary Spanish American Theater (2006), and Asaltos al escenario: Humor, género e historia en el teatro de Sabina Berman (2022).


Amalia Gladhart is Professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon. She has published translations of two novels by Alicia Yánez Cossío and two by Angélica Gorodischer.


Ana Istarú (Costa Rica, 1960) is an actress and writer. Her books of poems include La estación de fiebre (1983: Fever Season) and Verbo madre (1995; Verb Mother). Her comedies Baby boom en el Paraíso (1995) and Hombres en escabeche (2001; Men in Marinade) earned accolades and were published in Spain.


Iani del Rosario Moreno is associate professor of Spanish in the History, Languages & Global Culture Department at Suffolk University in Boston. Her book Theatre of the Borderlands: Conflict, Violence, and Healing was published in 2015. She has translated numerous works by Latin American authors.


Hugo Salcedo (Mexico, 1964) is the author of El viaje de los cantores (theater, 1989; The Crossing), Pequeños cuentos perversos (stories, 2010; Perverse Little Stories), Música de balas (theater, 2012; Bullet Music), Nosotras que los queremos tanto . . .  (theater, 2020; We Women), and La migración en el teatro para la infancia y la juventud de México (essay, 2020; Migration in Children’s Theater).  His works have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Persian, Korean, Czech, and Hungarian.


Vicky Unruh, Professor Emerita in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas, is the author of Latin American Vanguards: The Art of Contentious Encounters (1994), Performing Women and Modern Literary Culture in Latin America (2006), and numerous journal articles and book chapters, and, with Michael J. Lazzara, the edited volume Telling Ruins in Latin America (2009). She coordinated a special PMLA issue on Work (2012) and, with Guillermina de Ferrari, a dossier on Leonardo Padura for A Contracorriente (2015).


Zulynette (Chicago, 1988) is the author of Building a Powerhouse (2017), a collection of poetry, writing prompts, and journal entries chronicling her journey into being a full-time artist. Her second book of poetry, Seeing in the Dark (2022), has just been published.



All the participants above have contributed to Review 104 (Contemporary Latin American and Latinx Theater).   



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