University of Calgary

Latin America Research Centre

March 30, 2011

New books launch partnership

By Terry Rahbek-Nielsen

Nayibe Bermudez-Barrios edited one of the University of Calgary Press’s newest books, Latin American Cinemas, Local Views and Transnational Connections.Nayibe Bermudez-Barrios edited one of the University of Calgary Press’s newest books, Latin American Cinemas, Local Views and Transnational Connections.The University of Calgary Press, www.uofcpress.com is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Latin America Research Centre (LARC) larc.ucalgary.ca with two new titles, both focusing on contemporary film.

Violence in Argentine Literature and Film, 1989-2005 edited by Carolina Rocha and Elizabeth Montes Garcés looks at the impact of violence in film and literature on contemporary Argentine culture and politics Montes Garcés is an associate professor in the French, Italian and Spanish department.

Latin American Cinemas, Local Views and Transnational Connections, edited by Nayibe Bermudez-Barrios, assistant professor in the French, Italian and Spanish, department examines the upsurge in Latin American cinema focusing on issues of identity politics, sexuality, the body, the family and community.

“There is growing interest in Latin American and Caribbean issues” says Donna Livingstone, director of the University of Calgary Press. “We are very excited to be collaborating with LARC in celebrating new research.”

Dr. Steve Randall, director of LARC, agrees. “Canada is increasing its relationship in Latin America, and this important series helps promote greater awareness of both contemporary issues and historical developments.”

Dr. Chris Archer, professor emeritus with the history department is the Latin American and Caribbean series editor and has helped initiate nine titles with the University of Calgary Press. The series is enjoying strong interest and course adoptions in both Canada and the United States.


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