1. Introduction: Men, power and liberation: readings of masculinities in Spanish American literatures Amit Thakkar and Chris Harris 2. "Una tercera lectura": the cinematic reader and the cult of virility in Manuel Puig's El beso de la mujer arana (1976) Amit Thakkar 3. Power tug of war: hegemonic and posthegemonic text control in Gustavo Sainz's Obsesivos dias circulares (1969) Victoria Carpenter 4. "But how to speak of such things?": decolonial love, the coloniality of gender, and political struggle in Francisco Goldman's The Long Night of White Chickens (1992) and Jennifer Harbury's Bridge of Courage (1994) and Searching for Everardo (1997) Cornelia Grabner 5. From Araucanian warriors to Mapuche terrorists: contesting discourses of gender, race, and nation in modern Chile (1810-2010) Joanna Crow 6. "De la musica y los toros": masculinities and the representation of Carlos Vives in Angeles Mastretta's Arrancame la vida (1985) Christopher Harris
Amit Thakkar is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the Department of European Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University, UK. His research interests include revolution, gender, violence and postcolonial theory in relation to Latin American film and literature. Chris Harris is Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool, UK. His main research interests are focused on gendered approaches to the post-Revolutionary Mexican novel. He has published on various writers including Castellanos, Poniatowska, Azuela, Yanez and Rulfo.