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Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Gayle Rogers


The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and began its cultural domination of the globe in the twentieth century, while the once-mighty Spanish empire declined and became a minor state in the world republic of letters. But what if this narrative relies on several faulty assumptions? Following networks of American and Spanish writers, translators, and movements, Gayle Rogers uncovers the arguments that forged the politics and aesthetics of modernism. He revisits the role of empire—from its ... More

Keywords: Modernism, Translation, American literature, Spanish literature, comparative literature, imperialism, global/world literatures, disciplinary history, Spanglish

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231178563
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gayle Rogers, author
University of Pittsburgh