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Lectora 29: hospitality and women of colour in the United States of the contemporary era


Issue 29 of Lectora: revista de dones i textualitat has been published. This volume includes a dossier, edited by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), focused on the notion of hospitality in the literary and cultural production by US women of colour in the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. Entitled Rethinking Hospitality through the Culture, Literature, and Thought of Contemporary US Women of Color, this dossier offers some approaches to how the feminism of women of colour has been transforming the notion of hospitality within the current socio-political landscape of the United States. Characterised by migration and deportation, by the health crisis and social inequality, by the effects of global capitalism on territories, families, and communities, and by the curtailment of civil rights and liberties, this context requires that we rethink the cultural construction of hospitality from an intersectional feminist perspective. The miscellaneous section examines topics such as Kimberlé Crenshaw's theory of intersectionality, the new female referents in recent illustrated albums, Chilean literature from the Generation of the 1950s, the letters between the dancer Tórtola Valencia and Ramón Goy de Silva, and Luce Irigaray's notion of mimesis. The journal, which as usual includes a section of book reviews, concludes with an interview with Marsha Meskimmon on art and feminism and a presentation of Laurine Rousselet's artistic project Emérgence by Francesca Maffioli.