Date of Award
Dr. Peter Powers
Dra. Kim Yunez
The Latina author can be both native and foreign in turn. Latina literature, therefore, is sometimes a window to the Latina's world and other times a door slammed to those who would intrude, depending on whether the author chooses to make her text accessible or distant. This choice is the result of the author's "negotiation" of her identity. For the Latina, the process of negotiating her identity refers more specifically to identifying with one cultural/linguistic group or the other.
Liu, Tana, "Invitation to Deixis: Bilingualism, Identity and the Reader in Latina Literature" (2002). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 239.