Serial Mexico: Storytelling Across Media, from Nationhood to Now


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Vanderbilt University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.83 inches | 1.21 pounds

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About the Author

Amy Wright is an associate professor of Hispanic studies at Saint Louis University.


"Serial Mexico belongs to a critical continuum, guided by Walter Benjamin's 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, ' Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities, and Doris Sommer's Foundational Fictions, that studies modern national identity. As befits this lineage, Serial Mexico concerns itself with family romance (and domestication) as national allegory."
--John A. Ochoa, author of The Uses of Failure in Mexican Literature and Identity
"Once in a blue moon, a scholarly work drops that upends what we know in the humanities. Serial Mexico is this--and more. Gorgeous, lively prose serves up sophisticated, smart scholarship that radically reorients us toward Mexico's deep and rich transmedia history. Wright's edge-of-seat odyssey takes us far back into Mexico's history of storytelling, as well as all subsequent instances of cross-media proliferation and pollination. From astute analyses of early-nineteenth-century popular serialized stories to twentieth-century comics, radionovelas, and telenovelas, Wright does with Serial Mexico what Jenkins did with Convergence Culture, but with one colossal difference: Wright aptly anchors Transmedial Studies in the Global South."
--Frederick Luis Aldama, author of Mex-Ciné Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the Twenty-first Century
"Propelled by its colorful subject matter and Wright's artful analysis, Serial Mexico is a groundbreaking meditation on how Mexican mass media addresses memory, national identity, and formula storytelling. Packed with illustrations and forgotten cultural histories, this is a major contribution to Mexican and Latin American Studies."
--Christopher Conway, author of Heroes of the Borderlands: The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music