Creolization describes the cultural adaptations that occur when a community moves to a new geographic setting. Exploring the consciousness of peoples defined as ""creoles"" who moved
Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas facilitates a cross-disciplinary, intrahemispheric, and Atlantic comparison of early settlers' colonialism and creole elites' relation to both indigenous peoples and imperial regimes. Contributors explore literatures written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English to identify creole responses to such concepts as communal identity, local patriotism, nationalism, and literary expression.
The essays take the reader from the first debates about cultural differences that underpinned European ideologies of conquest to the transposition of European literary tastes into New World cultural contexts, and from the natural science discourse concerning creolization to the literary manifestations of creole patriotism. The volume includes an addendum of etymological terms and critical bibliographic commentary.
About Ralph Bauer
Ralph Bauer is associate professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is author or editor of numerous books, including The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Modernity.
About José Antonio Mazzotti
José Antonio Mazzotti is chair and professor in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University. He is author or editor of three books, including Poéticas del flujo: migración y violencia verbales en el Perú de los 80."