Interpretaciones

Experimental Criticism and the Metrics of Latin American Literature

By Rudyard J. Alcocer

Interpretaciones

Approx. 270 pp., 6 x 9, 48 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7666-1
    Published: February 2023

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Interpretaciones: Experimental Criticism and the Metrics of Latin American Literature examines readers’ reactions to short texts during crucial moments of the reading experience. These readers are students at universities in the US and several Spanish-speaking countries. Far from reducing the reading experience to a series of numbers, the data-driven approaches in the study instead underline the startling complexity and elusiveness of seemingly basic literary processes and concepts, including those pertaining to authorship, titles, conclusions, and so on. Simultaneously, Interpretaciones suggests alternative methodologies for gaining new and unexpected knowledge about literary texts themselves, whether from Latin America or elsewhere. Interpretaciones is an ambitious, interdisciplinary project geared toward those interested in literary theory, Latin American and Caribbean literature, and the nexus between literature and science.

About the Author

Rudyard J. Alcocer is the Forrest & Patsy Shumway Chair of Excellence in Romance Languages in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He teaches all levels of Latin American literature and culture, and has designed and taught advanced courses involving the Hispanic Caribbean and the African Diaspora in Spanish America.
For more information about Rudyard J. Alcocer, visit the Author Page.

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