2000 Volume 1 Number 2

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Vol. 1, No. 2, August 2000


This second issue of the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies consists of two articles of literary interest--one on anthropophagy and literary logophagy in Argentina by Dr. Hugo Hortiguera, and a second on German influence in Latin American Romanticism by Dr. Alfred Wedel--and an interview of Dr. Juan Carlos Martínez, a geneticist at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, whose work in identifying the mitochondrial DNA of Puerto Ricans has served to cast doubt on some traditional beliefs concerning the fate of the Amerindian population of Puerto Rico.

We hope that these three works expand current knowledge in these subjects, and we invite your comments on the journal and its contents. We also invite Latin Americanists who work throughout the region to send us their work. We look forward to your paticipation in this scholarly venture.


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    La presencia alemana en el romanticismo de Hispanoamérica
    (Latin American Studies Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2000-08-15) Wedel, Alfred
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    De antropofagias y logofagias literarias en la literatura argentina.
    (Latin American Studies Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2000-08-15) Hortiguera, Hugo
    The XVI century chronicles written about the early settlers of Buenos Aires start with frequent references to cannibalism. In fact, the first writers who describe the beginning of the European presence in the region do not hesitate to stress the emptiness of those lands which would have driven the newcomers insane and would have pushed them to cannibalistic acts. During the following centuries, this motif was extended to the literary discourse as a rhetorical artifice. Argentinean writers interested in writing about their milieu always considered themselves immersed in an "empty" literary scenario which compelled them to "consume" or cannibalize other writers' words and cultures. Antropofagia became logofagia. Parody and pastiche of other [para]literatures were the devices they found to survive in those deserted lands. The aim of this article is to review the different aspects and the deveolpment of this concept of antropofagia/logofagia as a motif and as a discursive mechanism.
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    Recent Research Contributions of Genetics to the Studies of Population History and Anthropology in Puerto Rico
    (Latin American Studies Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2000-08-15) Martínez Cruzado, Juan Carlos