(May 5, 2020) Latino/a Canon cited in Latinx Literature Now

In Latinx Literature Now: Between Evanescence and Event (2019), Ricardo L. Ortiz “suggest[s] that, beginning in 2007 with the appearance of Raphael Dalleo and Elena Machado Sáez’s The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), […] the field of US Latinx literary studies has certainly experienced an intense and perhaps definitive institutionalization, certainly at least as an academic publishing phenomenon, but also in perhaps less measurable ways as these projects facilitate the teaching of US Latinx Literature courses, organize if not settle what might serve as forms of foundational knowledge for scholarly and critical (and even creative?) work yet to come, and even more indirectly encourage the hiring of more faculty to teach in the field, as more university departments discover the depth, value, and legitimacy of that field, and start finally to feel the urgent need to teach it to an increasingly diverse, and increasingly Latinx, university student body” (73-74).