Marcial González

Department: English

I am currently working on a book manuscript titled The Chicana/o Novel: Toward a Dialectical Literary Criticism. In this work, I undertake a study of several important Chicana/o novels published from 1970 to 1992. I also analyze postmodernism’s influence on Chicana/o literary studies since 1980 and find that postmodernism’s critique of history and subjectivity has limited the potential for Chicana/o literary and cultural studies to formulate an effective social criticism.