Revista de Estudios Hispánicos [Journal of Hispanic Studies] published a special issue (XLIII, Number 1, January 2009) in honor of recently deceased Nara Araujo (1945-2009), an outstanding Caribbeanist. The issue’s “Diálogo critico” [Critical Dialogue], coordinated by Jacqueline Loss, is dedicated to Cuban literature and includes articles by leading scholars including Carlos J. Alonso, Nara Araujo, Anke Birkenmaier, Marta Hernández Salván, Jacqueline Loss, and Rafael Rojas.
Nara Araujo was a Cuban scholar, professor, art critic, member of the Cuban Language Academy, and acknowledged as one of the most renowned essayists of Cuban literature. Araujo published books and articles on literary issues, with emphasis on gender studies. Some of her book titles include El alfiler y la mariposa: Género, voz y escritura en Cuba y el Caribe [The Pin and the Butterfly: Gender, Voice, and Writing in Cuba and the Caribbean], Visión romántica del otro [A Romantic Vision of the Other], Diálogos en el umbral [Dialogues at the Threshold], and Viajeras al Caribe [Female Travelers to the Caribbean].
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos is published under the sponsorship of the Department of Romance Languages Washington University in St. Louis and is co-edited by Elzbieta Sklodowska (Latin American Studies) and Akiko Tsuchiya (Peninsular Studies). The journal considers studies on all areas and periods within Hispanic literatures, cultures, and film, and welcomes theoretically innovative articles that cross geographical, generic, and disciplinary boundaries.
For more information on this special issue, see http://rll.wustl.edu/reh_index
For photo of Nara Araujo and evocation of academic life (in Spanish), see http://www.radioprogreso.cu/especiales/especiales01230109.htm