Performing Modernity's Cruelty in Latin America


  • Arnaldo Manuel Cruz-Malavé Fordham University


Violencia, América Latina, dictaduras, guerrillas, neoliberalismo


Review of Jean Franco's Cruel Modernity (Durham & London: Duke UP, 2013).

Author Biography

Arnaldo Manuel Cruz-Malavé, Fordham University

Arnaldo Manuel Cruz-Malavé is professor of Spanish, comparative literature, and Latin American and Latino studies at Fordham University in New York and director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. He is the author of Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard Tails (Palgrave, 2007), a book about the relationship between high art and queer Latino popular culture in the gentrifying New York of the 1980s; El primitivo implorante (Rodopi, 1994), a study of the intersections of nationalism and sexuality in the prose fiction of the Cuban author José Lezama Lima; and coeditor, with Martin Manalansan, of Queer Globalization: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002). He has published widely on Hispanic Caribbean and US Latino literatures and cultures.



How to Cite

Cruz-Malavé, A. M. (2014). Performing Modernity’s Cruelty in Latin America. A Contracorriente: Una Revista De Estudios Latinoamericanos, 12(1), 345–350. Retrieved from