Loreta Janeta Velázquez: Grappling with Latinx Confederates in the Classroom Climate

Leigh Johnson

Marymount University

Leigh Johnson is a Associate Professor of English at Marymount University, where she teaches American Literature, Gender Studies, and Latinx Literature. She is the author of "La Llorona and La Malinche in Re-Vision: Chicana Poets Countering Traditions and Claiming Voice" in Women Versed in Myth: Essays on Modern Poets, edited by Colleen Harris and Valerie Estelle-Fankel (2016). Her other work appears in Rejoinder, Meridians, American Literary Naturalism, and edited collections.


While the US Mexico War is a pivotal moment for scholars of Mexican American literature, the US Civil War poses a different set of problems for scholars. The paper “Loreta Janeta Velázquez: Grappling with Latinx... [ view full abstract ]


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