Julia de Burgos and the FBI: From the latest CENTRO Journal

CENTRO Journal, the leading academic publication in the field of Puerto Rican Studies, has published its latest edition, commemorating the centennial of the great Puerto Rican writer Julia de Burgos. This special issue, titled “Untendered eyes: Literary Politics of Julia de Burgos,” was guest edited by Lena Burgos-Lafuente, who also wrote its introduction.

One of the articles in this issue explores de Burgos’ work by looking at her FBI file. In Between Dissidence and Good Neighbor Diplomacy: Reading Julia de Burgos with the FBI, Harris Feinsod (Assistant Professor, Department of English and Program of Comparative Literature, Northwestern University) takes a novel approach to literary criticism of de Burgos’ work. He reads her through the lens of her first Spanish-to-English translators, the FBI. The Bureau translators identified her work as dissident nationalism, and Professor Feinsod places her in the tradition of other dissident Western Hemisphere writers.

Centro Journal vol xxvi no ii fall 2014

The special issue on Julia de Burgos, along with journal subscriptions and back issues, can be purchased at the Centro Store.