Gloria Anzaldúa

(3100 words)
  • AnaLouise Keating (Texas Women's University)

Although Gloria Anzaldúa often described herself primarily as a fiction writer and poet, her published work crosses multiple genres, ranging from poetry, short stories, and children’s books to autobiographical narratives, interviews, theoretical essays, and multi-genre edited and co-edited collections. She is most highly regarded for her autobiographically-inflected, mixed-genre prose in pieces like Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and “La Prieta”. A transdisciplinary author, Anzaldúa’s work draws from, builds on, and transforms a variety of academic disciplines and intellectual fields, including American Studies, Chicana/o studies, composition studies, cultural studies, English, ethnic studies, and women’s …

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Keating, AnaLouise. "Gloria Anzaldúa". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 December 2011
[, accessed 29 September 2016.]

Articles on Anzaldúa's works

  1. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Related Groups

  1. Queer (GLBT) Literature