Yolanda Padilla publishes on the Latinx essay for the Cambridge History of the American Essay

Yolanda Padilla published a chapter titled “Latinx Culture and the Essay” in The Cambridge History of the American Essay. In her overview of this important but neglected genre, Padilla identifies three especially significant strands of the Latinx essay: the crónica, which has its roots in Latin American journalistic traditions, the personal essay, and the radical feminist essay. She also discusses future directions in the genre.