Introduction: Towards an (Even More) Queer Hispanism

Jorge Luis Peralta and Łukasz Smuga



A little over 20 years have passed since the appearance of the very first collections of essays within the field of gay, lesbian and queer studies devoted to Spanish-speaking countries. Volumes such as ¿Entiendes? Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings (Bergmann and Smith, 1995), Bodies and Biases (Foster and Reis, 1996), Sex and Sexuality in Latin America (Balderston and Guy, 1996) or Hispanisms and Homosexualities (Molloy and Mckee Irwin, 1998) became pioneer works, in which scholars of great renown discussed issues related to gender and sexuality in contexts quite different from those in which queer theory had been produced.