Affiliates & Resources

Arte Público Press

Arte Público Press is the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Latina and Latino authors. Its imprint for children and young adults, Piñata Books, is dedicated to the realistic and authentic portrayal of the themes, languages, characters, and customs of Hispanic culture in the United States. Based at the University of Houston, Arte Público Press, Piñata Books, and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project provide the most widely recognized and extensive showcase for Hispanic literary arts, history, and politics.

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project is a national program to locate, identify, preserve and make accessible the literary contributions of U.S. Hispanics from colonial times through 1960 in what today comprises the fifty states of the Union. The project is under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, founder and director of Arte Público Press, the oldest and largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic literature in the nation.

Spanish travelers early on documented their journeys of exploration through the North American continent. Since then, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and others of Hispanic origin have also recounted their personal stories, passed on their love and traditions, given creative expression to their novels, poetry, plays and other genres inherent to Hispanic traditions. As a result of this project, hundreds of thousands of literary pieces, including essays, autobiographies, diaries, and letters will become accessible to scholars, students and the world at large.

Language Acquisition Center

The Language Acquisition Center (LAC) is dedicated to the support of world languages, literatures, film, and cultures at the University of Houston. It is located in 217 Agnes Arnold Hall and is open to students and faculty in the Department of Hispanic Studies (HS) and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCL) within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). The LAC provides an open computer lab equipped with printers and a streaming film server, two interactive learning classrooms, and a Silent Media Room for viewing films. The LAC maintains an extensive film collection, textbooks, supplementary audio files, software, and equipment for patron use. Trainings on emerging technologies, language pedagogy, and language learning resources and strategies are offered regularly. Faculty consultations on the application of instructional technologies to language, literature, culture, and film classes are available upon request. The LAC also collaborates with other organizations and offices at UH to promote language learning among the campus community.

Calíope: The Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry

Calíope, a critical journal of poetry of Spain and the Americas during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, is published biannually, except for special issues, at Boston University, edited by Julián Olivares, Dept of Hispanic Studies, University of Houston, and is provided to members of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry.