Publication of Staging Frontiers by Professor William Acree.

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures congratulates Professor William Acree on the publication of his new book, Staging Frontiers: The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay, with the University of New Mexico Press. To read more, please click here to see the publication details and a synopsis.

Swashbuckling tales of valiant gauchos roaming Argentina and Uruguay were nineteenth-century bestsellers. But when these stories jumped from the page to the circus stage and beyond, their cultural, economic, and political influence revolutionized popular culture and daily life.