Kelley Kreitz is assistant professor of English and co-founder and co-director of Babble Lab at Pace University in New York City. Her research on print and digital cultures of the Americas has appeared or is forthcoming in American Literary History, English Language Notes, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Educational Media International.
In the nineteenth century, a thriving Spanish-language publishing community centered in lower Manhattan. The activities of the popular English-language press in the same neighborhood--especially on Newspaper Row--are well known. But the Spanish-language press that once resided there is only known to us in fragments--or through the lens of its most famous members, particularly José Martí.
To recover the history of New York City's nineteenth-century Latina/o press, Pace University's Babble Lab has been locating the forgotten sites of the publications that once resided there and beginning to re-imagine the ways in which writers and editors of the city's Spanish- and English-languages publishing communities might have interacted with each other.
Thank you to the students in the following courses who have participated in workshops that informed the creation of this website: Prof. Chris Campanioni's American Voices (LIT 211J) sections in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 and Prof. Kelley Kreitz's American Voices (LIT 211J) sections in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 and Latina/o Voices (LIT 211U) section in Fall 2017.