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ENGL BC3250 Introduction to US Latinx Literature. 3 points.

This course introduces students to a growing body of work by Latina and Latino writers in the United States, and engages with the critical tools necessary for analyzing a field of inquiry and practice that continues to reframe itself, right down to the label “Latinx.”  What does that name include, and what does it exclude, in cultural productions born of conflicts of origin, language, race, gender, sexuality, and nationality? For some understanding of context, we will turn to the history and pressures of transnational migration, exile, assimilation, bilingualism and queerness as these variously affect the means and modes of the literary productions with which we're concerned. At the same time, the course will emphasize the invented and hybrid nature of Latinx literary and cultural traditions, and it will investigate the place of those inventions in the larger framework of American intellectual and literary traditions. Readings will be drawn from work written primarily in English, but we will also consider graphic novels, Latinx performance, and works in translation. Authors studied may include Rudolfo Anaya, Americo Paredes, Piri Thomas, Cherríe Moraga, Richard Rodriguez, Cristina García, Ana Castillo, Victor Hernández Cruz, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Junot Díaz, Coco Fusco, Yuri Herrera, and Juana María Rodriguez. 


Fall 2021: ENGL BC3250
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 3250 001/00435 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Kristin Carter 3 29/30