Studying American Literature
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/24/2023||5/8/2023||MWF||10:10am - 11:00am||HS 105|
Spring 2023 Course Details: LatinX Literature & Culture
In this course students will explore the field of Latinx literature and culture in order to develop the ability to speak and think critically about race relations in the USA. Course readings, video, podcasts, &/or social media will be drawn from texts produced primarily in English by individuals of Latin American descent often with words, phrases, and/or paragraphs in Spanish. Our work will highlight the topic of Latinx immigration and past and present testimonios, a Latinx literary genre that we will compare to memoir, journalism, spoken word and other genres and modes of expression. Self expression through Native American and Black readings, video, podcasts, &/or social media will constitute points of comparison and contrast. The materials covered may ask us to consider the intersectionality of race with gender, sexual orientation, economic class and religion. Over the semester we will discuss how methodology and phenomena like third wave feminism, queer theory, and migration resist entrenched power structures and discourse.
In Spring 2023 this course satisfies the Race Requirement for English Department majors.
In Spring 2023 this course satisfies a Post-1800 Literature requirement for English Department majors.