ENGL 381 Latinx Literature and Culture (4)
This course examines U.S. Latina/o cultural expression in post-War literature, performance, and popular media. The historical and cultural focus may change each semester. Areas of emphasis may range from canonical works of Latina/o fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction, visual art and film, to Latina/o feminist and queer art and criticism, political movements, punk, the avant-garde, sexual cultures, the paraliterary (such as comic books, zines, and speculative fiction) and DIY (do-it-yourself) culture and publishing. Course material may place Latina/o culture in transnational and comparative ethnic contexts across the Americas, examining national distinctions among Latina/o artists, and the racial and ethnic heterogeneity of Latina/o identity and cultural production, including Asian and Asian American, African and African American, and indigenous histories and intersections. Primary texts may include novels, plays, poems, graphic novels, scholarly monographs, art, film and performance footage. Scholarly insights may be drawn from the fields of gender, feminist and queer studies; performance studies; ethnic studies; and literary theory and history.
- General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities
- Prerequisite: ENGL 101W or AES 150 or ANTH 356 or ARTH 362 or CINE 110 or CLAS 171 or FREN 340 or GERM 340 or JAPN 314W or JAPN 340 or MUSC 212 or MUSC 281 or PHIL 370W or REL 113 or RUSS 242W or RUSS 245W or RUSS 250W or RUSS 320W or RUSS 325 or SPAN 340 or THTR 213 or THTR 219 or THTR 318W or WGS 134 or WGS 245
- Offering: Alternate years
- Instructor: Staff