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C LIT 321 C: Studies in Literature of the Americas

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
CMU 226
SLN: 
12132
Joint Sections: 
CHSTU 330 A, SPAN 331 A
Instructor:
Lauro Flores

Syllabus Description:

CHSTU 330 A CHICANA/O AUTOBIOGRAPHYOffered jointly with COMPARATIVE LIT 321 C and SPANISH  331A

Course Description

 

This course is intended to examine the Chicana/o experience as portrayed in autobiographical texts.  An introduction covering the history, antecedents, formal aspects, and development of both autobiographical expression, in general, and Chicano literature and culture will establish the theoretical framework for the course.  Afterwards, analysis and discussion of the assigned texts will occupy the main focus of the class. Selected theory and criticism texts will also be read and discussed.  The main authors to be studied are Oscar Z. Acosta, Ernesto Galarza, Cleofas Jaramillo, Luis Pérez, and Richard Rodriguez.

Catalog Description: 
Emphasizes connections between twentieth century literature of the United States and Canada and current literature of Latin America. Emphasizes that, despite obvious differences, much is shared in terms of culture and national sensibility across the two continents.
Department Requirements Met: 
Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2021 - 3:28am
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