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C LIT 321 D: Studies in Literature of the Americas

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
LOW 105
SLN: 
12133
Joint Sections: 
SPAN 465 A, CHSTU 465 A
Instructor:
Lauro Flores

Syllabus Description:

CHSTU 465 A CONTEMPORARY CHICANA/O LIT. Offered jointly with COMPARATIVE LIT 321 D and SPAN 465 A

Course Description

Overview of Chicano literature focusing on 20th century works. After a general introduction to the socio-historical background in which the literary phenomena have unfolded, representative examples of the various genres making-up the general body of Chicana/o literature will be closely examined: theatre, poetry, and narrative (short story and novel).  Authors to be studied include Alurista, Cisneros, Herrera, Hinojosa-Smith, Chávez, Lucero, Montoya, Rivera, Salinas, Valdez.  

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: 
June 21, 2021 - 11:23pm
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