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C LIT 321 B: Studies in Literature of the Americas

Meeting Time: 
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Location: 
DEN 259
SLN: 
11889
Joint Sections: 
CHSTU 466 A, SPAN 466 A
Instructor:
Lauro Flores

Syllabus Description:

 

Overview of contemporary Chicano fiction focusing on 20th century canonical novels.  A general background regarding the socio-historical context of Chicano literature, as well as the development of the genre, will be presented at the beginning of the course.  Later, the discussions will focus on the specific features of each text. Authors studied include O. Z. Acosta, A. Castillo, S. Cisneros, D. Chávez, R. Hinojosa-Smith, A. Islas, T. Rivera, and J. A. Villarreal.

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: 
October 12, 2021 - 10:22pm
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