Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature


Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature from 1960s to present. Examines formation of a Latino/a literary canon, its heterogeneous voices and imaginations, thematic strands, historical and political contexts, theoretical approaches, establishing critical overview of the range of nationalities, communities, identifications, and practices falling under the Latino/a designation. Explores how Latina and Latino identities have been envisioned and manifested since the Civil Rights Movement, and how Latina- or Latino-specific cultural production continues in dialogue with U.S. multiracial landscape. Satisfies survey requirement for Spanish major. In English; does not satisfy Trinity FL requirement.

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