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On The Border: Chicana/o, American and Mexican Literatures and Cinemas
ENGL 237
Fall 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 270

The U.S.-Mexico border as militarized zone. The border as desert wasteland. As ground for incarceration complexes for the illegal and unassimilable. As burial ground. The U.S. national media frequently flashes these images today in its representations of the ongoing war on drug cartels. These images form part of a chain that tightens around the lived experience of different peoples of the U.S. southwest and northern Mexico, one that is linked to a dominant desire to erase the historical nuances of transitivity, movement, and exchange in the region. This course will consider some of the literary and cinematic representations of the border and of the way they respond to the ideology and history of citizenship, exclusion, and oppression.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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