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Introduction to Latino Literatures and Cultures
ENGL 279
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 278, LAST 279

In this course, we will read literature by Chicano/a, Puerto Rican American and Cuban American authors and explore such issues as the connection between history, politics, and the ways in which authors creatively manipulate language and image to intervene in and disrupt dominant discourses that define America. We will begin by examining late 19th- and early 20th century histories of U.S. expansionism/colonialism as well as ongoing immigration politics (later 20th century to today) beside Latino literary production to study the artistic forms of engagement, paying special attention to the roles that colonialism, political and economic displacement, immigration, assimilation, and nationalism have played in the shaping of contemporary discourses of identity and nation.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
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: Not Available

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