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CS92PROD
Latino/a Literature
ENGL 228
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 225, LAST 231

In this course, we will be reading literature by Chicano/a, Puerto Rican American and Dominican American authors and exploring such issues as the connection between history and the mythic. We will begin by examining how U.S. expansionism and colonialism has affected Latino literary production. As a result of expansionist policies of the United States in 1848 and 1898, respectively, part or all of Mexican and Puerto Rican national territory was confiscated and due to the 1965 U.S. invasion of Dominican Republic, Dominican migration to the U.S. increased dramatically. How have Latino and Latina authors documented this experience in their writings by infusing history with the mythic through such entities as the Puerto Rican American "Borinquen" and the Chicano/a "Aztlan"? How do Latinos and Latinas' experiences of assimilation, marginalization, and imprisonment both inhibit and strengthen a literary Latinidad?

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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