On The Border: Chicana/o, American, and Mexican Literatures and Cinemas|
Spring 2021 not offered
The U.S.-Mexico border as spectacle of trespass, as militarized zone. The border as desert wasteland; as ground for legalized lawless detention and incarceration; as burial ground; as site of smuggled pleasures, of fugitive joy, and feelings of desire for that which threatens dominance. This course will engage brown, black, Afro-Latinx, and indigenous literary, aesthetic, and cinematic imaginings of the geographies of desire that play out across the border as a shifting site, and their critiques of imperial, colonial, capitalist, anti-indigenous, and anti-black histories of racialized citizenship.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Gloria Anzaldúa, Roberto Bolaño, Y tu mamá también, Sin nombre, Asco (art collective), Emma Pérez, Eduardo Corral, Joshua Javier Guzmán, Leticia Alvarado, Chon Noriega, Martha Menchaca, María Josefina Saldaña Portillo, Iván Ramos, Ondine Chavoya, William Nerriccio, Tomás Rivera.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A couple short papers, a research-based paper, attendance of relevant aesthetic and performance events outside of class (TBD).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference and Theory requirements and contributes to the American Lit, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
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