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Introduction to Latina/o/x Literature and Art

ENGL 279
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: Caribbean Studies Minor

We will study Latina/o/x aesthetics and poetics to ask questions about the history, sociality, and semiotics of Latinidad, as well as the formation of Latina/o/x studies in the U.S. university. The course understands Latinidad as an assimilable disturbance, around which specific ethical questions may emerge. We will study modes of "ethnic," aesthetic, poetic, theoretical, and geographic disturbance--assimilated and unruly--specific to the semiotics of Latinidad and Latinx studies, as well as their relationship to Blackness, anti-Blackness, whiteness, form, language, ontology, race, gender, and assumptions of futurity. Readings, viewings, and listenings focus on the 20th century, but that temporal provision will surely be shot through by reference points from 1500 to 2020.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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