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Chicana Lesbian Literature: Speaking in Tongues
ENGL 287
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 288

This course takes its subtitle from a phrase in Gloria Anzaldúa's now foundational text BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA (1984), in which the US-Mexico border serves as a metaphor for the boundaries between human beings. Calling attention to race, class, gender, and sexuality, and to the material nature of the experience of oppression and marginalization, Chicana Lesbian writers have helped transform not only Chicano Studies but also American Studies and Women's Studies. Drawing on the work of Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, and Carla Trujillo, among many others, we will examine critically the ways in which Chicana lesbian writers challenge dominant notions of Amerca, Chicano, woman, man, love, work, and family and in the process reconfigure and reinvigorate literary and social history.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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