Introduction to Latina/o/x Literature and Art|
|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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
May include: Antonio Viego, Joshua Javier Guzmán, Tomás Rivera, Gil Cuadros, Frances Aparicio, Nelly Rosario, Alicia Schmidt-Camacho, Asco, Eduardo Corral, Gloria Anzaldúa, Nao Bustamante, José Muñoz, Félix Gonzáez Torres, Pedro Pietri, Juan Flores, Fania All-Stars, Xandra Ibarra.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 short papers (may engage other media than writing by approval of Professor); 1 collaborative listening assignment; 1 research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Classes of '21 & '22: This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement and contributes to the Race and Ethnicity concentration in the English major.
Class of '23 and beyond: This course fulfills the World Lit requirement of the English major.
It also helps satisfy the Comparative Americas requirement for American Studies majors.
|Instructor(s): Ellis Neyra,Ren Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 3||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 6||FR: 6|
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