Chicana Lesbian Literature: Speaking in Tongues|
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Gloria Anzaldúa, BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA: THE NEW MESTIZA (1984)
terri de la Pena, MARGINS: A NOVEL (2000)
Carla Trujillo, WHAT NIGHT BRINGS (2003)
Carla Trujillo, ed., CHICANA LESBIANS: THE GIRLS OUR MOTHERS WARNED US ABOUT (1991)
Cherríe Morago, "HEROES AND SAINTS" AND OTHER PLAYS (1994)
Also a course packet created by the professor.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly informal writing assignments; oral presentation with accompaning writing assignment; long final paper (requiring some research).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In this course students will practice their interpretation skills through the consideration and analysis of literary texts, in particular in relationship to their historical and political contexts. Thus, the students will develop their ablities to perform (in discussion and writing) literary interpretation. The students will also be asked to do weekly informal, analytical, critical writing, as well as one longer essay. They will have some opportunity for peer review of their written work and will receive individual feedback from teh professor.
|Instructor(s): Pritchard,Démian Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: SCIE201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 3||FR: 0|
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