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Literature and Theory of the U.S.-Mexico Border: Telling Border Stories
ENGL 241
Spring 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 240

The U.S.-Mexico border is the longest, most highly policed border in the world, while the U.S.-Canadian border is the longest, least policed border. In this course we will consider a variety of literary, historical, filmic, and theoretical texts that examine and interrogate the social, economic, and political organization, representation, and significance of the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, we will consider why, in the present moment of late capitalism and globilization, the border still looms large not only in the U.S. national imagination, but also in the legislation of the southwest and the U.S. and Mexican nation-states more broadly.

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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