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Latina Feminisms: (Re)presenting the Latina Body

ENGL 335
Spring 2014 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 335, AMST 357
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This course will function as a focused exploration of Latina feminisms. Through historically situated critical analysis of novels, short stories, poetry, film, and performance art, we will meditate on how the Latina body has been constructed and mobilized within both dominant culture and social justice movements. We will situate Latina cultural production and theorizing in relation to ethnic studies and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies to ascertain the contributions and challenges that Latina feminists bring to dominant discourses of race, gender, sexuality, nationalism, labor, and class. Close readings of weekly texts elicit questions on form, style, and genre that formally probe at the constitution of subjects both at the level of self-narration and as externally constructed by social and historical processes and events. Our aim is to develop an understanding of minoritarian political identities that are unbounded, strategic, and relational. Previous coursework in Latino studies or feminist, gender and sexuality studies is recommended.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)

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