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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2006

E 314V • Mexican American Literature and Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34552 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
ESB 137
Cuevas

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to Mexican American literature and culture. We will read a variety of texts in various genres in order to consider major themes and movements in Chicano literature. Our focus will be on examining how the texts represent Mexican American culture and how they negotiate issues of race, nation, class, gender, genre, etc.

Grading Policy

This is a substantial writing component course. Most of your grade will be determined by the quality of your written work.

Journal responses 20%
Essay 1 20%
Essay 2 20%
Final project 30%
Participation 10%

Texts

Sandra Cisneros, Woman Hollering Creek
Arturo Islas, The Rain God
Tomas Rivera, ...y no se lo trago la tierra
Luis Alberto Urrea, Six Kinds of Sky
Other readings, secondary readings, and films TBA

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