E 314V • Mexican American Literature and Culture
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
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.
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%
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