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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Spring 2007

E 314V • Mexican American Literature and Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33760 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
PAR 204
PEREZ

Course Description

This course is a general introduction to the literature written by and about Mexican Americans/Chicanos (US citizens of Mexican ancestry). Students should expect to develop some understanding of the specific cultural, historical, and political contexts that inform the literature. Knowledge of these contexts will enhance our understanding of these authors' aesthetics, as well as the cultural and social nuances of the texts.

Grading Policy

Two short papers (2-3 pp. each) 25%
One final paper (4-5 pp.) 25%
Writing exercises 10%
Reading quizzes 20%
Midterm 20%

Texts

Fernández, Roberta, Intaglio: A Novel in Six Stories
Rivera, Tomas, ... y no se lo tragï la tierra/and the earth did not devour him
Urrea, Luis Alberto, In Search of Snow
Viramontes, Helena Maria, The Moths and Other Stories
Villareal, José Antonio, Pocho
Handouts--poetry and essays

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