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

Spring 2009

E 314V • Mexican American Literature and Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33665 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
UTC 4.120

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. Contains a substantial writing component.

Grading Policy

Journal Responses: 20%
Essay 1: 20%
Essay 2: 20%
Final Project: 30%
Participation: 10%


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


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