E 314V • Mexican American Lit & Cul
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This course will consider the relationship between Mexican-American literature and the social conditions of its production, mainly concentrating on novels written between 1967 and the present. Topics will include: literary form and cultural nationalism during the Chicano Renaissance, post-movement critiques of nationalist aesthetics, and the impact of immigration in the shaping of the Mexican-American experience.
Infinite Divisions edited by Tey Diana Reboledo and Eliana S. Rivera; Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa; House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros; y no se low tragó la tierra/ and the earth did not swallow him by Tomás Rivera; Brownsville by Oscar Casares; Crazy Loco by David Rice.