ENGL 368 Spring 2015 Chicana/Latina Feminist Literature and Thought

Cross Listed as WGSS335, LATS331, COMP347
This seminar surveys a broad selection of works by Chicana and Latina authors. Foundational texts within Chicana feminism by Norma Alarcon, Gloria Anzaldua, Cherrie Moraga, and Emma Pérez will situate our readings of the diverse corpus of literature produced by Chicana/Latina authors in the United States, including Julia Alvarez, Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, Cristina Garcia, and Helena Maria Viramontes. Readings of novels, short stories, poems, essays, and plays by Chicana, Cuban American, Puerto Rican, and Dominican American authors provide students with a range of experiences and literary styles that comprise this body of works. Students will ask how the diversity of these texts (in style, in author, in subject) bespeak a shared or distinct experience across differences. Particular attention will be given to the challenges that Chicana/ Latina thinkers and writers pose towards the studies of nationalist movements, literary genres, cultural production, and feminisms.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: students will be evaluated on weekly write-ups, in-class presentations on the readings, three short papers, and a final annotated bibliography
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: seniors/juniors and LATS concentrators
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP or ENGL; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS or WGSS
Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: LATS Core Electives
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 14
Class Number: 4097
ENGL 368 - 01 (S) SEM Chicana/Latina Feminist Litera Division 1: Languages and the Arts Jesús J. Hernández
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Sawyer Mabie Room 4097
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