Latino Studies | Community and Self Chicana/o Literature
L398 | 30945 | Geneva Gano


LATS-L 398  Arts & Humanities TOPICS IN LATINO STUDIES (3 CR)
Variable Title: COMMUNITY AND SELF CHICANA/O LITERATURE

CLASS MEETS TWICE PER WEEK:
2:30P-04:30P   T      ED 1004
2:30P-04:30P   R      KH 203
Above class meets second eight weeks only
Above class carries COLL A & H distribution credit
Above class carries Culture Studies credit


The creation of Chicana/o identity involves negotiating the often
blurry boundaries of family, community, race, and nation.  In this
course, we will explore personal expression, focusing on how self-
formation coincides with (and, at times, competes with) the joys,
pressures, and demands of a community.  Together, we will discuss a
broad sampling of literature (Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Gloria
Anzaldúa, Richard Rodriguez, Lorna Dee Cervantes), music (corridos,
Norteño/Tejano, ranchera), film (Salt of the Earth, Mi Vida Loca,
Señorita Extraviada), and art (Judy Baca, Patssi Valdez, Leo Limón,
Vincent Valdez).  Throughout the course, we will consider the ways
in which the personal and the political intersect, focusing on the
power of the autobiographical voice to express the needs, hopes, and
goals of la comunidad.