Latino Studies | Colloquium: Latina/o Sexualities in US Literature and Film
L601 | 31161 | Geneva Gano


LATS L601 Colloquium in Latino Studies (4 credits)
LATINA/O SEXUALITIES IN U.S. LITERATURE AND FILM
5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.   Tuesdays   BH 135     Class No. 31161
Instructor: Professor Geneva Gano

This course explores the development of gender ideals and
stereotypes of Latinas/os across the twentieth century as they are
portrayed in film and literature.  We will view ethnically marked
films featuring early stars such as Ramon Novarro, Dolores de Rio,
and Lupe Velez to recent celebs J-Lo, Salma Hayek, and Dora the
Explorer.  Additionally, we will read works by Sandra Cisneros,
Junot Diaz, Cherrie Moraga, Cristina Garcia, Giannina Braschi, and
others.  Working with Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/La Frontera at
our sides, we will consider whether there is a relationship between
transgressing formal and socio-political borders in our texts.