Dec 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPN 317 - Readings in U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture

4 credits (Fall)
This discussion-based course provides a broad approach to U.S. Latinx literature. We will explore filmic and literary texts that voice the multiple and varied experiences of different generations of U.S. Latinxs from different national origins and cultures. We will pay particular attention to the construction of identity in terms of race, gender, sexuality, and class; bilingualism and code-switching; the experiences of the exile, the immigrant, and the refugee; the marketing of the U.S. Latinx identity; and the construction of community. Texts and films may be in English (with some Spanish) while discussions and written work will be in Spanish. Students cannot take this course after taking a seminar course in literature (SPN 377 , SPN 379 ,  SPN 383 , SPN 385 , SPN 386 , or SPN 395 on literature). 

Prerequisite: SPN 285 .
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: Petrus