Apr 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPN 379 - U.S. Latinx Identities and Sexualities

4 credits (Spring)
This interdisciplinary course focuses on Latinx sexualities and identities. This course will focus on literary analysis of a variety of genres and cultural texts that have served as inspiration and influence for diverse communities of Latinxs. Students will explore artistic and theoretical contributions by Latinx scholars and artists related to the construction, the performance, and the questioning of gender roles. We will study the relation between literary works and the formation and conceptualization of Latinx and Chicanx identities and communities. Finally, we will focus on artistic-intellectual interventions that reflect the heterogeneity of more contemporary Latinx and Chicanx communities, with special attention to the diversity of thought on gender and sexuality. At the end of the course, students will present their research on gender roles, power, and sexual hegemonies based on literary analysis of Latinx cultural texts. Texts will be in English, Spanish, or Spanglish. Class discussion and all written work will be in Spanish. 

Prerequisite: SPN 311 SPN 312 SPN 314 SPN 315 , SPN 317  or SPN-295 on literature.
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Petrus