May 25, 2024  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPN 379 - U.S. Latin@ Identities and Sexualities

4 credits (Fall)
This interdisciplinary course focuses on Latin@ sexuality and identities. Students will explore contributions by Latin@ scholars and artists that disrupt the simplistic ways in which Latin@ sexuality has been taken up as exotic and radical. We will engage Chicana feminist theory as well as queer and performance theory as we consider the ways in which sexuality speaks to the production and representation of Latin@ identities. Our study will cut across literary genres to include fiction, poetry, testimonios, and performance among other expressions. Students are expected to engage sexuality in its plurality as they examine these texts and contemporary popular cultural production. Texts will be in Spanish, English or Spanglish. Class discussion and all written work will be in Spanish.

Prerequisite: SPN 311 SPN 312 SPN 314 SPN 315 , or SPN 317 
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Nasser