2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 383 Gender and Sexuality in U.S. Latino/a Literature

3 hours 

This course will study the representations of gender and sexuality in Latina/o literature, poetry, drama, and essays. Students will examine the social construction of gender and sexuality, their variations within different Latina/o communities, and their relationship to race and class. We will also examine Latina feminism as a critical approach to the study of power and justice in American society. Authors may include Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz, Esmeralda Santiago, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, Silvio Sirias, Cristina Garcia and Reinaldo Arenas, among others.




ENG 201