2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

LLS 362 Entangled Tongues: Bilingualism in U.S. Latinx Literature

3 hours 

This course will examine the ways in which U.S. Latinx writers use bilingualism or Spanglish to render, via fiction, Latinx experiences. In combining two languages, U.S. Latinx writers capture the rhythms of daily vernacular, and draw attention to an irresolvable split in identity. Spanglish, then, represents a thriving language practice that forms the basis for U.S. Latinx expressive life. In this course, students will closely read U.S. Latinx texts particularly preoccupied with bilingual expression. Students will also read critical essays on language, aesthetics and poetics.




ENG 201