Introduction to US Latino/a Literature

SPANISH 336

Survey of US Latino/a Literature from 1960s to present. Examines formation of a Latino/a literary canon, its heterogeneous voices and imaginations, thematic strands, historical and political contexts, theoretical approaches, establishing critical overview of the range of nationalities, communities, identifications, and practices falling under the Latino/a designation. Explores how Latina and Latino identities have been envisioned and manifested since the Civil Rights Movement, and how Latina- or Latino-specific cultural production continues in dialogue with US multiracial landscape. Satisfies survey requirement for Spanish major.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
United States of America
Faculty: 

Claudia Milian, claudia.milian@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
LSGS 336
Areas of Knowledge: 
ALP
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
Yes