English 150

Senior Seminar: Chicana/o Poetry Since 1967

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
8 Spring 2006 Gonzalez, Marcial
Gonzalez, Marcial
TTh 11-12:30 224 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Lim?, J.: Mexican Ballads, Chicano Poems: History and Mexican American Social Poetry; S?chez, M.: Contemporary Chicana Poetry: A Critical Approach to an Emerging Literature; P?ez-Torres, R.: Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, Against Margins; Gonz?ez, R.: After Aztl?: Latino Poets of the Nineties; Rebolledo, T. & Rivero, E.: Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature


In this course, we will study the major movements and developments in Chicana and Chicano poetry since 1967. The thematic focus of the course will be broad. Thus, at a minimum, we will discuss and analyze the following topics: the Epic Corrido as a residual precursor to contemporary Chicana/o poetry; the emergent social poetry of the Chicano Movement; Chicana feminism; the Pinto poets; U.S. Latina/o poetry; the critique of nationalism; the New Mestizaje; the modern and the postmodern; Chicana/o poetry as postcolonial discourse; and the ideology of poetic form. All students enrolled in the seminar will be expected to attend class regularly, participate actively in classroom discussions, and complete all reading assignments. This course involves a lot of reading and a substantial amount of writing. Students will also be required to present at least one oral report in class as part of a group project and write a major research paper.

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