English 137T

Upper Division Coursework: Topics in Chicana/o Literature and Culture: The Borderlands of Chicano/a Literature

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2005 Saldivar, Jose David
Saldivar, Jose
TTh 9:30-11 141 Giannini

Other Readings and Media

"Anzald�a, G.: Borderlands/La frontera; Cisneros, S.: Caramelo, The House On Mango Street, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Loose Women; Paredes, A.: Between Two Worlds, George Washington G�mez, The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories, The Shadow, ""With His Pistol in His Hand"": A Border Ballad and Its Hero "


This course will explore the invention of a Chicano and Chicana sense of place. How do imaginative writers such as Am�rico Paredes, Gloria Anzald�a, and Sandra Cisneros negotiate the tension between the national and transnational forces at work in the Americas measuredly and by design? Exposure to post-contemporary works in cultural criticism, border thinking, and theory will also be part of the semester's agenda.

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