Introduction to US Latino/a Literature

LIT 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. Not open to students who have taken Spanish 336A. In English; does not satisfy Trinity FL requirement.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • LSGS 336
  • SPANISH 336
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring