Critical Race & Political Econ 240BR - Intermediate Topics: 'Borderlands Film and Literature'

Borderlands Film and Literat.

Raul Gutierrez

MW 11:30AM-12:45PM

Mount Holyoke College
Shattuck Hall 118
In Borderlands/La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldua asserts that material change is impossible without changing the cultural imagery in our minds. Latinx Borderlands artists have effected such change through their cultural production. This course will introduce students to Borderlands literature and film, and will provide an overview of Mexican American, Chicanx, and other Latinx artistic production from the U.S- Mexico border region. The course will closely examine how these texts reflect borderland folklore, social issues, and "fronterizo" identities. Students will read multiple registers of artistic production, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, testimonio, and folk song lyrics.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.