CASA150C / CASA150C-03 / SPANLIT180E : Introduction to Chicana/o Cultural Studies - Syllabus
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Teaching Assistant - Tim Webmoor
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Teaching Assistant - Dante Angelo
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Syllabus and Reading Schedule:
(R) indicates the reading can be found in the course reader.
Tuesday, January 7:
Themes and Introduction
Film: I Am Joaquín, dir. Luis Valdez, by Rodolpho Corky Gonzales. El Centro Campesino Cultural and Teatro Campesino, 1969.
(R) Rodolpho Corky Gonzales, I am Joaquin. Delano, CA: Farm Workers Press, 1967.
(R José Montoya, "El Louie" in Palabra: A Sampling of Contemporary Latino Writers. Benjamín Alire Sáenz and Rosemary Catacalos, eds. San Francisco: The Poetry Center and the American Poetry Archives, 1993, pp. 14-17.
Thursday, January 9:
Icons, Identities and Critiques
Film: Chicana! dir. Sylvia Morales, 1979.
(R) Chicana poetry from the 1970s. Selections from: Tey Diana Rebolledo and Eliana S. Rivero, eds., Infinite Divisions: An Anthology of Chicana Literature. Tucson: U of Arizona Press, 1993.
La Loca de la Raza Cósmica by la Chrisx
Para Un Revolucionario by Lorna Dee Cervantes
Como Duele by Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell
Para Teresa by Inés Hernández
Lírica fanática/Fanatic Lyric by Margarita Cota-Cárdenas
Tuesday, January 14:
Historical Roots and Rutas
(R) Albert Camarillo, "Latin Americans: Mexican Americans and Central Americans" in Mary Kupiec Cayton, Elliott J. Gorn, and Peter W. Williams, eds., Encyclopedia of American Social History, Vol. II. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, n.d. pp. 855-872.
(R) Shifra Goldman and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, "The Political and Social Contexts of Chicano Art" in Richard Griswold del Castillo, Teresa McKenna, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, eds. Chicano Art : Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985. Los Angeles: Wight Art Gallery, University of California, 1991, pp. 83-95.
Thursday, January 16:
Border Identities, Mestiza Consciousness, Claiming a Language
Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera. The New Mestiza. San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987.
Tuesday, January 21:
Interethnic Relations on the Border
Film: Lone Star. dir. John Sayles, 1996.
(R) Rosa Linda Fregoso, "Recycling Colonialist Fantasies On the Texas Borderlands" in Hamid Naficy, ed. Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place. New York: Routledge, 1999.
(R) José Limón, American Encounters: Greater Mexico, the United States, and the Erotics of Culture. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998, pp. 149-160.
Thursday, January 23:
Custodial Labor, Gender, and Intergenerational Relations I
(R) Denise Chávez, "The Last of the Menu Girls" in The Last of the Menu Girls. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1986, pp. 13-38.
(R) Mary Romero, "Life as a Maid's Daughter" in Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S. ed. Mary Romero, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Vilma Ortiz. New York: Routledge, 1997, pp. 195-207.
Tuesday, January 28:
Immigration and Anti-immigration Sentiment
Film: In the Shadow of the Law dir. Frank Christopher, written by Paul Espinosa and Leo Chávez. Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Media Center, 1990. A program broadcast February 3, 1988 by PBS.
Rubén Martínez, Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. New York: Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt), 2001.
Thursday, January 30:
Interethnic Labor Relations I -- Race, Class, Gender
Neil Foley, The White Scourge. Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture. Berkeley: U of California Press, 1997, pp. 118-162.
Recommended: David Montejano, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986. Austin: U of Texas Press, 1987.
Tuesday, February 4:
Custodial Labor, Gender and Intergenerational Relations II
Guest Writer: Helena María Viramontes
Helena María Viramontes, Under the Feet of Jesus. New York: Dutton, 1995.
Thursday, February 6:
Labor II -- Race, Class, Gender
Film: Salt of the Earth, dir. Michael Wilson, 1953.
TAKE-HOME MIDTERM DUE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7
Tuesday, February 11:
Revisioning Spiritual Traditions through Art
Guest Artist: Delilah Montoya
Thursday, February 13:
Central-American Immigration and the Sanctuary Movement
Demetria Martínez, Mother Tongue. New York: Ballantine, 1994.
Tuesday, February 18:
Urban Realities I
(R) Mike Davis, Excerpts from City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. New York: Vintage, 1990, pp. 223-263
Film: Twilight: Los Angeles dir. Marc Levin, by Anna Deavere Smith, PBS Home Video, 2001.
Thursday, February 20:
Urban Realities II Muralism
Guest artist: Juana Alicia
Tuesday, February 25:
Urban Realities III
(R) Mike Davis, Magical Urbanism. London: Verso, 2000.
Discussion of Davis reading and Twilight.
Thursday, February 27:
Guest Musicians: Chris González Clarke
(R) George Lipsitz, Dangerous Crossroads: Popular Music, Postmodernism and the Poetics of Place. London: Verso, 1994, pp. 49-93.
Tuesday, March 4:
Poetry and Performance I
Guest Poet: Cherríe Moraga
(R) Poems from Cherríe Moraga, Loving in the War Years: Lo que nunca pasó por sus labios. Boston: South End Press, 1983.
The Voices of the Fallers (pp. 1-6)
La Dulce Culpa (pp. 14-15)
Later, She Met Joyce (pp. 19-21)
Loving in the War Years (pp. 29-30)
For the Color of My Mother (pp. 60-61)
Thursday, March 6:
Poetry and Performance II
Guest Poet: José Montoya
Poems from José Montoya, InFormation: 20 Years of Joda. San
Jose, CA: Chusma House, 1991, pp. 5, 8-14, 163-164, 174-175.
PAPER OR CREATIVE PROJECT/ANALYSIS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Tuesday, March 11:
Themes and Conclusions
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