Spring 2011

Latino Literature

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-15


Ilan Stavans (Section 01)


[RC] A survey course that focuses on the polyphonic literary production of Latinos in the United States, from the colonial period (Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca) and the age of independence (Eugenio María de Hostos, José Martí), to the Chicano Movement (Cesar Chavez, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzáles), the Nuyorrican Poets (Miguel Algarín, Pedro Pietri, Tato Laviera), the Puerto Rican Young Lords (Iris Morales, Pablo “Yoruba” Guzmán), and the contemporary period (Julia Alvarez, Oscar Hijuelos, Esmeralda Santiago, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Junot Díaz). Attention will be given to various genres—poetry, fiction, chronicle, memoir, essay, and theater—exploring the continuity and change in a tradition made of distinct, often incompatible national groups like Mexican Americans, Cuban-Americans, and Puerto Ricans in the mainland. Conducted in English.

Spring semester.  Professor Stavans.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011