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SPA 154N Topic: Hispanic Cultural Experiences in New York City

Course Description: In this course we will examine Latino and writing in New York. Beginning with a historical overview of Latino writers of New York in the early twentieth century we will continue through the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s, through the emergence of women writers in the 1990s and beyond. Some of the writers to be covered will include: Junot Diaz, Angie Cruz and Ernesto Quinones. Various themes that are commonly associated with Latino literature will be explored: Immigration, migration, historical change, identity, language, loss and reclamation of homeland and exile. This class will also include excursions in New York City during class time.


3 credits