Sep 25, 2020  
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies 
    
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AREL 861 - Memories and Migrations: U.S. Latinos in Literature and Film

3 credits
This course studies works that follow the tradition of the (auto)biographical and life writings modes of self-representation as they examine the migration, dislocation and settlement in the U.S. of individuals and communities and their process of cultural negotiation and integration. We will focus on their discursive strategies in relation to the past, nostalgia and memory. We will engage these works with current social elements, such as mass media and local and national policies. Using postcolonial theories of discourse, we will also examine how these works situate themselves in light of emerging cultural identities and new cultural realignments. Authors include Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Esmeralda Santiago, Christina Garcia, and Judith Ortiz Cofer; films include ”The Ballad of Gregorio Cortéz, ” “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,” “Before Night Falls,” and “Maria Full of Grace.” 



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