Schedule of Readings

UNIT ONE: LATINX COMING OF AGE NARRATIVES

Week 1                                                                        

T Jan 29 Bomba Estéreo, “Soy Yo”

Cardi B memes

TH Jan 31 Rhode Montijo “T-t-tartamudo”

Elizabeth Kolbert, “Spoiled Rotten”

Spencer Herrera, “Bildungsroman

Week 2

T Feb 5 Nicholasa Mohr, Nilda (1-72)
TH Feb 7 Nicholasa Mohr, Nilda (73-145)

Week 3

T Feb 12 No Class (Lincoln’s Birthday)
TH Feb 14 Nicholasa Mohr, Nilda (146-248–finish novel)

Week 4

T Feb 18 Tomas Rivera, And the Earth Did Not Devour Him (pp. 83 -120–“The Lost Year” to “The teacher was suprised. . .”)
TH Feb 21 Tomas Rivera, And the Earth Did Not Devour Him (120-end)

Week 5

T Feb 25 Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street (3-38, “House on Mango Street” to “And Some More”) Response Paper 1
TH Feb 27 Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street (39 – 75  “Family of Little Feet” to “Four Skinny Trees”)

Week 6

T Mar 4 Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street (76 – end, “No Speak English” to “Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes”)
TH Mar 6 Justin Torres, We the Animals (1-38)

Week 7

T Mar 11 Justin Torres, We, the Animals (39-83)
 
TH Mar 13 Justin Torres We, the Animals (83-end)

CHILDREN’S AND YA LATINX LITERATURE AND FILM

Week 8

T Mar 18 Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper (1-94)
Response Paper 2
TH Mar 20 Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper (95-176

Week 9

T Mar 25 Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper (177-297)
TH Mar 27 Zoraida Córdova, Labyrinth Lost (1-97)

Week 10

T Apr 2 Zoraida Córdova, Labyrinth Lost (101-264)

 

TH Apr 4 Zoraida Córdova, Labryinth Lost (269-end)

 

 

LATINX CHILDHOOD AND MIGRATION

Week 11

T Apr 9 Midterm Exam
TH Apr 11 Duncan Tonatiuh, Undocumented

Week 12:

T Apr 16 Coco (view before class)

Aisha Harris, “Coco and the Portrayal of Latinos in Animation”

TH Apr 18 Jia Tolentino, ““Coco,” a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment

Felix Contreras, “Alt.Latino’s Deeper Dive Into The New Pixar Film Coco”

Response Paper 3

QUIZ

Week 13

T Apr 23 No Class—Spring Break
TH Apr 25 No Class—Spring Break

IMMIGRATION AND THE CHILD

Week 14

T Apr 30 Cristina Beltran, “’No Papers, No Fear’: DREAM Activism, Social Media, and the Queering of Immigrant Rights” 

You Tube Videos:

QUIZ
TH May 2 John Alba Cutler, “Earning Latinx Innocence” 

William Archila, “Three Minutes with Mingus”

Jonathan Blitzer, “An Immigrant Who Crossed the Border as . Child Retraces His Journey in Poems” 

Six Poems from Javier Zamora’s Unaccompanied

QUIZ

Week 15

T May 7 Valeria Luiselli, Tell Me How It Ends (1-35) Response Paper 4

(Response Paper 4 Cancelled)

TH May 9 Valeria Luiselli, Tell Me How It Ends (36-57) QUIZ

Week 16

T May 14 Valeria Luiselli, Tell Me How It Ends (57-end) Last Class
Th May 18 Response Paper 5
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