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AMST0438

LatAm Transnational Experience

The Latin American Transnational Experience
In this course we will focus on contemporary Latin American authors writing in the U.S. about transnational identities, bilingualism, migration, and otherness. These authors distinguish themselves from Latino writers, strictly defined by their language choice and by an ironical, playful emotional distance from both their places of origin and the U.S. environment. Through this they question assumptions commonly associated with a perceived Latino identity. Students will produce fiction, one piece of which will be based on service interactions with Mexican immigrants in Vermont. (Senior majors with at least two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP LIT
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN0438 *

Sections

Fall 2011

AMST0438A-F11 Seminar (Gonzalez Zenteno)

Fall 2007

AMST0438A-F07 Seminar (Gonzalez Zenteno)