Latinxs in the United States | Newberry

Latinxs in the United States

Friday, March 8, 2019

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Gizella Meneses, Lake Forest College
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will be conduced in Spanish. It will offer an overview of the history of Latinx literature in the United States, including the Nuevo Latinx Boom, and will introduce authors and major cultural, social, and political movements. The Nuevo Latinx Boom is a surge of literary production written in Spanish and published in the United States, particularly in the past two decades. We will explore as well how Latinx writers contextualize, approach, critique, influence, and are influenced by their cultural, social, and political frameworks. Emphasis will be placed on the construction of identity in terms of race, sexuality, gender, language, and class. The course’s primary objective is to provide an overall social and literary understanding and to recognize the cultural contributions of Latinxs in the United States.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.