Latinxs in the United States

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.