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Michelle Habell-Pallan
GWSS 451
Seattle Campus

Latina Cultural Production

Explores the expressive culture of Chicana/Mexican American/Latina women in the United States. Cultural and artistic practices in home and in literary, music, film, spoken word, performing and visual arts. Focuses on how Chicana/Latina writers and artists re-envision traditional iconography.

Class description

Watch films, read poetry, and listen to music in this fascinating and fun upper-division course! We will study cultural and artistic practices in home and in literary, music, film, spoken word, performing and digital/visual art. Class will focus on the way Chicana/Latina writers and artists re-envision traditional iconography through a transnational lens. Course focuses on the intersection of the body, sexuality, and spirituality. Discussions will examine how issues of gendered and racialized identities are constructed and de-constructed through Chicana and Latina artistic production. Assignments include small, entry-level digital projects. No prior experience in using digital or social media needed. You will learn how to use online tools in class.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michelle Habell-Pallan
Date: 02/15/2014