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.
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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