CCAS 117

Chicana/Chicano Images in Mexican Film and Literature

Description: (Formerly numbered Chicana and Chicano Studies 117.) Lecture, four hours. Preparation: adequate understanding of Spanish-language films without English subtitles. Throughout its rich history, spanning more than 100 years, Mexican cinema has produced great variety of films that deal with Chicana/Chicano experience. Like its U.S. counterpart, Mexican cinematic discourse portrayal of Chicanas/Chicanos has been plagued by use of stereotypes that limit visual representation of Chicanas/Chicanos. Exploration of causes and effects for such obtuse cinematic representation. P/NP or letter grading.

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