Description: Lecture, three hours. Examination of production of Latina/Latino identity and its limitations as it emerges within contemporary literature, music, film, and performance art. Engagement with texts that posit queer analytical approach to study how Latinidad is informed by modes of desire and identification that fall out of dominant notions of Latino in popular culture. Critical engagement of limits of knowledge production around Latina/Latino identity to develop new analytics that abide by question of Latinidad rather than posit answer or solution to its political consequences in contemporary U.S. culture. Study draws upon feminist and queer artists such as Ana Mendieta, Nao Bustamante, Asco, Carmelita Tropicana, Gloria Anzadúa, Felix-Gonzales Torres, Gil Cuadros, and Gregg Araki. P/NP or letter grading.
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