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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LLS                                     Course Number: 362                                    
Course Title: Entangled Tongues: Bilingualism in U.S. Latino/A Literature
Subject: Latin American and Latina/O Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will examine the ways in which U.S. Latino/a writers use bilingualism or Spanglish to render, via fiction, Latino/a experiences. In combining two languages, U.S. Latino/a writers capture the rhythms of daily vernacular, and draw attention to an irresolvable split in identity. Spanglish, then, represents a thriving language practice that forms the basis for U.S. Latino/a expressive life. In this course, students will closely read U.S. Latino/a texts particularly preoccupied with bilingual expression. Students will also read critical essays on language, aesthetics, and poetics.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
Start Date:    11/30/2012                         End Date: