From Deviants to Divas: Performance and Storytelling in Latinx Popular Culture


In this course, we will engage with the diverse and unique ways writers and artists perform and tell stories about their Latinidad. With special attention to deviance and divadom, the course materials underscore how Latinx women and LGBTQ persons push the limits of gender and sexuality in our contemporary popular culture. Through narrative, film, music, and performance art, we will ask questions about feminism, race, queerness, family, identity formation, community, and language. Guiding our readings is an inquiry into how writers and artists defy expectations defy expectations of who and what Latinxs could, or should, be.

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-10:20am, 221 Gregory Hall

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