Problematizing what we mean by “feminism,” this course complicates and extends ideas of who or what is the modern Latinx woman. From art, Latin Trap, literature, and film this is a course that brings together different versions of “feminism” through a queer Latinx lens. In this course we will intimately engage and extend the categories of body, race, gender, and sexuality through varying representations, narratives, and preconceived notions about the power of the Latinx femme in literary and artistic production in our contemporary present. We still study works by Gloria Anzaldúa, Becky G, Cardi B, Angie Cruz, Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, including episodes and scenes from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Vida, Pose, among others. Our goal is to acquire familiarity with the main aesthetic, cultural, and political discourses of queerness and feminism in the formation of Latinidades in the Americas.
SPAN/LLS 246 - FALL 2022