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127. Teaching Chicana/o Literature in a Latina/o Context

Thursday, 3 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Independence East, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on Chicana and Chicano Literature

Presiding: Yolanda Padilla, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Speakers: María Cotera, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Olga Herrera, Univ. of Saint Thomas; Lorraine Lopez, Vanderbilt Univ.; Ricardo L. Ortiz, Georgetown Univ.

Session Description:

This roundtable focuses on the teaching of Chicana/o literature and culture together with the traditions of other groups (e.g., Cuban or Mexican) under the rubric of “Latina/o literature.” Panelists will consider the use of thematic approaches inclusive of different groups versus ethnically defined approaches, as well as how expanding notions of Latina/o complicate or enhance teaching objectives.


  • Teaching – Literature

  • American Literature – General

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