1st Edition

Latino/a Literature in the Classroom
Twenty-first-century approaches to teaching





ISBN 9780415724210
Published June 23, 2015 by Routledge
380 Pages

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Book Description

In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial, comic book, children and young adult literature, film, performance art, and multi-media digital texts, among others. The essays provide conceptual vocabularies and tools to help teachers design courses that pay attention to:

  • Issues of form across a range of storytelling media
  • Issues of content such as theme and character
  • Issues of historical periods, linguistic communities, and regions
  • Issues of institutional classroom settings

The volume innovatively adds to and complicates the broader humanities curriculum by offering new possibilities for pedagogical practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Are We Teaching When Teaching Latino/a Literature? Frederick Luis Aldama  Part 1. Teaching Foundational Moments  Chapter 1. Recovered and Recovery Texts of the Nineteenth Century, Jesse Alemán  Chapter 2. Modernism, Modernity and U.S. Latino/a Literature, Sheila Contreras  Chapter 3. Latino/a Queer Expressions, Richard T. Rodriguez  Chapter 4. Spanglish in the Classroom: A Linguistic Approach to Code-switching in Latino/a Literature, Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar  Chapter 5. Crisscrossed Languages, Heather Alumbaugh  Chapter 6. Transnational Forms, Monica Hanna and Jennifer Hartford Vargas  Chapter 7. Latino Literary Non-fiction, Michael Nieto Garcia  Part 2. Teaching Parts That Make up the Latino/a Whole  Chapter 8. Teaching Mexican American/Chicano Authors, Christopher González  Chapter 9. Teaching the Hispanophone Caribbean, María Acosta Cruz  Chapter 10. Teaching Boricua Literature, Lisa Sánchez González  Chapter 11. Central American U.S. Latinos, Ana Patricia Rodríguez  Part 3. Teaching Poetry, Theatre, and Performance Arts  Chapter 12. Poetry, Urayoán Noel  Chapter 13. Theatre, William Orchard  Chapter 14. Teaching U.S. Latino/a Performance, Marivel T. Danielson  Chapter 15. Performance pedagogy in the Latino literature classroom: Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s La Pocha Nostra, Paloma Martínez-Cruz  Part 4. Other Latino/a Forms and Spaces  Chapter 16. Teaching Comics By and About Latinos, Frederick Luis Aldama  Chapter 17. Crowdsourcing Latino literary study: participatory learning and enhanced e-books, Ellen McCracken  Chapter 18. Young Adult and Children’s Literature, Jackie White  Chapter 19. Teaching Matters of Class and Style with Chica Lit, Tace Hedrick  Chapter 20. Teaching the Suburbs, Randy Ontiveros  Chapter 21. Defamiliarized Bodies: Disability Studies in the Latina/o Literature Classroom, Julie Minich  Part 5. Snapshots: Case Studies in Action  Chapter 22. Teaching Oscar "Zeta" Acosta, Christopher González  Chapter 23. Teaching Gloría Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga, Ellen Gil Gomez  Chapter 24. Teaching Ana Castillo, Magdalena Barrera  Chapter 25. Teaching Ana Castillo Part 2, Nan Tynberg  Chapter 26. Teaching Sandra Cisneros, Brant Torres  Chapter 27. Teaching Denise Chávez and Pat Mora, Ellen Gil Gomez  Chapter 28. Teaching Jimmy Baca, Cruz Medina  Chapter 29. Teaching Junot Díaz, David Colón  Chapter 30. Teaching Cristina García, Elena Foulis  Chapter 31. Teaching Arturo Islas, Frederick Luis Aldama  Chapter 32. Teaching Andrés Montoya, Stephanie Fetta  Chapter 33. Teaching Richard Rodriguez, Juan Velasco  Chapter 34. Teaching María Ruiz de Burton, Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes  Chapter 35. Teaching Luis Valdez and Zoot Suit, Marilyn Patton  Chapter 36. Teaching María Helena Viramontes, Paula Moya  Glossary  Bibliography  Index

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Biography

Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at the Ohio State University, USA, where he is also Director of the Latino Studies Program and founder and director of Latino and Latin American Studies Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER).