Spring 2020

Comparative Borderlands: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Transnational Perspective

Listed in: Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-343  |  Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, as SWAG-343  |  Spanish, as SPAN-342


Sony Coranez Bolton (Section 01)


(Offered as SPAN 342, LLAS 343 and SWAG 343) “Wild tongues can’t be tamed, they can only be cut out,” Chicana feminist theorist Gloria Anzaldúa wrote in the hybrid text Borderlands/La Frontera. She was referring to, what she called, the linguistic imperialism of English in the US Southwest. And yet she also carved out a third space for those subjects at the crossroads of multiple ways of being – the queer and the abject. In this course, we will examine cultural and literary texts that speak to the ways that race, gender, and sexual identity are conditioned by the historical development of geopolitical borders. We will pay particular attention to the US-Mexico Borderlands but we will also examine other places in which “borderlands” of identity exist. Course conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 211, SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Spring Semester. Professor Coráñez Bolton.


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Languages Other Than English


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Fall 2022