Fall 2022

Comparative Borderlands

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.

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or consent of the instructor. Fall Semester: Professor Coráñez Bolton.

How to handle overenrollment: null

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: TBD

SPAN 342 - LEC

Section 01
M 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM CHAP 119
W 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM CHAP 119


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, Fall 2022