Calendar

Week 1: Course Overview and Expectations

8/26 Synchronous Zoom Session + asynchronous syllabus survey

Introduction. Perceptions.

Poem:

Esteves, Sandra María. “It is Raining Today.” Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings- An Anthology. Roberto Santiago, Editor. One World, 1995.

 

Week 2: Defending Latinx Studies in Times of COVID 19

8/31 Synchronous Zoom Session

Essay:

García Peña, Lorgia. “Non-essential Knowledge: Latinx Studies in Times of COVID 19.” Asterixjournal.com.https://asterixjournal.com/non-essential-latinx-studies-covid-19/

Zoom Presentations:

Angeloni,Michael L

Arias,Adrianna

Armstrong,Alexis G

Avila,Miriam A

9/2 Asynchronous Assignment (Deadline 9/8)

Essay:

García Peña, Lorgia. “Non-essential Knowledge: Latinx Studies in Times of COVID 19.” Asterixjournal.com. May 20, 2020. https://asterixjournal.com/non-essential-latinx-studies-covid-19/

Video Interview:

Johnson, Sophia N. and Frances Negrón-Muntaner. The Feminist Perspective “Episode 1 (Frances Negrón-Muntaner)” YouTube.https://youtu.be/6YJp7V_jADg

 

Week 3: Education and The Movement for Black Lives

9/7 College Closed

9/9 Synchronous Zoom Session

Poem and Essay:

Girmay, Aracelis. “Night for Henry Dumas.” ¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets. Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Editor. Arte Público Press. 2017.

—“From Woe to Wonder.” TheParisReview.org. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/06/22/from-woe-to-wonder/

Zoom Presentations:

Cruz, Esmeralda

DaCosta, Alexander

Ding,Wanchun

 

Week 4: Girlhood, Womanhood, State Violence, and Neglect

9/14 Synchronous Zoom Session

Opinion Piece:

Díaz, Jaquira. “The school-to-prison pipeline is getting worse for black and brown girls.” The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/14/black-brown-girls-school-prison-crime-jaquira-diaz

Zoom Presentations:

Fontao, Jessica

Garcia, Ana

Gibbs, Celinda Fernande

9/16 Asynchronous Assignment (Deadline 9/20)

Short Story:

Rodriguez, Ivelisse. “Holyoke, Mass.: An Ethnography.” Love War Stories. Feminist Press, 2018.

 

Week 5: Non-sovereign Puerto Rico, US Imperialism and Climate Change

9/21 Synchronous Zoom Session

Interview:

Jobson, Ryan Cecil and Yarimar Bonilla. “Public Thinker: Yarimar Bonilla on Decolonizing Decolonization.” Publicbooks.org. https://www.publicbooks.org/public-thinker-yarimar-bonilla-on-decolonizing-decolonization/

Zoom Presentations:

Gomez, Nichole

Grechka, Inna V

9/23 Asynchronous Assignment (Deadline 9/28)

Interview:

Jobson, Ryan Cecil and Yarimar Bonilla. “Public Thinker: Yarimar Bonilla on Decolonizing Decolonization.” Publicbooks.org. https://www.publicbooks.org/public-thinker-yarimar-bonilla-on-decolonizing-decolonization/

Documentary:

Aftershocks of Disaster. Directed by Juan Carlos Dávila and Yarimar Bonilla, 2020

https://vimeo.com/445580347  

 

Week 6: Visibility and Puerto Rican Representation in the U.S.

9/28 No Classes Scheduled

9/29 Synchronous Zoom Session (Classes follow Monday schedule)

Personal Essay:

Del Valle Schorske, Carina. “Dancing Backup: Puerto Ricans in the American Muchedumbre.Longreads.com. April 2019. https://longreads.com/2019/04/03/dancing-backup-puerto-ricans-in-the-american-muchedumbre/

Zoom Presentations:

Hernandez,Karen N

Becerra,Paola Y

9/30 Asynchronous assignment (Deadline 10/4)

Personal Essay:

Del Valle Schorske, Carina. “Dancing Backup: Puerto Ricans in the American Muchedumbre.Longreads.com. April 2019. https://longreads.com/2019/04/03/dancing-backup-puerto-ricans-in-the-american-muchedumbre/

 

Week 7: Translation, Bookmaking, and Poetic Resistance

10/5 Synchronous Zoom Session

Essay:

Noel, Urayoán. “Islote Poetics” Geopoetics in Practice. Routledge, 2019. Pages 212, 213, 218-221

Poems:

Selections from Nicole Cecilia Delgado’s Poems in Translation

Zoom Presentations:

Lopez,Yudelka A

Melerud,Eric

10/7 Asynchronous Assignment (Deadline 10/13)

Selections from Nicole Cecilia Delgado’s Poems in Translation

10/9 Zoom Event (Optional)

Negras: Enslaved Women Rebellion: A Conversation with Writer Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro”

*(Optional) Write a one-page response paper as an extra-credit assignment.*

 

Week 8: Poesía a cántaros

10/12 College Closed

10/14 Synchronous Zoom Session (Classes follow Monday schedule)

Zoom Event:

“Poesía a cántaros:  A Conversation with Poet, Translator, and Book Artist,

Nicole Cecilia Delgado” https://actionbooks.org/2020/07/poesia-en-accion-summer-solstice-noche-de-san-juan-by-nicole-cecilia-delgado-and-translator-urayoan-noel/

https://actionbooks.org/2020/07/poesia-en-accion-translator-micro-interview-series-urayoan-noel/

 

Week 9: Afro-Boricua Feminist Becoming

10/19 Synchronous Zoom Session

Cross-genre Essay:

Figueroa, Yomaira. “Your Lips.” A Journal of Women Studies, Volume 41, Number 1, 2020, pp. 1-11

Zoom Presentations:

Miro, Christine

Ortiz, Kelvin Joel

Pantoja, Melissa

Perez, Kevin A

10/21 Asynchronous Assignment (Deadline 10/25)

Cross-genre Essay:

Figueroa, Yomaira. “Your Lips: Mapping Afro-Boricua Feminist Becomings.” A Journal of Women Studies, Volume 41, Number 1, 2020, pp. 1-11

 

Week 10: Midterm Workshop/Consultation/Submission

10/26 Synchronous Zoom Session

Midterm Workshop: Bring a short excerpt from your midterm

10/28

*Poems or Personal Essay Final Submission Deadline.*

 

Week 11: War, Photography, and Revisitations

11/2 Synchronous Zoom Session along with Professor Ramsey Scott, English Department Brooklyn College, CUNY

Poetry Collection (Selection):

Paredez, Deborah. Year of the Dog. Boa Editions Ltd, 2020.

Zoom Presentations:

Perez-Leon, Alejandro

Gonzalez, Denise

 

11/4 Asynchronous Assignment (Deadline 11/10)

Poetry Collection (Selection):

Paredez, Deborah. Year of the Dog. Boa Editions Ltd, 2020.

 

Week 12: Matriarchy, Family and Survival

11/9 Synchronous Zoom Session

Poetry Collection (Selection):

Salgado, Yesika. Tesoro. Not a Cult, 2018.

Zoom Presentations:

Deng, Zihao

Reyes, Joyce M

Sanchez, Johairy

11/11 Synchronous Zoom Session along with Professor Pamela Sertzen, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

Poetry Collection (Selection):

Salgado, Yesika. Tesoro. Not a Cult, 2018.

Article:

Rodríguez, Ana Patricia. “The Fiction of Solidarity: Transfronterista Feminisms and Anti-Imperialist Struggles in Central American Transnational Narratives.”Feminist Studies, Spring-Summer, 2008, Vol. 34, No. 1/2, The Chicana Studies Issue (Spring-Summer, 2008). (Pages 199-205)

Zoom Presentation:

Lojano, Gisella C

 

Week 13: Migration, Heritage, and the Beauty Industry 

11/16 Synchronous Zoom Session

Poetry Collection (Selection):

Lozada Oliva, Melissa. Peluda. Botton Poetry, 2017.

Zoom Presentations:

Santisteban, Samantha

Tejada, Rosa J

Korini, Mateo

Pina, Andrea P

Ramos, Judah A

Milonovich, Maxim

Guaman, Brandon Fernando

 11/18 Asynchronous Assignment (Deadline 11/22)

Poetry Collection (Selection):

Lozada Oliva, Melissa. Peluda. Botton Poetry, 2017.

 

Week 14: The Importance of Oral Testimonies

11/23 Synchronous Zoom Session

Essay:

Ayers, William and Richard Ayers. “Every Person is a Philosopher/ Every Day is Another Story.” The Power of the Story. Cliff Mayote, Editor. Voice of Witness, 2013.

Interview Workshop

11/25 No class (College follow Friday schedule)

 

Week 15: Learning from Our Interviews

11/30 Synchronous Zoom Session

Interview Debrief

Angeloni to Guaman

12/2 Synchronous Zoom Session

Interview Debrief

Hernandez to Tejada

*Interview Assignment Submission*

 

Week 16: Wrapping Up

12/7 Synchronous Zoom Session

Poems

Acevedo, Elizabeth. “Hair.” YouTubehttps://youtu.be/6rtRmFpc8D8

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Review and Consultations

*Last Day to submit asynchronous assignments”

12/9 Asynchronous Consultations

 

Final

12/14

*Argumentative Essay is due.*