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Salem, Oregon 97301
This course examines instances of countercultural expression in post-War Latin@ literature, performance, and popular media. Counterculture in this context refers to a variable set of subject positions and aesthetic forms that include feminist and queer art and criticism, political movements, punk, the avant-garde, sexual cultures, the paraliterary (such as comic books, zines, and speculative fiction) and DIY (do-it-yourself) culture and publishing. Written and archival work for this course will contribute to a class blog housed at the Latin@ Countercultures Digital Research Project website (latincountercultures.com). Texts will include novels, plays, poems, graphic novels, scholarly monographs, art, film and performance footage. We will draw insights from the fields of queer studies, performance studies, and literary theory and history.