Schedule

We will discuss readings on the date they are listed. You are responsible for completing readings before each class meeting to ensure active participation. You are also expected to screen films before class (unless otherwise noted). Class schedule is subject to change throughout the semester; changes will be announced in class and updated on the course blog. It is your responsibility to frequently check the course blog for updates.

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January 22
Introduction to course objectives, expectations, and schedule.
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WHAT IS (LATINO) MASCULINITY?

January 24
1. READ: Clifton Evers, “Masculinity, Masculinities, and/or Masculinity as Style
2. READ: Todd W. Reeser, “Introduction: The Study of Masculinity” from Masculinities in Theory
3. Sign up for presentations!

January 29
1. READ: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “Gosh Boy George, You Must Be Awfully Secure in Your Masculinity!” (PDF) from Constructing Masculinity
2. READ: Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, “Minority Men, Misery, and The marketplace of Ideas” from Constructing Masculinity
3. About the Bloggers (bio) due in course blog

KINSHIP AND MASCULINITY

January 31
1. FILM: John Leguizamo, Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography (view in class)
2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire, “Gonzalez – HoE Colombians” (PDF)
3. PRESENTATION: Carlos A. Restrepo & Emily Van Buren

February 5
1. READ: Islas, Arturo. The Rain God, (p. 1 – 50: 1. Judgment Day)
2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire, “Gonzalez – HoE Mexicans” (PDF)
3. PRESENTATION: Ayaa Elgoharry & Prekiya Kennebrew

February 7
1. READ: Islas, Arturo. The Rain God, (p. 53 – 110: 2. Chile & 3. Compadres and Comadres)
2. READ: Alfredo Mirandé, Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture, “Genesis of Mexican Masculinity” (p. 29 – 42), “Masculinity: Traditional and Emergent Views” (p. 81 – 99)
3. PRESENTATION: Victoria & Romy Garcia
4. PRESENTATION: Patrick Murphy & Iris Foley

February 12
1. READ: Islas, Arturo. The Rain God, (p. 113 – 156)
2. READ: Yolanda Padilla, “Sexuality, Masculinity, and Relations of Power in The Rain God,” (p. 20 – 33)
3. PRESENTATION: Sorlyz Pagan & Lauren Carabetta

February 14
1. READ: Islas, Arturo. The Rain God, (p. 159 – 180)
2. Join Course Wiki and Insert Page with tentative term project topic
3. PRESENTATION: Emily Van Buren & Tori

MASCULINITIES AND RACIALIZED SUBJECTIVITIES

February 19
1. READ: Piri Thomas, Down These Mean Streets, (p. 1 – 91)
2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire, “Gonzalez – HoE Puerto Ricans” (PDF)
3. READ: Derek Stanovsky, “Postcolonial Masculinities
4. PRESENTATION: Joseph Sokola & Melanie Gross

February 21
1. READ: Piri Thomas, Down These Mean Streets, (p. 93 – 128)
2. READ: Rafael L. Ramírez, What It Means To Be A Man: Reflections on Puerto Rican Masculinity, (p. 7 – 42)
3. “The World of Piri Thomas” (optional)
4. PRESENTATION: Ken “Kaydo” Dortche & Jesse Drinks

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5. PRESENTATION: Desiree Wimberly & John Wilkison

February 26
1. READ: Piri Thomas, Down These Means Streets, (p. 155 – 238)
2. READ: Veronica Crichlow,  Transgression and Taboo: Critical Essays, “Crichlow – Running Down These Mean Streets and Sex” (PDF)
3. PRESENTATION:

February 28
1. READ: Piri Thomas, Down These Means Streets, (p. 239 – 337)
2. Term project abstract due (in Course Wiki)
3. PRESENTATION: Romy Garcia & Joseph

TEENAGE MASCULINITIES IN URBAN SETTINGS

March 5
1. FILM: Raising Victor Vargas (view in class)
2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire, “Gonzalez – HoE Dominicans” (PDF)
3. PRESENTATION: Brittany Demers & Lisette Espinal

March 7
1. FILM: Raising Victor Vargas
2. PRESENTATION: Sabryne Vidal & Amber Jones

March 12
1. READ: Junot Diaz, Drown, “Ysrael” (p. 1-19) & “Drown” (p. 87-107)
2. John Riofrio, “Situating Latin American Masculinity: Immigration, Empathy and Emasculation in Junot Díaz’s Drown
3. PRESENTATION: Iris Foley & Patrick Murphy

March 14
1. READ: Junot Diaz, Drown, “No Face” (p. 151-160) & “Negocios” (p. 161-208)
2. PRESENTATION: Ernie & Nelson Nelson Veras & Ernie Abreu
3. MIDTERM SELF-EVALUATION DUE IN CLASS

March 19 & 21 – SPRING BREAK

MASCULINITY AND ILLNESS

March 26
1. READ: Gil Cuadros, City of God, (p. 3 – 52)
2. Susan Sontag, “AIDS and Its Metaphors” (Part 1 & Part 2)
3. PRESENTATION: Desiree Wimberly & John Wilkison

March 28
1. READ: Gil Cuadros, City of God, (p. 53 – 99)
2. Term project outline and bibliography due (in Course Wiki)
3. PRESENTATION: Lauren Carabetta & Sorlyz Pagan

April 2
1. READ: Gil Cuadros, City of God, (p. 103 – 124)
2. Rafael Pérez-Torres, “The Transgressive Body and Sexual Mestizaje” in Mestizaje : Critical Uses of Race in Chicano Culture
3. PRESENTATION: Ayaa Elgoharry & Prekiya (Kiya) Kennebrew

April 4
1. READ: Gil Cuadros, City of God, (p. 125 – 150)
PRESENTATION: Amy Hahm & Melanie Gross
2. READ: Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez, “Politicizing Abjection: Towards the Articulation of a Latino AIDS Queer Identity” from Passing Lines: Sexuality and Immigration
PRESENTATION: Becky Taylor

QUEERING MASCULINITIES

April 9
1. READ: Manuel Muñoz, “Zigzagger” (p. 5 – 19), “The Unimportant Lila Parr” (p. 36 – 46), “Good as Yesterday” (p. 120 – 142) from Zigzagger
2. READ: “Shifting the Site of Queer Enunciation: Manuel Muñoz and the Politics of Form” by Ernesto Javier Martínez in Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader
3. PRESENTATION: Chris Richard & Imaani Cain

April 11
1. READ: Charlie Vásquez, “Yerno” in From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction
2. READ: Charlie Vásquez, “City Of The Dead
3. PRESENTATION: Ken “Kaydo” Dortche & Jesse Drinks

(TRAN)SEXING MASCULINITIES

April 16
1. READ: Mayra Santos Febres, Sirena Selena (p. 1 – 51)
2. Juana Rodríguez, “Translating Queer Caribbean Localities in Sirena Selena vestida de pena.
3. PRESENTATION: Brittany Demers & Amy Hahm

April 18
1. READ: Mayra Santos Febres, Sirena Selena (p. 52 – 107)
2. PRESENTATION: Amber Jones & Sabryne Vidal

April 23
1. READ: Mayra Santos Febres, Sirena Selena (p. 108 – 160)
2. READ: Radost Rangelova, “Nationalism, States of Exception, and Caribbean Identities in Sirena Selena vestida de pena and ‘Loca de la locura’.”
3. PRESENTATION: Skylar Smith & Audrey Allyn

April 25
1. READ: Mayra Santos Febres, Sirena Selena (p. 161 – 214)
2. PRESENTATION: Imaani Cain & Chris Richard

FEMALE MASCULINITIES

April 30
1. FILM: Girlfight (view before class)
2. READ: Judith Halberstam, “An Introduction to Female Masculinity: Masculinity without Men” from Female Masculinity PRESENTATION: Skylar Smith & Audrey Allyn
3. READ: Gregory Rodríguez, “Boxing and Masculinity: The History of (Her)story of Oscar de la Hoya” from Latino/a Popular Culture PRESENTATION: Lissette & Carlos

May 2
1. FILM: Girlfight (discussion) PRESENTATION: Nelson Veras & Ernie Abreu
2. READ: “Representation of the female masculinity in the boxing movie Girlfight
3.TERM PROJECT DUE

FINAL EXAMS WEEK

May 7
1. Term Project Presentations
2. Final Reflections and course conclusions

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