Overview of U.S. Latinx literature from a historical perspective with an emphasis both on literary and cultural issues. Topics include the construction of identity, bilingualism, migration, exile and the relationship between writers and their communities. Readings in Spanish and English from a variety of literary and artistic genres, such as fiction, poetry, theater, autobiography and music. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.