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WK 1 INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS

W JANUARY 21
INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS

 WK 2 BEYOND BLACK VS BROWN
M JANUARY 26 
"The Blood, Yes, The Blood" (Homegirls) c
Cenen and Barbara Smith

W JANUARY 28 CANCELLED -- SCHEDULE MAKE UP CLASS
"Same Trip, Different Ships" (Black Issues Book Review) w Esdaille, Perez, Alvarez, Diaz
Black Hispanics: The Ties that Bind" (Centro)c Vivian Brady
makeup: fri 1/23? Late mon 1/26?

 WK 3 ORIGINS: THE DIASPORIC SELF

M FEBRUARY 2
"The Negro Digs Up His Past" (Africa Within) w Arthur Schomburg
"Rappin', Writin', and Breakin'" (Centro) c Juan Flores

W FEBRUARY 4
--"Nicolas Guillen" and Guillen selections c 
--"Within the Context of a Nuyorican Element: Sandra Maria Estevez" Louis Rivera

 WK 4 ORIGINS: PIRI THOMAS
M FEBRUARY 9
Down These Mean Streets Piri Thomas b

W FEBRUARY 11
Down These Mean Streets Piri Thomas
wk 4 reflection due Saturday

 WK 5 "SOMETHING LATINO WAS UP WITH US": INVISIBLE LATINIDAD
M FEBRUARY 16
"Something Latino Was up with Us" Spring Redd c
"Who is Black?" Rosa Clemente c
W FEBRUARY 18
"Mama's Girl" and "The Secret Latina" --Veronica Chambers c
wk 5 reflection due Saturday

 WK 6 BLACKNESS AS A QUESTION: ACHY OBEJAS
M FEBRUARY 23
Memory Mambo Achy Obejas b
W FEBRUARY 25
Memory Mambo Achy Obejas

 WK 7 CATCH UP WEEK
M MARCH 1
IN CLASS READING & WRITING DAY, SITE TBA
(library instruction)
W MARCH 3
IN CLASS READING & WRITING DAY, SITE TBA
(reading bios)
 
DUE THURSDAY: author paper proposal


M MARCH 8 - W MARCH 17  SPRING BREAK

WK 8 BLACKNESS AS A PRESUMPTION: JUNOT DIAZ
 
M 22 OF MARCH
"Edison, New Jersey" (Drown) b and "Boyfriend" (Drown) b Junot Diaz
 
W 24 OF MARCH
"The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars" c Junot Diaz
and "How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie" (Drown) b

WK 9 THROWING VOICE: KEENE AND ALVAREZ
M MARCH 29
"My Son, My Heart, My Life" John Keene and selections by Edimilson de Almeida Pereira translated by Keene c
W MARCH 31
--"Black behind the Ears" Julia Alvarez w
--"Lonely Tulip Grower," and "The Maid's Daughter" Julia Alvarez c

WK 10 THE ARTIST AS AN INTELLECTUAL: COCO FUSCO
M APRIL 5
--These Bodies That Were Not Ours Coco Fusco b
 
W APRIL 7
--These Bodies That Were Not Ours Coco Fusco b

WK 11 WRITING THE MUSIC: JUAN FLORES
M APRIL 12
From Bomba to Hip-Hop Juan Flores b
W APRIL 14
From Bomba to Hip-Hop Juan Flores b

WK 12 CATCH UP WEEK
 
M APRIL 19
IN CLASS READING AND WRITING DAY, LOCATION TBA
 
W APRIL 21
IN CLASS READING AND WRITING DAY, LOCATION TBA

WK 13 PRESENTATIONS
 
M APRIL 26
class presentations -- author papers due
 
W APRIL 28
class presentations

WK 14 REFLECTIONS
M MAY 3
LAST DAY: evaluation and reflection

c = coursepack, w = web, b = book, h = handout

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