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Fall 2021 Final Exam

General Announcements: Travel to Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade! See their website for details. They go every summer and I can put you in touch with people who’ve done the trip Spring 2022 Courses: For those interested, I’ll be teaching Contemporary Urban Writers (ENG 229) in the English Department. There are two sections: an in-person […]

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Week 16: Borderlands

General announcements: None this week Course Announcements: Drop-in hangout Tuesday evening (a.k.a. office hours) from 5-7 PM. Zoom link here or dial +1 929 205 6099 then enter the meet ID: 528 450 5381 Submitted papers will be returned via email when done Remember to keep up with weekly comments on the discussion board here! […]

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Weeks 14-15: Republic of East LA/Borderlands [UPDATE: CLASS CANCELLED]

  General announcements: UPDATE: THURSDAY 12/2 CLASS CANCELLED. Please check back later for updates & next week’s assignment! Jesus Papoleto Melendez’s play The Junkies Stole the Clock will be produced as part of the New York Theater Festival. Details here. The public radio show Latino USA did a segment on the history of the Nuyorican […]

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Week 13: Republic of East LA

Course Announcements: Submitted papers will be returned via email when done Our second (and last) assignment is posted on the Assignments page. Start working on it! Schedule a session with the Lehman College Writing Center for coaching with your paper if needed Remember to keep up with weekly comments on the discussion board here! I’ll […]

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Week 12: Angie Cruz’s Let it Rain Coffee part 2

Get a copy of the final course book: Luis Rodriguez’s The Republic of East LA. As a reminder, required sections of Gloria Anzalduá’s Borderlands/La Frontera will be posted as PDF files. Announcements: Lehman’s pre-graduate advising program offers weekly office hours for the graduate school application process and is having sessions via Zoom. Wednesday November 10 […]

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Week 11: Angie Cruz’s Let it Rain Coffee part 1

First a few housekeeping things before we get to the assignment itself. FINISH AND SUBMIT the first written assignment. It’s posted on the assignments page and due Monday November 1. Use the submissions page to turn it in when done. Lehman College’s ACE Center offers writing tutoring and is operating via Zoom this semester. Details […]

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Week 10: Julia Alvarez’s Yo!, part 2

Hi everyone, Reminder: expect a new post here every week with full details on what to do. Posts will usually go live on Fridays for the next week’s class. First a few housekeeping things before we get to the assignment itself. Keep working on the first written assignment. It’s posted on the assignments page and […]

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Week 9: Julia Alvarez’s Yo!, part 1

Hi everyone, Reminder: expect a new post here every week with full details on what to do. Posts will usually go live on Fridays for the next week’s class. First a few housekeeping things before we get to the assignment itself. The first written assignment is now posted on the assignments page and is due […]

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Week 8: Latinx film: La Mission

Hi everyone, Reminder: expect a new post here every week with full details on what to do. Posts will usually go live on Fridays for the next week’s class. First a few housekeeping things before we get to the assignment itself. Get copies of the required course books. Most are inexpensive and a few can […]

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Week 7: Down These Mean Streets conclusion

Hi everyone, Reminder: expect a new post here every week with full details on what to do. Posts will usually go live on Fridays for the next week’s class. First a few housekeeping things before we get to the assignment itself. You might find it helpful to subscribe to new posts for this site: use […]