Course Reading Lists:

Bad Feelings, Fall 2017

Primary Reading List:

Film. Dir. Samuel Beckett. Milstone Film, 1964.

Gonzalez Peña, Veronica. The Sad Passions. New York: Semiotext(e), 2013.

It Follows. Dir. David Robert Mitchell. RADiUS-TWC, 2014.

July, Miranda. No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories. New York: Scribner, 2008.

Larsen, Nella. Quicksand. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.

Manufactured Landscapes: Edward Burtysky. Dir. Jennifer Baichwal. Zeitgeist Films, 2007.

Pink Flamingos. Dir. John Waters. Paramount, 1972.

Perfect Sense. Dir. David MacKenzie. IFC Films, 2014.

Secondary Reading List:

Ahmed, Sara. "Introduction: Feel Your Way." The Cultural Politics of Emotion.

Brecht, Bertolt, "On Chinese Acting."

Cederström, Carl & Peter Fleming. Dead Man Working. Washington D.C.: Zero Books, 2012.

Freud, Sigmund, "The Uncanny."

Gould, Deborah, "Political Despair."

Muñoz, José, "Feeling Brown, Feeling Down." 

Ngai, Sianne, "Irritation." Ugly Feelings.

Introduction to American Studies, Spring 2017.

Primary Reading List:

Beecher-Stowe, Harriet. Uncle Tom's Cabin. (selections).

Full Metal Jacket. Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1979. 

Sayonara. Dir. Joshua Logan, Warner Bros. Studios, 1957

Tobar, Héctor. The Tattooed Soldier. New York: Picador Press, 2014.

Secondary Reading List:

Artz, Lee & Bren Ortega Murphy. Cultural Hegemony in the United States. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2000.

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014.

Ford, Tanisha C. "Harlem’s 'Natural Soul': Selling Black Beauty to the Diaspora in the Early 1960s." Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Politics of Global Soul

Harris, Cheryl. “Whiteness as Property"

Kasson, John F. Amusing the Million: Coney Island and the Turn of the Century. New York: Hill and Wang, 1978.

Rubin, Gayle. “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality”

Latinx Popular Culture, Fall 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.

Primary Reading List:

Beyond the Screams / Mas Alla Que Los Gritos. Dir. Martin Sorrondeguy. Self-released, 1991.

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography. Dir. Stacy Peralta. The Film Sales Company. 2012

Papo y Yo. Minority Media Inc. 2012. Videogame.

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio that Changed Lives. Dir. Bobbito Garcia.  2015

Selena. Dir. Gregory Nava. Warner Bros., 1997.

Secondary Reading List:

Beltrán, Mary C., Ed. Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom. Chicago: U of Illinois Press, 2009.

Casillas, Dolores Inés. "Mixed Signals: Developing Bilingual Chicano Radio, 1960s-80s" 

Habell-Pallán, Michelle and Mary Romero, Eds. Latino/a Popular Culture. New York: New York U Press, 2002.

Molina Guzmán, Isabel & Angharad N. Valdiva "Brain, Brow, and Booty: Latina Iconicity in U.S. Popular Culture" 

Muñoz, José. "Pedro Zamora's Real World Counterpublicity"

Ramírez Berg, Charles. "A Crash Course in Hollywood's Latino Imagery" Latino Images in Film : Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance.

Ester Trujillo & Gustavo Lopez "'How to be a Cholo:' Reinventing a Chicano Archetype on Youtube."

Undocumented America, Spring 2017.

Primary Reading List:

Chak, Tings. Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention. The Architecture Observer, 2014.

Herrera, Yuri. Signs Preceding the End of the World. Trans. Lisa Dillman. New York: And Other Stories, 2015.

Orner, Peter ed. Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives. San Francisco: McSweeney's. 2008.

Reyes, Yosimar & Juan Salgado "Legalities of Being" (2012) 

Sleep Dealer (Dir. Alex Rivera, 2008)

This America Life "Prologue: Breaking the ICE"

Who is Dayani Cristal? (Dir. Marc Silver, 2013)

Secondary Reading List:

Beltrán, Cristina. "'No Papers, No Fear': DREAM Activism, New Social Media, and the Queering of Immigrant Rights."  

Coutin, Susan Bibler. "Illegality and Spaces of Non-existence." Legalizing Moves: Salvadoran Immigrants' Struggle for U.S. Residency.

Gonzalez, Alfonso. "The 2006 Mega-Marches in Greater Los Angeles." Reform Without Justice: Latino Migrant Politics and the Homeland Security State.

Martínez, Oscar. The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos On The Migrant Trail

Ngai, Mae M. “Illegal Aliens: A Problem of Law and History.” 
---. "Braceros, 'Wetbacks,' and the National Boundaries of Class."

Schmidt Camacho, Alicia. “Migrant Melancholia: Emergent Narratives of the Border Crossing” Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.

Elana Zilberg "Introduction: Neoliberal Securityscapes" and "Criminal Deportee: Transnational Space" in Spaces of Detention: The Making of the Transnational Gang Crisis 

©2017 By Eric Vázquez