English 363: Experimental Hispanic Literatures

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Class Notes, 30 Nov. 2011

November 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

LAST SET OF BLOG POSTS

RESPOND to each of your groupmates: find out what post/response from the person they want comments to

5 posts/comments for your groupmates

 

5 posts with media and five-sentence “captions”: could be images, video, music

 

 GROUPS

Jennifer

Aparna

Christopher

Daniel

Vasantie

Mandeep

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Anthony

Romina

Bibi

Caitlin

Rehana

* Extra blog about what was helpful in classmates’ comments

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Robert

John

Casey

Rita

Wilfred

Klarens

_________________

Andrea

Sabrina

Justin

Daria

Vanessa

* Extra blog about what was helpful in classmates’ comments

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 Omaha

Ed Vega Yunque, Nuyorican author

One of the first well-known (mainstream) Nuyorican authors, often performed his poetry (and plays) at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

http://www.nuyorican.org/

 

(You too could perform your poetry if you like, there are amateur nights! You don’t have to be Nuyorican, Latino, or a Spanish speaker.)

 

Maruquita: “princess” of Tainos, Puerto Rican, teenager, chosen to lead her people . . . powerful magician, or witch (bruja)

Omaha: in his 30s, still living like a teenager, chosen by Maruquita to give her a “gringorican” baby.

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Magical projects: “magic” transportation to the island

Shape shifter: magic: monkey, into people, peacock, birds, human to animal, animal to animal, animal to human, human to human . . .

Puerto Rico: Tainos on the island, indigenous ancestry (exterminated by Spaniards, who brought in slaves from Africa afterward to fill the space for labor left open by murdering all the Tainos)

Puerto Rican/Nuyorican

 

Critique on Magical Realism as an Latino/Latin American mode of storytelling/narration; political critiques on the Puerto Rican situation to the dominant U.S. influence

 

LES: Lower East Side “Losiada”

 

Latin America: from S. America, C. America, Caribe, Mexico, sometimes inclusive of U.S.A., but usually, those born in the U.S.A. are referred to as . . .

 

Latino/a: from the USA

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Some Nuyorican Poets/Poems

Pedro Pietri, “Puerto Rican Obituary” (from

 

Willie Pedromo “Nigger-Reecan Blues” (Def Jam Poetry)

 

Miguel Pinero “Lower East Side”

 

and “Seeking the Cause”

 

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