This course is an introduction to contemporary US Latino/a literature with a focus on Cuban-Americans, Dominican-Americans, Mexican-Americans/Chicanos, and Puerto Ricans. We will study representative works of various genres (narrative, drama, poetry, and film) within their cultural context. Our exploration of US Latino/a production seeks to reflect on the plurality and diversity of (self-) representation and the various ways in which Latin@ authors and artists imagine and construct their identities and communities in the United States. In addition to acquainting students with significant works of US Latino/a literature, the course seeks to strengthen reading ability and sharpening writing and critical skills. Class discussions and writing assignments are in Spanish.