Graduate School Meditations

Jane the Virgin: TA Reflections

Being a Teaching Assistant (TA) for "Jane the Virgin: Latinx Readers and the (Latin) American Literature," a 300 person course that examined Latin American literature and popular culture through the lens of a popular dramedy, was a fun experience.  The CW series Jane the Virgin centers on a young writer who triumphs despite becoming accidentally artificially… Continue reading Jane the Virgin: TA Reflections

Graduate School Meditations

Latina/o/x Expressions in (U.S.) American Literature: TA Reflections

This course surveyed the work of living Latina/o/x writers primarily in the U.S.  We read memoirs, novels, graphic memoirs, poems, watched films, listened to music, and engaged a diverse set of texts by authors such as Daisy Hernández, Gloria Anzaldúa, Junot Díaz, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Alberto Ledesma.  As a Teaching Assistant in this course,… Continue reading Latina/o/x Expressions in (U.S.) American Literature: TA Reflections