Required Texts and Materials


Giles/Middleton, Studying Culture: A Practical Introduction should be purchased from Illini Union Bookstore or other booksellers. All other readings will be available on Compass , distributed in class, or accessible through hyperlinks in the syllabus.  


You will be responsible for viewing También la lluvia, La casa de Bernarda Alba, and any other assigned films/videos on your own before the date designated on the syllabus.

        Recommended Texts


        •Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies. Stephen Hart and Richard Young (eds.) London: Arnold, 2003.


        •Contemporary Spanish Cultural Studies. Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas. London: Hodder Arnold, 2000.


        •Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. Stuart Hall (ed.) London: Thousand Oaks, 1997.


        •Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice. Chris Barker. London: Thousand Oaks, 2003


        •Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: a reader. John Storey (ed.). New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994.


        •Teaching Culture: Perspectives in Practice. Patrick Moran. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2001.


        •Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide. J. Macgregor Wise. Blackwell: Oxford, 2008.


        •Cultural Attractions / Cultural Distractions: Critical Literacy in Contemporary Contexts. Prentice Hall: New Jersey, 2000.


        Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity. Néstor García Canclini. Trans. Christopher L. Chiappari and Silvia L. López. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1995.


        Cultural Agency in the Americas. Doris Sommer (ed.) Durham: Duke UP, 2006.