Examines the experience and dilemmas of Cubans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and other established and immigrant US Hispanic/Latino groups by studying recent writers and filmmakers. Topics include: marginality, transculturation, and acculturation in works such as Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, Gloria Anzaldua's Borderlands, Sandra Cisneros' Woman Hollering Creek, Jesus Colon's A Puerto Rican in New York, Oscar Hijuelos' The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, and Richard Rodriguez's Hunger of Memory. Includes TV series "I Love Lucy" and the film Mambo Kings. Taught in English.