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Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, by G. Anzaldúa
Transcript of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, by G. Anzaldúa
The New Mestiza
"Chicana tejana feminist-dyke-patlache poet, fiction writer, and cultural theorist"
Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Río Grande Valley, TX
B.A. in English, Art & Secondary Ed.
Pan American U, TX
M.A. in English & Ed.
U of Texas at Austin
Died of diabetes
Santa Cruz, CA
Ph.D. in Literature
UC-Santa Cruz, CA
Special Ed. teacher
High school teacher
Ed. administrator, IN
Involved in farm worker act.
Lecturer at ≠ U
Partakes in writers' circles
"her defining work"
Ph.D. in U of Texas-Austin
Prolific writer's life
"The new mestiza copes by developing
a tolerance for contradictions, a tolerance
for ambiguity ... She learns to juggle cultures.
She has a plural personality ... Not only does
she sustain contradictions, she turns
ambivalence into something else."
7 essay chapters on...
I History of the Borderlands
II Anzaldúa's own (her)tory
VI Becoming a writer
VII Mestiza consciousness
40 poems in 6 sections...
To live in the borderlands means you...
are neither hispana india negra española
ni gabacha, eres mestiza, mulata, half-breed
caught in the crossfire between camps
while carrying all five races on your back
not knowing which side to turn, run from;
To survive in the borderlands
you must live sin fronteras
be a crossroads.
"more and more people today
become border people"
Copyright (c) 2013 by Antia G. Ben. This work is made available under the Creative Commons Atribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Spanglish (mix of 6+2)
Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, 3rd ed. (San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute, 2007).
1. Annlouise Keating, "Writing, Politics, and las Leasberadas: Platicando con Gloria Anzaldúa," in Chicana Leadership: The Frontiers Reader, ed. by Yolanda Flores Niemann, Susan Armitage, Patricia Hart & Karen Weathermon (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2002), p. 120.
3. Anzaldúa, Editor's Note.
4. Anzaldúa, p. 101.
5. Anzaldúa, p. 233.