An introduction to contemporary LatinX literary production, alongside its heterogeneous voices and creative imaginations. The formation of a Latino/a/X literary canon, its thematic strands, cultural connections, historical and political contexts, theoretical approaches, and circulation in the U.S. world and beyond, exploring the makings of “the culture of prestige”––attending to considerations like what produces cultural capital, the marketplace of prizes, and visibility and artistic achievement. A critical and resourceful overview of the range of nationalities, communities, locations, identifications, and practices. Not open to students who have taken Spanish 336. Taught at Duke in Madrid.