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Teaching Alvarez: “Quiero Mis Quinces”!

barclay_barrios
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MTV’s network Tr3s, celebrating Latino culture, has a show about quinces entitled “Quiero Mis Quinces.” If you’re teaching Julia Alvarez, this might be an interesting site to have students explore, especially placed against MTV’s similar popular show “My Super Sweet 16.” Students can examine the similarities and differences in the sites’ design and content while considering the role of Hispanic culture in the larger American pop culture.
About the Author
Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.