• A classroom exercise using PowerPoint to explore possible worlds beyond the text in five important Chicana novels. The essay provides a narrative for how to conduct the exercise during a semester, a selected bibliography of Chicana feminist criticism, and fifteen example PowerPoint sides (image, facts about same, and textual allusion that occasions the slide). There are three sample slides for each author (text): Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984); Cota-Cardenas’s Puppet (1985); Trambley’s Trini (1986); Castillo’s The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986); and Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus (1995).