ENGLISH 384 - Caribbean Literature
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Caribbean Women Writers
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 202.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Description

This course introduces students to the literary works of 20th and 21st-century women writers of the Caribbean, focusing on countries including Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad, and diasporic Caribbean communities in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Novels, short stories, and poems are accompanied by essays and films that examine race, feminism, and intersectional theories of gender, ethnicity, class, and sexuality in the contemporary Caribbean.

Course themes include gender roles in plantation slavery and after colonialism, race and citizenship, sexuality, migration, tourism, and environmental issues. We read works by postcolonial Caribbean women writers including Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Nicole Dennis-Benn (Jamaica), Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe), and Ramabai Espinet (Trinidad).

Required Texts:

1. I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé. ISBN 0813927676

2. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat. ISBN 1616953497

3. Small Island by Andrea Levy. ISBN 0312429525

4. Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn. ISBN 1631492942

5. The Swinging Bridge by Ramabai Espinet. ISBN 0006485952

Course Requirements:

Requirements include three short response papers, a scaffolded final research paper, and a group presentation.

Schedule

ENGLISH 384 - Caribbean Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
33330
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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