ENGLISH 384 - Caribbean Literature
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Caribbean Women Writers
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 202.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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This Race & Ethnicity 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). 

Course Requirements:

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


ENGLISH 384 - Caribbean Literature
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001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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