All Ah We: Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Drama & Performance|
AFAM 233, THEA 233, CHUM 233|
What are the dramatic utterances of Afro-Caribbean artists? How do Afro-Caribbean playwrights and other narrative-based performance artists present "Caribbean" and/or "West Indian" subjectivities in ways that are shared, yet critically different? In what ways are Afro-Caribbean dramas and performance pieces repositories for the practical, the theoretical, the sociological, the political, the imagined, and the lost? In answering these questions and more, we examine these textual and embodied expressions from the complicated crossroads of class, creolization, diaspora, ethnicity, folklore, gender, history, indentured servitude, isolation, language, race, religion, and slavery. At all times, this course revels in the polyphony that is Afro-Caribbean drama and performance.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(CBST-MN)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kwame Kwei Armah, ELMINA¿S KITCHEN (Grenada, UK); Nilo Cruz, TWO SISTERS AND A PIANO (Cuba); Maria Irene Fornes, LETTERS FROM CUBA (Cuba); debbie tucker green, BORN BAD (Jamaica, UK); debbie tucker green, TRADE (Jamaica, UK); Quiara Alegría Hudes, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL (Puerto Rico, US); Mustapha Matura, WELCOME HOME JACKO (Trinidad, UK); Lynn Nottage, INTIMATE APPAREL (US); Winsome Pinnock, LEAVE TAKING (Jamaica, UK); Sistren Theatre Collective, QPH (Jamaica)"
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two analytical papers, one group presentation project, intermittent mandatory discussion posts, and one final essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Contributes to fulfillment of ENGL major requirements:
Class of 22: Literatures of Difference, Race and Ethnicity and Theory and Literary Forms concentrations, elective.
Class of 23 and beyond: Lit Hist. 3, World Lit., elective.
|Instructor(s): McMahon,Rashida Z. Shaw Times: ...W.F. 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: CFH106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 2||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 4||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|