Caribbean Writers in the U.S. Diaspora|
Spring 2015 not offered
AFAM 243, ENGL 243, LAST 247|
The Caribbean cloaks a complex history in a Club Med exterior. While white sands and palm trees proclaim it the "antidote to civilization," Caribbean writers undertake to represent a fuller picture of the individual in a world shaped by colonialism, slavery, nationalism, and cultural striving. This course will examine selected literary texts as part of an ongoing dialogue among the region's history, mythology, and aesthetics.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(CBST-MN)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(SAST-MN)
Short stories, novels, and poetry, drawn from, among others, works by Aimé Cesaire, Edwidge Danticat, V.S. Naipaul, Alejo Carpentier, Rosario Ferre, Reinaldo Arenas, Jamaica Kincaid, and Samuel Selvon
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two 5-page essays an in-class midterm, and a take-home final
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
One class presentation.
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirement and contributes to the Race & Ethnicity concentration of the English major.
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