Caribbean Writers in the U.S. Diaspora|
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)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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.
|Instructor(s): Karamcheti,Indira Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: PAC125; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 4||FR: 4|
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