All Ah We: Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Drama & Performance|
AFAM 233, THEA 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-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Playwrights may include:
Kwame Kwei Armah (Grenada, UK), Ina Cesaire (Martinique), Nilo Cruz (Cuba), Maria Irene Fornes (Cuba), debbie tucker green (Jamaica, UK), Quiara Alegrķa Hudes (Puerto-Rico, US), C. L. R. James (Trinidad), Mustapha Matura (Trinidad, UK), Winsome Pinnock (Jamaica, UK), Sistren Theatre Collective (Jamaica), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia)
Poets, Storytellers, and Musicians may include: Louise Bennett, Paul Keens-Douglas, Jean Small, Bob Marley, and various calypsonian and dancehall artists
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two analytical papers, one group presentation project, intermittent mandatory discussion posts, and one final research essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference requirements and contributes to the Race & Ethnicity and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
|Instructor(s): McMahon,Rashida Z. Shaw Times: ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: 116MTV102; |
|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|