AFAM 243, AMST 247, 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.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
This course will focus on the interpretation of literary texts from the Caribbean, stressing questions of language and aesthetic choices.
The Caribbean region historically mixes cultures and languages. This course will allow an examination of such multicultural diversity.
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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-Race&Ethn)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|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
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two 5-page essays and one 10-15 page research essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
One class presentation
This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference major requirement and contributes to the Race & Ethnicity concentration of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Karamcheti,Indira Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 4||FR: 4|