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ENG223 - Survey of Literatures of the Caribbean


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Course Number




S. Houchins

Course Long Title

Survey of Literatures of the Caribbean

Cross Listed Courses


This course examines the literatures of the African diaspora in the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. Some texts are drawn from Anglophone authors such as Lamming, Anthony, Walcott, Brodber, Danticat, Lovelace, Brathwaite, NourBese (Philip), Hopkinson, and Dionne Brand; others, from Francophone and Hispanophone writers, including Guillen, Carpentier, Condé, Chamoiseau, Depestre, Ferré, Santos-Febres, and Morejón. The course places each work in its historical, political, and anthropological contexts, and introduces students to to a number of critical theories and methodologies with which to analyze the works, including poststructural, Marxist, Pan-African, postcolonial, and feminist. Recommended background: AFR 100 or one 100-level English course.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: R, E, DL)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAF - AFR Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years