Contemporary African and Caribbean Theater

Subject code


Course Number




C. Odle

Course Long Title

Contemporary African and Caribbean Theater

Cross Listed Courses


This course explores the dramatic literature and theater history of the African continent and the islands of the Caribbean from the mid-twentieth century to the present. These two areas of the world connected through the African diaspora have brought forth playwrights who were inspired by a mix of traditional African rituals, the Western European theater tradition, colonial histories, and the various social and political upheavals through which many of them have lived. This course presents a critical, historical, and sociological view of these playwrights and the world that created them. Prerequisite(s): one course in Africana, English, or theater.

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: Post-1800), (English: R, E, DL)

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year