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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 347 - Culture, History, and Identity: Caribbean Literature and the Politics of Survival

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WINT

This course serves as introduction to Caribbean Literature. Students will examine a wide range of texts that exemplify the beginning and evolution of a literary tradition that is located on a continuum of African Diasporic Literatures. Our discussion will engage the historical, political, and cultural contexts out of which Caribbean Literature has emerged, particularly struggles against colonialism, neocolonialism, sexism, and global capitalism. Some authors discussed are Michelle Cliff, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, and Nalo Hopkinson.

Enrollment Limit: 20
Instructor: M. Gadsby

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature

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