Aug 13, 2022  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CMPL 460 - Repeating Islands: Literatures of the Caribbean

FC ARHU WADV
4 credits
Cuban writer Antonio Benítez Rojo held that within the apparent historical, linguistic, and ethnic heterogeneity of the Caribbean, one could identify an “island that repeats itself”, a core experience which, despite being impossible to access, offers a series of indexes or tropes which bridge the Antilles with North and South America, India, Gambia, etcetera. Motivated by Benítez Rojo, this course engages with a series of Caribbean writers not only to offer a survey of the literature of the region, but also as an inquiry into the possibility or impossibility of a label such as “Caribbean literature”. We will read works by Alejo Carpentier, Mayra Santos Febres, Raquel Salas Rivera, Rita Indiana, VS Naipaul, Derek Walcott, Jamaica Kincaid, Edouard Glissant, Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Dionne Brandt, and Aimé Césaire. Taught in English.
Prerequisites & Notes: Two HISP 300-level courses or CMPL 200.
Does this course require off campus field trips? Yes

This course is cross-listed with HISP 460




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