ENGL362 - Caribbean Literature in English

Political and literary traditions that intersect in the fiction and poetry written in English by Caribbean writers, primarily during the 20th century.

A study of the conversation between Caribbean fiction and poetry at home and abroad (in the diaspora).  An introduction to the Caribbean novel and poetry in its various forms – traditional (as in the Caribbean calypso) and modern.  Among texts to be used are Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I’m Dying, Stewart Brown & Mark McWatt, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse, Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea and Stewart Brown & John Wickham, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories.