ENGL749G - Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature: Caribbean and Post-Colonial Literature

The focus of this course will be on a study of Caribbean literature, engaging with notions of a journey “From the Plantation to the Post-Colonial”, as explored by Raphael Dalleo in his 2011 publication, Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial.  Drawing on Dalleo’s use of a comparative methodology, we will study works from the various linguistic areas that comprise the Caribbean, Similarly engaging with Alison Donnell’s work on twentieth century Caribbean literature, we will consider issues of gender in Caribbean writing.  On this course, as we interrogate notions of the post-colonial as they relate to Caribbean literature, Jacques Roumain will meet Martin Carter, Jamaica’s theatre collective Sistren will meet Cuba’s Miguel Barnet, Erna Brodber and Nalo Hopkinson will be in conversation.