ENGL448A - Literature by Women of Color; Caribbean Literature by Women

On this course, we will discuss some of the major concerns explored in writing by Caribbean women. We will consider the very notion of the Caribbean and issues involved with reading work in translation; the designation “women of color” and its applicability to the experiences of Caribbean women; and themes suggested by Caribbean feminism and its concerns.  Among writers to be studied are Julia Alvarez, Maryse Condé, Edwidge Danticat, Diana McCaulay, Shani Mootoo, and Jean Rhys.