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.

Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I’m Dying

Jamaica Kincaid, My Brother

Kezia Page: Kezia Page, Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literature. Routledge, 2010

Samuel Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre


Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of department.