ENGL448A - Literature by Women of Color: Caribbean Women Writers
Syllabus:
Section(s):

Caribbean women’s writing and what it reveals about perceptions of Haitians in the Caribbean. Among writers and critics to be studied are Edwidge Danticat, Simone Schwarz Bart, Maryse Conde and Odile Ferly.

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre.

Maryse Conde, Crossing the Mangrove. Anchor Books, 1995 (ISBN9780385476331)

Edwidge Danticat, “Seeing Things Simply” (short story)

Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea.

Francoise Kourilsky, Plays by Women: An International Anthology. UBU Rep. Theatre, 1996

Phillippe Zacair, Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean. University Press of Florida, 2010

Odile Ferly, “The Mirror that we don’t want: Literary Confrontations between Haitians and Guadeloupeans” in Philippe Zaicair ed., Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean. University Press of Florida, 2010.

Also offered as WMST448A.

Prerequisites: 

Two English courses in literature or permission of department.