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. TEXTS: Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I’m Dying (REQUIRED) ; Jamaica Kincaid, My Brother (REQUIRED); Kezia Page: Kezia Page, Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic; Literature. Routledge, 2010 (RECOMMENDED); Samuel Selvon, The Lonely Londoners (RECOMMENED). Method: The course will be taught online, using Wimba Classroom and Blackboard (ELMS course space). Students will have to become familiar with Wimba Classroom and ensure that their computers are ready for Wimba. Both OIT and the class tutor will answer questions about this. There is no stipulated time for class meets but students will have to ensure timely completion of posted assignments. Mandatory: Each student must meet with the tutor (online office hours) on at least one occasion. These meetings will be set up via email or other online conversation.

This is an online course.


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