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.  We will discuss the relationship between fiction and politics as explored in the work of writers of the region and its diaspora.  Among writers to be studied are Edwidge Danticat (Haiti),  Curdella Forbes (Jamaica), Leon Damas (Haiti), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia) and Nancy Morej√≥n (Cuba).