ENGL362 - Caribbean Literature in English
Syllabus:
Section(s):

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.

Prerequisites: 

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