Comparative Literature | The Caribbean: Literature and Theory
C364 | 27302 | Prof. Vivian Halloran
Department of Comparative Literature, Fall 2008
This course is an introduction to the study of Caribbean literature
and theory. Readings come from the Anglophone, Hispanophone,
Francophone and Dutch-speaking islands. This semester, we will focus
on how the islands of the Caribbean regard their own place in History,
as well as portray their own individual histories through drama,
novels, travel accounts, biographies, film and theory from the area.
Among the writers we will feature are V. S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips,
Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat, Derek Walcott, Andrea Levy, Édouard
Glissant, Julia Alvarez and Rosario Ferré.