Comparative Literature | Women in World Literature
C340 | 14890 | A. Perez

3 cr
Meets MW 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Fulfills CS and A&H Distribution Credit

This 300-level course explores various forms of resistance in
fiction by Caribbean women writers. We will attend to how these
writers use storytelling and the re-telling of established
narratives to address issues of history, dominance, color, class,
and gender. Of particular interest to us will be how these writers'
stylistic choices are linked to resistance. Course texts will
include novels by writers from the English, Spanish, and Francophone
traditions such as No Telephone to Heaven by Michelle Cliff
(Jamaica), The Pagoda by Patricia Powell (Jamaica), Prospero's
Daughter by Elizabeth Nunez (Trinidad), The Farming of Bones by
Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferre
(Puerto Rico), In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
(Dominican Republic), and Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada by Zoe
Valdes (Cuba). Course grading will be based primarily on weekly
response papers, engaged participation in a variety of discussion
formats, and a final paper of 5-7 pages