ASRC 1861

ASRC 1861

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

What comes to mind when you think of the Caribbean and its people? Do you envision a place and collective beyond the often exoticized, "underdeveloped," resource-rich, island territories rendered in the global imagination? This seminar will examine Caribbean literature that explores and inverts the "tourist gaze," the pervasive remnants of its colonial encounter, the complex power relations inherent in "sexing" the Caribbean and shaping gender, economic, and racial inequities when national and metaphorical boundaries are crossed, and the joy and resilience inherent in Caribbean living. With an interdisciplinary focus on strengthening students' writing competences, this course will concentrate on written assignments that derive from visual media and literature such as Edwidge Danticat's Krik? Krak!, Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place and "Girl," and the documentary film "Life + Debt."

When Offered Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18715 ASRC 1861   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 331
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Adams, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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