ENG365 202201 Undergraduate

Term: 
Fall 2022
Course: 
ENG 365
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Course Description: 

Examination of non-U.S. and non-British authors writing in English in relation to the historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of their native countries.

Sections: 
Title: 
Global Literatures in English
Instructors: 

Ulrick Casimir

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Department Section Description: 

This course is an introduction to the modern Anglophone Caribbean novel.  Primary reading consists of novels and a few short stories, with publication dates ranging from the 1890s to the late 20th/early 21st century.  Although the places of origin for the selected works represent only a small number of the Caribbean’s English-speaking islands, those featured—Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad, for instance—are responsible for a significant number of the region’s best-known Anglophone novels. Students will learn about how literature from the Caribbean has been shaped by historical and cultural contexts, such as colonialism, slavery, and decolonization. The course will look at the intersection of cultural forms--literary, musical, and religious, for example--to consider how writing from the Caribbean has grown and shifted over the last hundred and fifty years.

Fulfills: 

IC

Multicultural, International Cultures (IC) courses study world cultures in critical perspective.  They either treat an international culture in view of the issues raised in AC and IP courses (i.e., race and ethnicity, pluralism and mono-culturalism, prejudice and tolerance) or they analyze worldviews that differ substantially from those that prevail in the present-day United States.

GP

Global Perspectives courses study world cultures in critical perspective, or analyze worldviews that differ substantially from those that prevail in the present-day United States.

C-Literature 1789-Present

Literature, 1789 to the present courses focus on literary work produced over more than two centuries -- from the period of British romanticism and the early republic of the United States up to now -- in order to foster familiarity with key works in British and American literary history.  Literary history illustrates how literary works reflect, address, and resist the social and political environments in which they are produced as well as other works that have preceded them.

G-Empire/Race/Ethnicity

Empire, Race, and/or Ethnicity courses focus on ways that race matters in literature, media, and culture.  Recent courses have examined such matters as native American literature and film; nineteenth-century writings by slavers and enslaved people in the U.S. and British colonies; fiction and filmmaking in post-apartheid South Africa; Latinx science fiction and environmental justice, and the novels of Toni Morrison.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.