ENG 365: Global Literature in English
TR 10:00 - 11:50 am
Professor Ulrick Casimir
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.