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Spring 2012-2013
* AAS 312 / ENG 395 (LA)   na, npdf

Migration and Exile in Caribbean Literature and Culture

Dixa Ramírez

This class analyzes Caribbean literature, art, and other cultural products from the late 18th to the current century to trace the cultural/historical significance of Caribbean migrants and exiles. Using this lens, we explore critical moments in Caribbean and global history.

Sample reading list:
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy
Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land
Michelle Cliff, No Telephone to Heaven
Julia Alvarez, In the Name of Salomé
Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory or Create Dangerously: The Immigrant
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading 100-300p. per week (shorter if difficult reading); Two short response papers (each counts as 20% of the final grade).

Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42904 S01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M W   Scheide Caldwell House   103   Enrolled:13 Limit:15