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ENGL 12027 - LLC: Memory & Gender in Caribbean Lit.

Course Credit: 1
(WGSS)
Memory and Gender in Carribbean Literature Memory is often dictated by the dominant perspectives of history, but is also a site of preserving alternative interpretations of the past’s relationship to the present. As Caribbean history is marked by genocide, rupture, conquest, and migration, writers must find creative methods to reclaim silenced memories. For example, they often produce counter-histories through the body, environment, and dreams. We will investigate how this process is also deeply gendered, as it impacts how Caribbean masculinities, femininities, and queerness are imagined. By reading novels, poetry, essays, and theory, we will examine how language, race, and gender are related to the treatment of memory in decolonizing the Caribbean. NOTE: English 120XX can be taken only once for departmental credit; students may take a second English 120XX for College credit only. [AH]