May 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 21031 - Queering Caribbean Literature

Course Credit: 1
Queering Caribbean Literature This class explores the intersection between queer theory and Caribbean literary studies. Though colonial legacies still inform Caribbean gender and sexual norms, how might literature excavate stories about queerness hidden in plain sight? We will read Caribbean short stories, novels, memoirs, and scholarship to discuss how Caribbean writers reclaim non-normative behaviors and identities that contest Euro-American histories and definitions of race, gender, and sexuality. The course is open to first-year students without prerequisites. [AH]