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2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 12025 - LLC: Looking Behind Paradise

Course Credit: 1
LLC: LOOKING BEHIND PARADISE The Caribbean is commonly viewed as a tourist’s paradise, where the sun, ocean, and rum meet under a perfect sky: both a static, exotic, eternal place and a site of temporary escape. But the historical legacies of the region include colonialism, plantation economies, slavery, and forced migration-and more recently, political instability, economic underdevelopment, and neocolonialism. How do Caribbean and other writers make sense of these histories? In this course, we will read works by authors who grapple with and connect the past and present, personal and political, to move beyond “paradise.” NOTE: English 120XX can be taken only once for departmental credit; students may take a second English 120XX for College credit only. [AH]