College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 16, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

BLST 045. Remapping Caribbean Spaces


In Faulkner, Mississippi (2000), Caribbean philosopher, novelist, playwright, and literary critic Edouard Glissant exclaims, “The configuration of the Plantation was the same everywhere, from northeastern Brazil to the Caribbean, to the southern United States”. We will remap the geographical and cultural boundaries of the circum-Caribbean to include the U.S. Gulf and Coastal South through literature, visual art, film, and performance. What are the sociohistorical links between these two regions regarding cultural production? In order to respond to this guiding question, we will examine selected texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Jesmyn Ward, Edwidge Danticat, Erna Brodber, Marta Moreno Vega, Kara Walker, Edouard Duval-Carrié, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
1 credit.
Spring 2024. Smith.
Catalog chapter: Black Studies
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/black-studies-program


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