COMP 228
Afro-Caribbean Literature: Race, Gender and Identity Spring 2018
Division I Writing Skills
Cross-listed RLSP 227 / COMP 228 / AFR 247
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The course will focus on the representation of the trauma of slavery and abolitionist narratives in the 19th-century Caribbean. We will study the concept of transculturation and the processes and practices of negotiation and cultural resistance of Afro-descendants throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition, we will focus on conflicts derived from race, gender and identity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, closely related to emigration and globalization phenomena.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3884
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active class participation, three 20- to 25-minute oral presentations, short written assignments, and one 8-page final paper
Prerequisites: RLSP 105 or 200, or permission of the instructor, or results of the Williams College Placement Exam in Spanish
Enrollment Preferences: none
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under RLSP or COMP; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR or LATS
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
RLSP 227 Division I COMP 228 Division I AFR 247 Division II
Attributes: LATS Countries of Origin + Transnationalism Elect

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