RLSP 227
Afro-Caribbean Literature: Race, Gender and Identity Spring 2018 Division I; Writing-Intensive;
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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: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3459
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 Preference: none
Distributions: Division I; Writing-Intensive;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under RLSP or COMP; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR or LATS

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