English Course: Major Caribbean Authors

Abstract Caribbean Landscape

The FIU Department of English is offering its Major Caribbean Authors “History, Memory and the Re-Discovery of Caribbean Space (LIT 4192-U01) course this Spring Semester.

This course explores Pan-Caribbean literature through texts that narrate the coming-to-consciousness of protagonists living in spaces disturbed by alienating colonial/neocolonial legacies. The class will focus on Aimé Césaire, Paule Marshall, the television series “¿Qué Pasa, USA?”, Nicolás Guillén, Rosario Ferré, Edwidge Danticat and Ana Menéndez.

This course will be taught remotely by professor Michael Grafals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 PM.

Grafals specializes in Caribbean literature, Latinx literature, postcolonial theory and theories of subjectivity.

Course meets requirements for Late, Elective, and Exile Studies Certificate