Literature and Cultural Identity: Contemporary Caribbean Writing

Module code: EN7139

In this module you'll explore late 20th century fiction by writers from different islands within the Anglophone Caribbean region (Trinidad, Jamaica and Antigua). The archipelago’s traumatic history of colonialism and transatlantic slavery has generated culturally diverse societies, and this is reflected in Caribbean literary writing. Covering novels and short stories, you'll pay attention to formal and linguistic innovations, and look at the various ways in which each writer negotiates multiple cultural traditions – European, African, East Indian – in order to forge a unique and distinctive mode of writing.

Learning

  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 140 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 4,000 words (100%)