- Course Number: ENGL 122RC
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May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 122AA-ZZ
- Quarter: Spring 2022
The Caribbean region and its diasporic communities’ are saturated with influences from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The course has four goals: 1) it examines literature written about Carnival experience 2) it identifies key festivals’ relations to ecology, colonialism, slavery, migration and capitalism; 3) it examines race, gender, sex, and class; and finally, 4) it explores popular carnival road march songs as an artifact of local culture and diaspora. Their lyrics are paradoxical indexers of misogyny, racialization, economic hardship, and visions of subaltern elevation. Students will create their own road march to generate questions and ideas rooted in critical thinking. The reading list is designed for high levels of engagement. The class would have a potential “field trip” to Trinidad Carnival as recorded by officials, revelers, and spectators.