Caribbean Literary Theory


This course studies the Caribbean as a site where many key features of modernity were tried or implemented within the context of the expansion of early racial capitalism, colonialism, and slavery. It will focus on a key number of concepts and ideas developed by authors and artists in order to account for their specific colonial and then postcolonial condition and how they came to have a truly global influence later. Topics such as 'transculturation', lo 'real maravilloso', plantation and counter-plantation, transversality, tidalectics, among others, will be discussed, through literary works, as well as works of art and music.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
  • R
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring