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AADS 1118 Haiti and the DR: Haitian and Dominican Literature (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The Island of Hispaniola, the two nations know known as Haiti and the Dominican Republic - has a complex history. This class examines that history through the literature of both countries. Looking at different historic time periods and themes such as dictatorship, migration, race and national identity we will focus on how fiction writers express what it means to be Dominican/Haitian and how the two are constantly in conversation with one another both implicitly and explicitly. We will focus on readings from Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez, and draw from music, politics and current events of both countries.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Regine Michelle Jean-Charles

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17