Jun 25, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

AFR 283 - Islands, Archipelagoes and Black Women’s Literature


This course surveys Black women’s literature and theory that emanates from and explores islands and archipelagos in North America and the Circum-Caribbean region . As Black women, historically and in the contemporary moment, express political, cultural, and spiritual desires beyond empire, the nation-state and liberal democracy, they make embodied and discursive geographical turns to real and imagined islands and archipelagos. Through an exploration of Black women’s essays, memoirs, novels, and poetry, the course prompts students to consider what possibilities Black women locate in those geographies.

Satisfies Africana Studies major requierement for elective in “Cultural Production and Expression”.
Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing and Rhetoric requirement.