Reimagining the Caribbean: Conversations among the Creole, English, French, and Spanish Caribbean

Reimagining the Caribbean: Conversations among the Creole, English, French, and Spanish Caribbean

by Valérie Orlando
     
 

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This volume brings together scholars working in different languages—Creole, French, English, Spanish—and modes of cultural production—literature, art, film, music—to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom. Essays focus on discussing how best to cross languages,…  See more details below

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This volume brings together scholars working in different languages—Creole, French, English, Spanish—and modes of cultural production—literature, art, film, music—to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom. Essays focus on discussing how best to cross languages, histories, and modes of discourse. Instead of relying on available paradigms that depend on Western ways of thinking, the essays recommend methods to develop a pan-Caribbean perspective in relation to notions of the self, uses of language, gender hierarchies, and ideas of nationhood. Contributors represent various disciplines, work in one of the several languages of the Caribbean, and offer essays that reflect different cadres of expertise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739194201
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Valérie K. Orlando is professor of French and Francophone literatures in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Maryland.

Sandra Messinger Cypess is professor of Latin American literatures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland.

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