Caribbean Literature and Music (IIENG-399)
The variety of music in the Caribbean is matched by its vitality. This class will examine Jamaican reggae, Afro-Cuban jazz, Brazilian samba, and Trinidadian Calypso alongside literary expressions of Caribbean identity, history, and culture. We will read and listen for patterns of colonization, migration, and globalization. Caribbean expressive practices synthesize indigenous sources with influences from Africa, Europe, and Asia. These complex social negotiations demand skillful improvisation-a facility that has sustained diverse literary and performance styles, vernacular dialects, and syncretic religious practices throughout the Caribbean and Americas. Prerequisite: ITW 101.
Faculty: Michael J New
Start/End Date: Aug. 25, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014
Instructional Method: Lecture-based Learning