Please note: This course is for students of Grundschulpädagogik only.
The Caribbean region is one of the most diverse spaces on earth, regarding language, ethnicity, ‘race’ and religion. Over the last century, a distinct Caribbean literary tradition has emerged that engages with the rich history as well as contemporary concerns of its place of origin. In this course, we will look at short stories, rewritings of folk tales, and a few picture books that engage with the Caribbean and its diaspora. We will be majorly concerned with concepts of postcolonial and gender theory, and discuss issues around representation, cultural differences and classroom diversity. Through our engagement with these texts, you will receive the basic skills for working with literary texts and taking a critical position towards them.
Please purchase the following texts:
- Reid-Benta, Zalika. Frying Plantain. London: Dialogue Books, 2020 . ISBN: 978-0349701530.
- Cooke, Trish. Tales from the Caribbean. London: Puffin Classics, 2017. ISBN: 978-0141373089.
Further stories and additional material will be made available on Stud.IP.