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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

Level III

LITS3304 Post-Structuralisms and Post-Colonialisms Prerequisite: LITS2306 An introduction to several schools of Continental philosophy and critical theory that may be grouped under the rubric ‘Post-Structuralism’ (chosen from Deconstruction, Dialogism, Foucauldian and Deleuzean Thought, Structuralism, Structuralist Marxism, and Structuralist Psychoanalysis) as well as Feminist, Post-colonial and African American thinkers who have engaged with these schools.

LITS3001 Modern Poetry Prerequisite: one of LITS2001, LITS2002, LITS2005, LITS2013 A survey of poetry written during the period 1890 to 1945 by some of the following poets: Hardy, Frost, Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Auden, Hughes, Cullen, McKay.

LITS3003 Contemporary Poetry Prerequisite: one of LITS2001, LITS2002, LITS2005, LITS2013 A survey of poetry written since World War II by some of the following poets: Baraka, Bishop, Brooks, E. E. Cummings, Larkin, Ginsberg, Giovanni, Gunn, Heaney, Ted Hughes, Lorde, Lowell, Plath, Stevens, Rich.

LITS3405 Caribbean Popular Culture II Prerequisite: LITS2403 Building on LITS2403, this course provides a more in-depth assessment of various aspects of Caribbean popular culture. This course will normally pay more attention to leading-edge developments in Caribbean culture and critical discourse.

LITS3101 Modern Prose Fiction Prerequisite: one of LITS2101, LITS2102, LITS2117, LITS2118 An introduction to some of the techniques and concerns of early modern fiction by writers ranging from Kafka to Lawrence.

LITS3102 Contemporary Prose Fiction Prerequisite: one of LITS2101, LITS2102, LITS2117, LITS2118 A modular course in which students examine four movements or sub-genres in modern fiction, such as the psychological novel, modern utopias, the political novel, and the novella.

LITS3301 Issues in Criticism Prerequisite: LITS2306 An exploration of selected topics in critical theory/aesthetics and related philosophical fields such as the audience, authorship, (literary) form, (literary) history, representation, identity, language, etc.

LITS3303 Modern Critical Theory Prerequisite: LITS2306 An introduction to several schools of Continental philosophy and critical theory (chosen from Psychoanalysis, Marxism and Phenomenology) of particular relevance to the Caribbean as well as Feminist, Post-colonial and African American thinkers who have engaged with these schools.

LITS3501 Advanced Seminar in West Indian Literature Prerequisite: One of LITS2502, LITS2514, LITS2516 For students who want to deepen their knowledge of West Indian literature by researching topics of current scholarly interest and developments in related literary theory. The focus varies from year to year, and may involve topics such as ‘West Indian autobiography,’ ‘migration and the West Indian diaspora’ or ‘post-colonial constructions in West Indian literature.’ This course is one of the approved Level III substitutes for HUMN3099 Caribbean Studies.

LITS3502 West Indian Literature: Special Author Seminar Prerequisite: One of LITS2502, LITS2514, LITS2516 For students who want to do intensive research on the work of a single West Indian Writer. This course is one of the approved Level III substitutes for HUMN3099 Caribbean Studies.

LITS3601 African Literature I: the Aesthetics of African Literature An introduction to classics of the African canon, alongside newer, experimental writing. Underlying the course is the question of what we mean by ‘African.’ This course is one of the approved Level III substitutes for HUMN3099 Caribbean Studies.

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