Reimagining The Caribbean: Conversations Among The Creole, English, French, And Spanish Caribbean by Valérie K. OrlandoReimagining The Caribbean: Conversations Among The Creole, English, French, And Spanish Caribbean by Valérie K. Orlando

Reimagining The Caribbean: Conversations Among The Creole, English, French, And Spanish Caribbean

EditorValérie K. Orlando, Sandra CypessContribution byCécile Accilien

Paperback | April 15, 2016

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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.
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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Title:Reimagining The Caribbean: Conversations Among The Creole, English, French, And Spanish CaribbeanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.8 × 6.09 × 0.63 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0739194216

ISBN - 13:9780739194218

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Table of Contents

Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction: "Situating the Caribbean: Texts and Contexts," Valérie Orlando Chapter 1: "Approaching the Caribbean from a Latin American Perspective," Sandra Cypess Chapter 2: "Teaching the Caribbean across Borders: the Web Approach," Véronique MaisierChapter 3: "Islands without Borders: Teaching the Caribbean across Languages and Cultures," Anne François and Cécile Accilien Chapter 4: "Islands without Borders: Analyzing the Caribbean through the Vehicle of Translation Studies," Krista SlagleChapter 5: "Caribbean Drama: A Stage for Cross-Cultural Poetics," Camille StevensChapter 6: "Plantation Portraits: Teaching the Hispanic Caribbean through the Arts," Lizabeth Paravisini-GebertChapter 7: "'A Hispaniola Conspiracy': Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz Performing (in) the Caribbean Public Sphere," Elizabeth Russ Chapter 8: "Defending Freedom and Human Rights: Teaching Toussaint Louverture and Haiti's History," Aude DieudéBibliography of Useful Resources and Texts Glossary of Selected TermsIndex Notes on Contributors

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[The essays] provide thought-provoking, plentiful models and suggestions for teachers and students of the Caribbean.The book offers a Caribbean trans-lingual panorama that explores specific national cultures as well as encompassing the area's inter-relatedness. . . .[the authors] provide an extensive sampling of primary and secondary works from the entire area, going beyond the traditional borders of monolingual countries and their national production. . . .Even more valuable are the models of interdisciplinary approaches that the essays offer for teaching the area's complex web of politics, race, class, gender and national identities.