• Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature Syllabus

    Author(s):
    Leah Rosenberg
    Contributor(s):
    Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Donette Francis
    Editor(s):
    Lauren Coats, Gabrielle Dean
    Date:
    2020
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Archive, DPih Syllabus, Open, Student work, Annotation, Global, Digital pedagogy, Composition, Collaboration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/7e3d-nm39
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: In this class, students read early twentieth-century and contemporary Caribbean novels and short stories in tandem with archival materials in the Digital Library of the Caribbean. The course positions the archive both as a means of historical and cultural recovery and as a symptom of colonial power that frustrates the act of recovery. Students create collections of textual annotations, reading guidelines, explanations of historical references, and digitized primary sources on their own home pages and in a class wiki; successful projects may be added to the Digital Library of the Caribbean. But these projects also probe archival distortions and absences. Rather than “reinforc[e] the damaging notion that . . . [some] voices . . . are silent, and irretrievably lost” (Klein, “Image” 665), this class, as stated in its syllabus, trains students to scrutinize and counter “the colonial structure of existing historical archival materials.”
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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