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Caribbean Without Borders

Literature, Language and Culture

Editor(s): Dorsia Smith, Raquel Puig, and Ileana Cortés Santiago

Book Description

Caribbean Studies is an emerging field. As such, many topics within this discipline have yet to be explored and developed. This collection of essays is one of the forerunners dedicated to a comprehensive study of the literature, language, and culture of the Caribbean. By exploring the works of such prominent literary scholars as Samuel Selvon and Lorna Goodison as well as the myriad of issues pertaining to the Caribbean experience, this volume provides an engaging overview of literary, language, and cultural analysis. Because of this wide range of essays, this text meets a need to examine the Caribbean in its complexity, which is rarely addressed.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0039-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0039-2
Date of Publication: 01/12/2008
Pages / Size: 265 / A5
Price: £34.99


Dorsia Smith has a Ph.D. in Caribbean Literature. She teaches English at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and has published articles in various texts, such as Narrating the Past (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007) and African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (Greenwood Press, 2007). She is currently working on a book about mothering in the Latina and Chicana communities to be published by York University.

Raquel Puig Campos is a Ph.D. candidate in Anglo-Caribbean Literature at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. She is currently working on her dissertation on the influence of film on the narratives of writers from the Anglo- and Spanish Caribbean. Her interests include a multicultural and crosscultural approach to the study of colonial literatures, media studies and history. She has published in diverse refereed journals and has been coordinator for various academic conferences at UPR-Río Piedras.

Ileana Cortés Santiago holds an M.A. in English (Literature) from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. She is currently an English Instructor at the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón. She has published articles in English Today and various journals at UPR-Río Piedras, and has offered workshops on creative and practical teaching techniques to English teachers in Puerto Rico. Her areas of interest are Romantic poetry, literacy, and TESOL.