Anticolonial Thought and Art in the Caribbean


Sean Meighoo, Department of Comparative Literature, with Lee Osorio, actor and playwright

About the Course

CPLT 752R Anticolonial Thought and Art in the Caribbean

The various struggles that were directed against European colonialism around the world during
the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were informed by a critical and diverse intellectual
practice. This course focuses on anticolonial thought in the Spanish-, English-, and
French-speaking Caribbean by reading some key texts by scholars, writers, and activists who
were involved in these struggles, including José Martí, Fernando Ortiz, C.L.R. James, Eric
Williams, Aimé Césaire, and Frantz Fanon.