Calendar

Week 1

2/2 Synchronous Session

Course Overview

2/4 Asynchronous Assignment

Theoretical Essay:

Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism. Monthly Review Press, 2000.

Week 2

2/9 Synchronous Session

Theoretical Essay:

Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism. Monthly Review Press, 2000.

Historical Essay:

Dadzie, Stella. “A Terrible Crying: Women and the African Trade.” A Kick in the Belly: Women Slavery and Resistance. Verso, 2020.

2/11 Asynchronous Assignment

Historical Essay:

Dadzie, Stella. “A Terrible Crying: Women and the African Trade.” A Kick in the Belly: Women Slavery and Resistance. Verso, 2020.

Week 3

2/16 Synchronous Session

Fiction:

Arroyo Pizarro, Yolanda. “Wanwe.” Negras, Stories of Puerto Rican Slave Women. Boreales, 2012.

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Oral/slide presentation on the story “Wanwe.”

Cabej,Klea

Hogans, Margarita

Miro, Christine

2/18 Asynchronous Assignment

Historical Essay:

Johnson, Jessica Marie. “La Traversée: Gender Commodification, and the Long Middle Passage.” Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. (Pages 75-97)

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(Optional)

2/18 at 6:00pm ISLA at Baruch event: “Carnival/Carnaval! Celebrating the Great Afro-Latinx Tradition in the Americas” (Extra-credit with a 250-word reflection)

Week 4

2/23 Synchronous Session

Historical Essay:

Johnson, Jessica Marie. “La Traversée: Gender Commodification, and the Long Middle Passage.” Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. (Pages 98-106)

Fiction:

Arroyo Pizarro, Yolanda. “Midwives.” Negras, Stories of Puerto Rican Slave Women. Boreales, 2012.

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Oral presentation on the essay “La Traversée” OR the story “Midwives.”

Oseni, Kayode M

Tejada, Rosa J

Ally, Fazila

2/25 Asynchronous Assignment

Fiction:

Arroyo Pizarro, Yolanda. “Arrowhead.” Negras, Stories of Puerto Rican Slave Women. Boreales, 2012.

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(Optional)

2/25, 1PM: A Conversation with Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World.  (Extra-credit with a 250-word reflection)

Week 5

3/2 Synchronous Session

Fiction:

Carnegie, James. Wages Paid  “Part I Morning and Part II Mid-Morning” If I Could Write This in Fire. The New Press, 1994. (Pages 17-39)

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Oral presentation on the novella  Wages Paid “Part I Morning and Part II Mid-Morning”(Pages 17-39)

Buttigieg,Lourdes M

Cando,Kevin

Castro,Roky Baltasar

3/4

*Midterm Project Proposal is due via email*

(A word or goggle document preferably)

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One-on-one meetings

2:30-2:45 Cabej,Klea (Confirmed)

2:45-3:00 Hogans,Margarita (Confirmed)

3:00-3:15 Miro,Christine (x2) (Confirmed)

3:15-3:30 Oseni,Kayode M (Confirmed)

3:30-3:45 Tejada,Rosa J (Confirmed)

Week 6

3/9 Synchronous Session

Fiction:

Carnegie, James. Wages Paid “Part III Lunch and Part IV Early Afternoon” If I Could Write This in Fire. The New Press, 1994.

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Oral presentation on the novella Wages Paid “Part III Lunch and Part IV Early Afternoon.”

Colon,Amanda A

Hunter,Tara

3/11 Asynchronous Assignment

Fiction:

Carnegie, James. Wages Paid “Part V Late Afternoon and Part VI Dusk” If I Could Write This in Fire. The New Press, 1994.

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One-on-one meetings

2:30-2:45 Aviles,Thalia (Confirmed)

2:45-3:00 Capellan,Wandaly (Confirmed)

3:15-3:30 Downer,Ginelli Ivette (Confirmed)

Week 7

3/16 Synchronous Session

Historical Essay:

Dadzie, Stella. “Enslaved Women and Subversion: The Violence of Turbulent Women.” A Kick in the Belly: Women Slavery and Resistance. Verso, 2020.

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Oral presentation on the essay “Enslaved Women and Subversion.”

Mejia De La Cruz,Juan M

Peralta,Monica A

Siddika,Shamma

3/18

One-on-one meetings

2:30-2:45 Ally,Fazila (Confirmed x2)

2:45-3:00 Buttigieg,Lourdes M (Confirmed)

3:00-3:15 Cando,Kevin (Confirmed)

3:15-3:30 Castro,Roky Baltasar (Confirmed)

3:45-4:00 Vasilcin,Adriana (Confirmed)

Week 8

3/23

One-on-one meetings

2:30-2:45 Davy,Antonia (Confirmed)

2:45-3:00 Hunter,Tara (Confirmed)

3:00-3:15 Mejia De La Cruz,Juan M (Confirmed)

3:15-3:30 Peralta,Monica A (Confirmed)

3:30-3:45 Siddika,Shamma (Confimed)

3:45-4:00 Castillo,Devora E

3/25

*Midterm Project is due.*

One-on-one meetings

2:30-2:45 Thiam,Fatou (Confirmed)

2:45-3:00 Torres,Brian A

3:00-3:15 Vargas,Ricardo

3:15-3:30 Sanchez,Johairy

3:30-3:45 Walcott,Cineikwa Akayla (Confirmed)

3:45-4:00 Colon,Amanda A

Spring Recess

3/27-4/4

Week 9

4/6 Synchronous Session

Historical Essay:

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. “An Unthinkable History: The Haitian Revolution as a Non-Event.” Silencing the Past: Power and Production of History. Beacon Press, 2015. (Pages 70-88)

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Oral presentation on the essay “An Unthinkable History.”

Thiam,Fatou

Torres,Brian A

4/8 Asynchronous Assignment

Historical Essay:

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. “An Unthinkable History: The Haitian Revolution as a Non-Event.” Silencing the Past: Power and Production of History. Beacon Press, 2015. (Pages 88-95)

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Yarimar Bonilla’s Aftershock of Disaster Event (Extra-credit opportunity)

Thursday, April 8, 1pm
Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm
Dr. Yarimar Bonilla in conversation with Professor Rojo Robles
Video, color, sound, 35:29, 2019
Register here

Week 10

4/13-4/15 Asynchronous Screening and Assignment

Documentary:

PBS: Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution. YouTube. https://youtu.be/IOGVgQYX6SU

Thursday, April 15, 1PM: A Conversation with Yomaira Figueroa, associate professor of English at Michigan State University, a scholar of U.S. Latinx Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Hispanic literature and culture, and author of Decolonizing Diasporas:  Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature.

Register Here

Week 11

4/20 Synchronous Session

Poetry:

Engle, Margarita. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano. Square Fish, 2006. (Pages 1-43)

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Oral Presentation on the poetry book The Poet Slave of Cuba.

Vasilcin,Adriana

Walcott,Cineikwa Akayla

4/22 Asynchronous Assignment

Poetry:

Engle, Margarita. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano. Square Fish, 2006. (Pages 44-86)

Week 12

4/27 Synchronous Session

Poetry:

Engle, Margarita. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano. Square Fish, 2006. (Pages 87-129)

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Oral Presentation on the poetry book The Poet Slave of Cuba.

Aviles,Thalia

Davy,Antonia

Capellan,Wandaly

Castillo,Devora E

4/29 Asynchronous Assignment

Poetry:

Engle, Margarita. The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano. Square Fish, 2006. (Pages 130-172)

Week 13

5/4 Synchronous Session

Critical Essay:

Pettway, Matthew. “Present but Unseen: African Cuban Spirituality and Emancipation in the Literature of Juan Francisco Manzano.” Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection. University Press of Mississippi, 2020. (Pages 120-151)

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Oral Presentation on the essay “Present but Unseen”

Vargas,Ricardo

Downer,Ginelli Ivette

Sanchez,Johairy

5/6 Asynchronous Assignment

Critical Essay:

Pettway, Matthew. “Present but Unseen: African Cuban Spirituality and Emancipation in the Literature of Juan Francisco Manzano.” Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection. University Press of Mississippi, 2020. (Pages 151-173)

Week 14

5/11 Synchronous Session

Wrapping-Up

5/13 Asynchronous consultations

Final 

5/25

*Via email*

5/28 Final Grade Submission Deadline