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Urban Desires: Sex and the City in Caribbean Cultures

SPAN 535
This course seeks to explore visions of the metropole in Caribbean and U.S. Caribbean cultures.  To what extent do real-and-imagined urban spaces constitute a site of containment, possibility, uneven development, hybridity and/or homogenizing hegemony in Caribbean cultural production?  How does desire interact with urban spaces in Caribbean cultures?  What are the spaces of queer Caribbean desire and how are these spaces narrated/represented in contemporary literary and cultural production?