Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Caribbean Literature the Focus of National Endowment for the Humanities-Funded Program at A&M-Kingsville

KINGSVILLE - July 04, 2011

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

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A group of approximately 10 Texas A&M University-Kingsville faculty members and local high school teachers participated in the second summer seminar of the “Exploring the Global Caribbean through Literary and Theoretical Texts” at Texas A&M University-Kingsville June 20-25. The program is funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A&M-Kingsville faculty from the Department of Language and Literature, Department of Communications and Theatre Arts, the Department of History and Department of Sociology,  along with several high school teachers, spent the week discussing 20th century Caribbean literature. Dr. Raphael Dalleo, assistant professor of English at Florida Atlantic University and author, served as the seminar’s discussion leader.

“The goal/purpose of the program is faculty enhance,” said Dr. Susan Roberson, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  “The study looks at the Caribbean through the lenses of literary and theoretical cultural texts to enable greater understanding of its culture and literature as well as to lay theoretical groundwork for understanding the processes of the transnational transport of peoples, languages and literatures.  Our study of the Caribbean will enhance not only Global Learning courses in the humanities but also courses normally taught.”

The next grant-related event is scheduled for July 2012.


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