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16. Islands without Borders: Teaching the Caribbean across Languages

Thursday, 3 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 209, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Sandra Messinger Cypess, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Valérie K. Orlando, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

Speakers: Cécile Accilien, Columbus State Univ.; Aude Dieudé, Duke Univ.; Anne M. François, Eastern Univ.; Véronique C. Maisier, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale; Elizabeth C. Russ, Southern Methodist Univ.; Krista Slagle, Katholiake Universiteit Leuven

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Session Description:

Caribbean scholars working in different languages (Creole, French, English, Spanish) and modes of cultural production (literature, film, music) will discuss how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom to undergraduate and graduate students at different institutions.


  • Teaching – Language

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