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- Rosenberg, Leah R.
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- Department of English, University of Florida
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This interdisciplinary introduction to digital humanities and the use of historical research in literary analysis examines two often overlooked labor migrations that profoundly influenced the shape and timing of the emergence of modern Caribbean literary culture: The immigration of Chinese and Indian indentured laborers into the French, Dutch, and British West Indies between 1838 and 1917, and the emigration and return of the Afro-Caribbean workers who went to Panama to build the canal between 1904â€“1914. Both groups worked under difficult conditions for exploitative wages, yet both managed to accumulate savings that bankrolled their entry into the educated middle class. Moreover, the new cultural forms and political aspirations they introduced to the region profoundly shaped Caribbean literary production and anti-colonial political movements.
In this course, students will learn how to use archival material related to these migrations, including historical photographs, oral histories, and newspapers to enrich their understanding of Caribbean literature about these migrations, including the work of Jamaica Kincaid, David Dabydeen, Claude McKay, H.G.de Lisser, Maryse Condé, V.S.Naipaul, Ramabai Espinet.
The course introduces students to the digital humanities and digital archiving. It makes extensive use of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (www.dloc.com), an open-access digital archive, whose technical hub is at UF. Students will have an opportunity to add their annotations to the finding aids in the dLOC collection and produce a digital humanities project as a final project.
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- Course materials for: â€œPanama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, and the Making of the Modern Caribbeanâ€ an interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Course with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, www.dloc.com) Spring 2014, taught by Leah Rosenberg at the University of Florida
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LIT 4192 4192/Section 07CG/ Spring 2014 Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature WIKI CONTRIBUTIONS: A. Set up a home page with a brief profile of yourself including an image. Listing your major and interests. Due by Tuesday 14 January. B. Contribute to Wiki Commentaries on Each set of Texts. Sign up for dates on the Wiki. Each student must make one contribution to each of the five readings listed below. There are four types of contribution listed below. Students should produce one of each type in the course of the semester. The wiki assignment will help us to understand the r eadings by producing a study guide while also helping us to conceptualize the final project. Please post your contribution on the appropriate webpage and provide a link to it on your own home page. Contributions should be a minimum of 125 words and no more than 250. Extra entries will produce extra credit. C. Post your contribution on or before any of the days we discuss the text(s) you address in the wiki. The purpose is to help with the reading, so the final day for posting your entry is the last day we discuss the text in class. Types of Wiki Contributions 1. Briefly evaluate the web presence of the author (Are there many websites with information on the author? What type of information is provided (biographical, analytical, videos of readings or lectures? Who has built the website(s)?). Choose 1 2 of the most important websites and explain why you see them as important and provide the URL. (Research) 2. Key themes or concepts (with a brief explanation and ideally a passage and page number to list minimum 125 words) (analysis). 3. Study Questions (with brief explanation of the importance of the question and ideally a passage and page number to list minimum 125 words. (Analysis) 4. Explain one significant historical or cultural context or r eference in the text, using secondary information and/or a primary historical document. You can use material that you or another student has provided for one of the assignments or you can use the material you produce for the wiki as the basis for one of yo ur assignments. For instance, if you choose this option for Susan Proudleigh, you might choose to identify Culebra Cut which is the setting for a key scene in the novel. You could also choose that scene for Assignment #1 and use the information you add to the wiki as part of that assignment. If you use information or a document posted by another student, you must cite that work. (Research.) 5. Answer or comment on any contribution (theme, question, analysis) by another student or the instr uctor. (Minimum of 125 words.) (Analysis)
LIT 4192 4192/Section 07CG/ Spring 2014 Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature One contribution for each of the these texts or groups of texts: 1. H.G. de Lisser, Susan Proudleigh (and texts assigned with it, e.g. Introduction to Coniff's book ) 2. Ramabai Espinet, The Swinging Bridg e (and texts assigned with it, e.g. Anna Mahase's Memoir) 3. Maryse Conde, The Tree of Life (and texts assigned with it, e.g. Martin's Essay) 4. Short Stories on Indo Trinidadians (See week 6 and 7) 5. Chinese Caribbean experiences Your contribution should be posted under the relevant topic thread below, AND on your home page. Week 1 and 2: Introductory Texts 7 Jan 16 Jan
LIT 4192 4192/Section 07CG/ Spring 2014 Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature Week 2 & 3: Maharani's Misery Susan Proudleigh (and texts assigned with it)
LIT 4192 4192/Section 07CG/ Spring 2014 Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature Tropic Death (and texts assigned with it) Short Stories on Indo Trinidadians
LIT 4192 4192/Section 07CG/ Spring 2014 Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature Chinese Caribbean Experiences The Swinging Bridge ( and texts assigned with it)
LIT 4192 4192/Section 07CG/ Spring 2014 Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature Tree of Life (and texts assigned with it)