This course will consider artistic and literary productions emerging from the Caribbean with attention focused on questions of sexuality, exile, and translation.  Reading writers both in and from the Caribbean, we will consider the ways in which diaspora is wrapped up in different forms of desire: desiring another world, desiring ‘home,’ and desiring recognition.  We will focus our critical attention to the moments when gender or sexuality morph in diaspora and when they resist translation altogether.  Moving from literature to performance, we will consider how working with one’s own body invokes an ephemeral register of communication and desire.  This blog will chart the class’s thoughts as the semester progresses.