New book: Caribbean without Borders


Caribbean without Borders: Literature, Language, and Culture is a comprehensive study of the literatures, languages, and cultures of the Caribbean at large. By exploring the works of such prominent literary scholars and writers as Cristina García, Lorna Goodison, Wilson Harris, Claude McKay, Senel Paz, Jacques Roumain, Samuel Selvon, and Olive Senior, as well as the myriad of issues pertaining to Caribbean experience, performance, and media arts, this text provides a profound and engaging overview of literary, linguistic, and cultural analysis. Because of the wide range of essays it presents, this text meets the need to examine the Caribbean in its full complexity.

Published in December 2008 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), this collection of essays was was launched on May 14 at Librería la Tertulia in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. It was co-edited by Dorsia Smith, Raquel Puig Campos, and Ileana Cortés Santiago.

Dorsia Smith holds a Ph.D. in Caribbean Literature and teaches in the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras. She is presently writing a book on maternity in Latino and Chicano communities. Raquel Puig Campos is a doctoral candidate in Anglo-Caribbean Literature at the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras.  Her dissertation focuses on the influence of cinematography on writers of the Anglophone and Hispanophone Caribbean. Ileana Cortés Santiago holds an MA in English from the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras. She is a language coordinator at STEM@LAD and teaches English at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón [University of the Sacred Heart] in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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