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Author: Karen Richman
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Ann Pale Kreyòl is copyright the Indiana University Creole Institute, with permission for use granted by its director and senior author, Prof. Albert Valdman. Downloads are available from the Institute for:
Session Topic
Reading
 1 Introduction

 2 Conquest, Colonization and Slavery
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 1
  • Mintz, The Caribbean as a Socio-Cultural Area, pp. 17-31
 3
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 1
  • Mintz, The Caribbean as a Social-Cultural Area, pp. 32-42
 4 Peasant Resistance
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 2
  • Mintz, From Plantations to Peasantries, pp. 1-15, 20-22
 5 Peasant Economic and Moral Strategies
Carnegie, Strategic Flexibility in the West Indies (preview)
 6 French Subjects, Creole Others
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 2
  • Degraff, "Creole Exceptionalism and the (Mis)Education of the Creole Speaker" (preview)
 7
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 3
  • Valdman, The Linguistic Situation of Haiti
 8
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 3
  • Laforest, Homelands in The Butterfly’s Way
 9
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 4
  • Chamoiseau, School Days: preface, pp. vii-ix, "Longing" pp. 9-51 (preview)
 10
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 4
  • Chamoiseau, School Days, pp. 51-93
 11
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 5
  • Chamoiseau, School Days, pp. 94-end   
 12 Discussion of Film Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 5
 13 “Development” and the Exodus of People
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 6
  • Richman, Migration and Voodoo: Chapter 2 "Migration, Remittances and Development"
 14
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 6
  • Richman, Migration and Voodoo, Chapter 2 "Migration, Remittances and Development"
 15
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 7
  • Richman, A Lavalas at Home/A Lavalas for Home
 16 Midterm Exam: Part 1, Creole Language
 17 Midterm Exam: Part 2, Haitian Culture
MID-TERM BREAK


 18 Migrants and Spirits at Home and Abroad
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 8
  • Brown, Mama Lola , pp. 1-20, 344-356 (preview)
 19
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 8
  • Brown, Mama Lola, pp. 21-34, 79-92, 141-154 (preview)
 20
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 9
  • Brown, Mama Lola, pp. 203-240 (preview)
 21
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 9
  • Brown, Mama Lola, pp. 241-170
 22
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 10
  • Brown, Mama Lola, pp. 271-311
 23
  • Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 10
  • Brown, Mama Lola, pp. 312-344, 364-381
 24 Review and Discussion Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 11
 25 Review and Discussion Valdman, Albert. Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 11
 26 Final Review
 27 Final Exam: Part 1, Creole Language
 28 Final Exam: Part 2, Haitian Culture
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