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Teaching Haiti: Strategies for Creating New Narratives

Cécile Accilien and Valérie K. Orlando


This volume is the first to focus on teaching about Haiti’s complex history and culture from a multidisciplinary perspective. Making broad connections between Haiti and the rest of the Caribbean, contributors provide pedagogical guidance on how to approach the country from different lenses in course curricula. They offer practical suggestions, theories on a wide variety of texts, examples of syllabi, and classroom experiences. Teaching Haiti dispels stereotypes associating Haiti with disaster, poverty, and negative ideas of Vodou, going beyond the simplistic neocolonial, imperialist, and racis ... More

Keywords: multidisciplinary, pedagogical guidance, literature, theater, art, history, Haiti, American Studies, Latin American Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781683402107
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683402107.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cécile Accilien, editor
Kennesaw State University

Valérie K. Orlando, editor
University of Maryland, College Park

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Ayiti se tè glise

Cécile Accilien and Valérie K. Orlando

I Teaching about Haitian Art, Literature, and Language

1 Getting around the Poto Mitan

Régine Jean-Charles

II Teaching about Haitian History and Politics

6 Haiti in the Presidencies of John Adams and John Quincy Adams

Darren Staloff and Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

8 Peck’s Fatal Assistance

Agnès Peysson-Zeiss

III Teaching about Haiti in American Studies, Latin American Studies, and General Studies Contexts

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