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THE BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM LECTURE SERIES

  • Date
    Thu, Sep 26

    Time
    3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Address
    NAC 6/308

    p: 212.650.8117

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    BLACK STUDIES: PARADIGMS, FRONTIERS, AND CHALLENGES

    THE BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM LECTURE SERIES:
    BLACK STUDIES: PARADGIMS, FRONTIERS, AND CHALLENGES
    TOPIC: THE FUTURE IS NOW:
    A NEW LOOK AT AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES
    Thursday, September 26, 2013
    3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
    NAC The Lippman Room 6/308

    The Future is Now is an exciting new collection of essays from new voices across the African Diaspora. Writing in Spanish, English, French, and Haitian Creole, the
    contributors look at the fields of art, literature, film, and music from all parts of the Caribbean and the United States. Feature articles in the book examine topics like Puerto Rican art, Haitian documentary, Trinidadian
    calypso, Colombian poetry, the African-­‐American novel, and African photography and collage.

    Come join us for a talk with the editor of the volume Vanessa K. Valdés, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, in the Department of Foreign  Languages and
    Literature, CCNY, who will introduce the volume and speak on her essay contribution, “Afro-­‐Brazilian Literature,
    from the Periphery to the Center.”

    Panelists' presentation includes excerpts from chapters:

    Gina Athena Ulysse, “Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, Me and the World” (a performance piece), Associate Professor of Anthropology, Wesleyan University.

    Sophie Saint-­‐Just, “Mistè a Gatem”: Deploying Ezili and Queering the Haitian Religious Experience in Anne Lescot’s and Laurence Magloire’s Film – Des Hommes
    et des dieux,” Lecturer in French, Fordham University.

    Luisa García-­‐Conde, “Afirmación étnica y estética en la ensayística y poética de Jorge Artel,” Associate Professor of Spanish, Queensborough Community College, CUNY.

    Alison McLetchie, “The Holy Temple of Soca: Rev. Rudder in Attendance,”Assistant Professor, Claflin University.
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