Judging by the turnout for our introductory Seminar session (and by the scholars who could not make the first meeting but registered for the Seminar), there is quite a lot of interest in Caribbean Studies at CUNY and surrounding institutions. There is a demand for this type of intellectual space from faculty and graduate students across various disciplines.
After some discussion, we chose the following readings for our next meetings:
- “Conscripts of Modernity” David Scott (Chapter 3 in Conscripts of Modernity [Duke UP, 2004])
- “The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory” Derek Walcott (The Nobel Lecture)
Registered Seminar participants may download the readings from the Center for Humanities’ website. We look forward to a stimulating discussion of these texts on October 29, from 2-4p in room 8301 at the Graduate Center.