Caribbean Epistemologies, Fall 2011

Welcome back to all Caribbean Epistemologies Seminar participants! And welcome to any newcomers for Fall 2011. We have a full schedule of events for the Fall. See the schedule below (also always available in by clicking “Schedule” at the top left of our site). Our first session will be on September 23, 2-4pm with Herman Bennett. More details and reading to come. Please visit the Center for the Humanities’ new website to (re)register for the seminar. We look forward you joining us for these generative conversations on the Caribbean:

Fall 2011

All Fall 2011 events will take place from 2-4pm at the CUNY Graduate Center (rooms TBA), unless otherwise noted. Copies of readings can be accessed on the blog or here (registration required – and very helpful in enabling funding).

  • September 23, Herman L. Bennett, Department of History, The CUNY Graduate Center
    “Slave Insurgents and the Political Impact of Free Blacks in a Revolutionary Age: The Revolt of 1795 in Coro, Venezuela”
  • October 3, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert – “Gade nan mizè-a m tonbe: Vodou and Haiti’s Environmental Catastrophe”***

    ***This event will take place at 7pm and is part of the City SEEDS Lecture Series on“Aesthetic and Cultural Expressions of African-Derived Religions

  • October 18, Deborah Thomas, Department of Anthropology, U Penn
    “Caribbean Studies, Archive-Building, and the Problem of Violence”
  • October 21, Yarimar Bonilla, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
    “Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment”
  • November 4, Kaiama Glover, Department of French, Barnard College
    “The Audacity of the ‘I’: Narcissism, Community, and the Textual Feminine in Francophone Caribbean Prose Fiction”
  • November 22, Frank Guridy, Department of History, UT Austin
    “Neither Race, Men nor Tragic Mulatas: Afro-Puerto Ricans and the Imperial Transition, 1898-1917”
  • December 9, Pablo Gomez, Department of History, Texas Christian University/John Carter Brown Library
    Title TBA