The Digital Dead Yard: Articulating Caribbean Loss and Mourning Online
Virtual talk by Kelly Baker Josephs, CUNY
Moderated by Minoo Moallem, Director of Media Studies, UC Berkeley
Thursday, 30 September 2021
12:00PM – 1:30PM PDT (3:00PM – 4:30PM EDT)
Virtual event. Register here.
This presentation theorizes Caribbean cultural production in communal digital spaces, with a particular focus on the “digital dead yard,” a virtual space for healing, mourning, and memory. This work is part of a larger project, Caribbean Articulations: Storytelling in a Digital Age, that examines how technologies have helped not only to forge a Caribbean literary aesthetic but also to shape the very idea of the Caribbean as a region simultaneously bound by and situated beyond conventional geographic and temporal boundaries.
Kelly Baker Josephs is Professor of English at York College, CUNY, and Professor of English and digital humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2013), co-editor of The Digital Black Atlantic (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), and co-organizer of the annual Caribbean Digital conferences.
Additional information about the lecture series can be found here.