15 November 2017
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Diana McCaulay, Jamaican environmental activist and award-winning writer, will speak on the Jamaican environment in New York when she delivers the 13th Annual CIN Lecture on November 15 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The CIN Lecture Series is a community forum for hearing visionary Caribbean leaders who reflect on regional affairs and provide hope and direction for the future. Over the years, the lecture has attracted capacity audiences to participate in this unique exchange between Caribbean thought leaders and members of the New York Caribbean community.
Education, Culture and Emancipatory thought in the Caribbean
4th to 8th June 2018
CFP Deadline: 125 word abstracts for individual papers and 250 word abstracts for panels and workshops due 1 January 2018
This annual conference proposes integrating education, culture, and emancipatory thought as the fundamental reflexive axes for furthering the process of decolonisation in the Caribbean. All three concepts deepen our understanding of the re-appropriation and recuperation of memory— be it individual, collective, social or historical— in these territories. Our conference aims to foster dialogue and brainstorm about these three topics in order to rethink and reconstruct paradigms, to relocate margins and excluded spaces, and to understand the diversity and complexity of this region’s peoples.
19 September 2017
La Maison Francaise – NYU
Join Haitian essayist, short story writer, and novelist Yankick Lahens. She is the author of a collection of critical essays, and has written for Caribbean publications, including Chemins critiques, Cultura, and Boutures. Lahens co-hosts “Entre Nous”, a cultural program on Radio Haiti. She has published three collections of short stories. Her first novel was published in 2000, and she won the Prix Femina for her fifth novel, Bain de lune, in 2014 (Moonbath, Deep Vellum Publishing, 2017). Lahens is in conversation with Michael Dash, Professor of French Literature, Thought, and Culture.
Above adapted from event webpage.
Image from event webpage.
Brooklyn Book Festival 2017
Long-Memoried Woman: A Celebration of Storytelling, Heritage, and Family with Caribbean Women Writers
6:00pm – 9:30pm
15 September 2017
Bartow Community Center
Readings, Rum, Reasoning: Independence and Writing We Culture
7:00pm – 10:30pm
16 September 2017
South Oxford Space
11:00am – 12:50pm
18 September 2017
Woody Tanger Auditorium
Brooklyn College Library
Join award winning poet, short story writer, essayist, and novelist Sandra Cisneros for a reading and conversation as part of the Latina Life Stories series. Presented by The Ethyle R.Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, co-sponsored with the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and the American Studies Program.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
For more information email Vanessa Perez-Rosario, VPerezRosario@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
Below are a list of Caribbean-related events and talks during the Windham Campbell Prize Festival. Prize recipients and panelists include Erna Brodber and André Alexis.The Festival will take place from Wednesday, 13 September to Friday, 15 September. Events are listed in chronological order, with locations noted at the end of each description. Of special note is the “Emancipation in Woodside” event, with Erna Brodber in conversation with Claudia Rankine on Friday, 15 September, 4pm. More information is available at the Windham Campbell Prize website.
Images from Windham webpage. In order from left to right: Erna Brodber, Claudia Rankine and André Alexis
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Narrating History, Home, and Nation: Critical Essays on Edwidge Danticat
CFP Deadline: 20 November 2017
This text is the first sustained collection of critical essays engaging the totality of the work of Edwidge Danticat as a novelist and writer of short fiction, memoirist, essayist, filmmaker, activist, and public intellectual. This publication seeks abstracts that examine the ways in which Danticat’s work – inclusive of and beyond her fiction – offers critical commentary on sociopolitical constructions of black diasporic experiences, the function, space, and place of homes, and representation of nationalisms, teasing out the tensions inherent in the confluences of past and present. This collection of critical essays seeks to contribute to the growing body of existing literature on the work of the author. There is a particular interest in work which addresses her publications after 2010.
20 September 2017
Pless Hall, Ground floor
Steinhardt School – NYU
Join celebrated novelist, essayist and poet Kei Miller for a reading from his new novel “Augustown”, followed by a conversation wth prize-winning author Tiphanie Yanique on writing across genres. Presented by NYU Institute of African American Affairs and NYU Arts & Science Liberal Studies.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling 212-998-4222.
For more information please contact Liberal Studies at 212.992.8742 or email LS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above adapted from email.
Image adapted from pdf.
CFP Deadline: 5 May 2018
The first of its kind—indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market—The Encyclopedia of Cuban Cinema is a timely pop cultural companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.
The Critical Caribbean Studies book series aims to contribute to the contemporary debates in the field of Caribbean studies across the arts and sciences and beyond.
This panel explores the performance of blackness in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil and its transnational resonance with black cultural producers in other Latin American countries. Performance here is broadly defined as the cultural expression of blackness in these three countries and beyond, and will be examined through the lens of sociology, literature, art history, and performance studies. While much of Latin American Studies generally marginalizes studies of race relations and blackness, this panel aims to think of the performance of blackness as a basic component of the continent’s identity formation and cultural production.
Announcing the newest issue of sx salon.
sx salon, issue 25
Table of Contents
Introduction and Table of Contents—Kelly Baker Josephs
The Silences, too, Deserve a Place—Warren Harding
A review of The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory, by Shalini Puri
On Inheritance and Reinvention—Kristina Huang
A review of Even in Paradise, by Elizabeth Nunez
A Question of Home—Sophie Harris
A review of Leaving by Plane, Swimming Back Underwater, and Other Stories, by Lawrence Scott
The Haitian Revolution in Caribbean Literature: A Synechdochal Study—Megan Jeanette Myers
A review of Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution, by Víctor Figueroa
Representing the Unthinkable: The Haitian Revolution in Print—Erin Zavitz
A review of Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789–1865, by Marlene Daut
Statement on Digital Literature—Rosamond S. King
The Man Who Took Up All The Space—Katherine Atkinson
In the Laundry Room—Cynthia James
Patrick Chamoiseau, translated by Charly Verstraet and Jeffrey Landon Allen
Rosamond S. King