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Seminar Series on Édouard Glissant

1:00pm – 4:00pm
9th to 30th  November 2018
French Department Thesis Room
CUNY Grad Center

This Fall semester, the Henri Peyre French Institute, the PhD Program in French, and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY will host a series of seminars honoring the legacy of Édouard Glissant, who taught here from 1995 to 2011. Each of the informal seminars—held in the French Department thesis room where Glissant taught––will be led by one of his former students on a topic of their choosing, ranging from their personal experience with Glissant to the themes in his work and its ongoing influence across disciplines. Offering an intimate at-one-remove experience, these one-hour seminars will be open to 10–15 participants. To attend, participants must RSVP on Eventbrite (see links to RSVP below). Maximum capacity is 10–15 persons due to the size of the seminar room.

Weds, October 24, 2-3pm: Paul Fadoul, Lecturer in French, Queens College, CUNY [FULLY BOOKED]

Friday, November 9, 3-4pm: Led by Chadia Chambers-Samadi, Assistant Professor of French, University of the Bahamas. Click here to RSVP for this seminar.

Tuesday, November 27, 1-2pm: Led by Hamid Bahri, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, York College, CUNY. Click here to RSVP for this seminar.

Friday, November 30, 1-2pm: Led by Eric Lynch, Assistant Professor of French, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX. Click here to RSVP for this seminar.

These seminars are in tandem with the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking at the Americas Society (Oct. 9, 2018–Jan. 12, 2019), and the symposium “Édouard Glissant’s Tout-Monde: Transnational Perspectives” at the Graduate Center, CUNY (Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 12:45 PM – 7:00 PM).

Co-sponsored by the Henri Peyre French Institute, the PhD Program in French, and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

Above text adapted from webpage. Above image adapted from email.

9th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

21st to 22nd February 2019
James Madison University

CFP Deadline: 15 December 2018

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held on the campus of JMU in Harrisonburg, Virginia on Feb 21-22, 2019. This year’s theme is “Bodies in Motion.” Ranging across topics from the politics of migration to the aesthetics of black embodiment, from action films to political activism, the conference will bring together a group of scholars from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields. We welcome proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines at any point in their scholarly careers. Topics for 20-minute presentations or 60-minute panels could address topics such as these:  Continue reading

The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

6:00pm – 7:30pm
30 October 2018
NYU Center for the Humanities, Fifth Floor
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In twelve essays that draw from a number of disciplines—history, anthropology, literature, geography, indigenous studies— and regional locations (the Black Atlantic, South Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, Argentina) The Postcolonial Contemporary (Fordham UP, 2018) seeks to move beyond the habitual oppositions that have often characterized the field: universal vs. particular; Marxism vs. postcolonialism; politics vs. culture. The essays reckon with new and persisting postcolonial predicaments, doing so under four interrelated analytics: postcolonial temporality; deprovincializing the global south; beyond Marxism versus postcolonial studies; and postcolonial spatiality and new political imaginaries.

Join us to celebrate this new volume and to reflect on the project with the book’s editors, Jini Kim Watson and Gary Wilder, and several contributors.

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[ Decodings ] exhibit by Pascale Monnin

Exhibit Opening 
4:00pm – 9:00pm
2 November 2018
Rogue Space #9 E-F-G
508-526 West 26th Street
Between 10 & 11th Avenue
Chelsea, NY 10001

RSVP for the opening: info@galeriemonnin.com

The exhibit will be on view from Saturday November 3rd to Saturday November 10th Open every day from 10am to 6pm.

Pascale Monnin last exhibited in Manhattan 5 years ago. This November, she returns to the city with [Decodings], a solo exhibit organized by GALERIE MONNIN NYC.

[ Decodings ], both a celebration of the world and an evidence of Monnin’s estrangement from it, presents more than a hundred paintings, mobiles and sculptures. Punctuated by Monnin’s obsessions: history, politics, debt, myths, complexity, animals, plants, life, childhood, time, movement, the sacred, faces, vertigo…, it reveals many facets of her artwork and displays a world of warring births, dazzling impulses, hybrid forms, with reckless nuances of a childhood spreading sometimes cast in stone, sometimes lying on the frame as the art spills over.

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7th Annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival

30th to 31st March 2019
University of Pennsylvania

CFP Deadline: 30 November 2018

CAMRA at Penn is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 7th Annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival which will take place on March 30-31, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Screening Scholarship Media Festival (SSMF) provides a creative, collaborative space to explore the affordances and challenges of multimodal strategies in research and to interrogate their social implications. SSMF is a hybrid between a traditional academic conference and a film/ media festival fostering the intersection of art and science across disciplines since 2013.

Rendering Matters of Concern and Present Histories is the theme of SSMF2019, and scholars, educators, artists, activists, visual legal advocacy and digital humanities groups are welcome to participate. This year, SSMF will feature works rendering matters of concern and the present histories of indigenous people, persons under any form of detention, diasporic communities, LGTB+ collectives, and environments in conflict.

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Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA) 2019 Summer School

Williams College,
Williamstown, Massachusetts
June 16-23, 2019

Application Deadline:  15 December 2018

Founded in 2003 in Mona, Jamaica, the principal goal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association is to support the free exchange of ideas and foster an intellectual community that is truly representative of the diversity of voices and perspectives that is paradigmatic of, but not limited to, the Caribbean. The Caribbean is thus understood not solely as a geopolitical region, but also as a trope to investigate dimensions of the multiple undersides of modernity. Likewise, philosophy is conceived, not as an isolated academic discipline, but instead as rigorous theoretical reflection about fundamental problems faced by humanity. Understood in this way, Caribbean philosophy is a transdisciplinary form of interrogation aiming to elucidate fundamental questions that emerge with discovery, conquest, racial, gender, and sexual domination, genocide, dependency, and exploitation as well as freedom, emancipation, and decolonization.

The 2019 CPA summer school will be hosted by Neil Roberts of Williams College, with generous support from the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies.

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Queer Trouble in Caribbean Art & Activism

A Conversation with Rosamond S. King & Angelique V. Nixon

6:00pm – 8:00pm
23 October 2018
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality (CSGS)
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor


Rosamond S. King, English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York


Angelique V. Nixon, Institute for Gender & Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

Two award winning artist-scholars reflect on the intersections of LGBTQI and feminist arts, activism, and politics in the Caribbean. King and Nixon address how their own work moves between these different registers. They also discuss how they see contemporary queer Caribbean performance, literature, and visual art engage and resist the ongoing violences of colonial and postcolonial histories, and how these works offer us vibrant models of desire, embodiment, and collectivity.

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Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Application Deadline: 23 November 2018

Georgetown University’s Department of French & Francophone Studies is seeking a tenure-line assistant professor for a specialist in ONE of the following areas: 1) Francophone Caribbean Studies, especially Haitian Studies; OR 2) Middle Eastern Francophone Studies. Beyond courses taught in French in the specific area of research expertise, the candidate will be expected to teach a variety of offerings in French at the lower- and mid-division levels, including language-learning and writing-intensive courses. Ph.D. in hand by August 2019 and near-native fluency in French AND English are required. The Georgetown University Department of French & Francophone Studies has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research at all levels. Our overarching learning goal is to give students linguistic competency, cultural literacy, writing and research skills, and critical thinking abilities within a framework that encourages creativity.

Cover letter, CV, two sample syllabi, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation must be received by November 23, 2018. Cover letters, in addition to describing research, teaching, and service profiles, should show how candidates will enrich a community that seeks a diversity of perspectives and people. We will conduct first-round interviews via Zoom video conferencing.

Applications will be accepted through Interfolio.  Questions about the position should be e-mailed to Andrew Sobanet (ajs43@georgetown.edu), Interim Chair, Department of French and Francophone Studies.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Roxane Gay in Conversation with Katia D. Ulysse

7:00pm
8 November 2018
CUNY Graduate Center 


Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay, award-winning author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (2017), Difficult Women (2017), and Bad Feminist (2014) and Katia D. Ulysse, Haitian poet, essayist and author of Drifting (2014), among other works, will join us for a reading and conversation in the Critical Caribbean Feminisms series. Following the reading, Gay, Ulysse, and BCRW Associate Director Tami Navarro will discuss various forms of writing–including novels, memoir, and social media interventions–and examine how these create space for conversations around and advocacy for social justice.


Katia  D. Ulysse

This event is free and open to the public. All advance tickets have been claimed. A limited number of tickets will be available and released on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information, visit the CUNY Grad Center event page.

Event Co-Sponsors: Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, the Center for the Study of Women and Society, CUNY Graduate Center, the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, and Women Writing Women’s Lives

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Reimagining Money Workshop and Caribbean Syllabus Launch

4:00pm – 6:00pm
10 October 2018
754 Schermerhorn Ext
Columbia University

The Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) working group Unpayable Debt: Capital, Violence, and the New Global Economy presents: Caribbean Syllabus: Second Edition and Max Haiven’s Art After Money, Money After Art Book Launch with: Tao Goffe, Monica Jiménez, Sarah Muir, Frances Negron-Muntaner, and Jason Wozniak.

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Panel Discussions and the “Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking” Exhibition

4:00pm
9 October 2018
Room 1527, North Building
Hunter College, CUNY
Free Admission

Opening Panel:
To mark the opening of Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, cocurators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Asad Raza, along with artist Julie Mehretu, will discuss Americas Society’s new exhibition in a panel moderated by Gabriela Rangel.


Image: Lydia Cabrera (second from right) with a group of informants, Central Cuba, undated. Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

6:00pm – 8:30pm
9 October 2018
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue,
New York, NY
Free Admission

Exhibition Opening
Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking focuses on the ideas developed by the prominent Caribbean thinkers Lydia Cabrera (Havana, 1899–Miami, 1991) and Édouard Glissant (Sainte-Marie, Martinique, 1928–Paris, 2011) and an archipelago of modern and contemporary artists whose works respond to their notions of identity. Artists include: Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Tania Bruguera, Manthia Diawara, Mestre Didi, Melvin Edwards, Simone Fattal, Sylvie Glissant, Koo Jeong A, Wifredo Lam, Marc Latamie, Roberto Matta, Julie Mehretu, Philippe Parreno, Amelia Peláez, Asad Raza, Anri Sala, Antonio Seguí, Diamond Stingily, Elena Tejada-Herrera, Jack Whitten, and Pedro Zylbersztajn. The exhibition will run from October 9, 2018 to January 12, 2019. 

6:30pm
16 October 2018
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue,

New York, NY
Free Admission. Please register in advance.

Panel Discussion: Lydia Cabrera in the Archipelago
Join Visual Arts at Americas Society for a panel including scholars Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann (assistant professor, Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College), Martin Tsang (librarian for the Cuban Heritage Collection and curator for Latin American Collections at the University of Miami), and Christopher Winks (Comparative Literature, Faculty member at Queens College), moderated by Gabriela Rangel. They will discuss the Cuban writer-ethnographer Lydia Cabrera (Havana, 1899–Miami, 1991) in relation to the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking. The publications by Cabrera including Cuentos Negros de Cuba and El Monteinform current scholarship surrounding literature, ethnography, and art.

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Assistant Professor: Black Literary/Cultural Studies

Application Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, the flagship campus of the largest and most diverse public university system in the U.S., seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Black Literary/Cultural Studies. We seek applicants with research and teaching interests in American, African, Afro-Latinx, transatlantic, or black diasporic materials. We welcome but do not require candidates in research areas that complement existing areas of strength on our campus, including environmental humanities, popular cultures, media studies, digital humanities, performance studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies. Historical period open. The successful candidate will contribute to the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Continue reading

Assistant Professor in Afro-Latina/o and Afro-Caribbean Studies

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2018

The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (LCS) at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) seeks candidates for an assistant professor tenure-track position in Afro-Latina/o/Afro-Caribbean Studies to be appointed jointly with the department of Africana Studies beginning September 1, 2019. We welcome applications from scholars specifically investigating race, blackness, and Afro-Diasporic experience in US Latina/o communities, and/or US Latina/o cultural, artistic, and theoretical works. Combined attention to Afro-Caribbean Studies in a regional and transnational scope is particularly desirable. Candidates should have a track record of interest in advancing scholarly contributions in or across African American, Africana, and Latina/o Studies, with potential intersections with one or more fields in the humanities, the social sciences, or other inter-disciplines, such as Gender and Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies.

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Anthology of Latin American Electronic Literature

CFP Deadline:  30 September 2018

The Latin American Electronic Literature Network (litElat) opens its call for submissions for works of electronic literature from Latin America and the Caribbean to be considered for the first litElat Anthology. This anthology seeks to compile a significant corpus of electronic literature from the region and will be published during the first half of 2019.

We understand electronic literature as that which is experienced in its production and reception stages in conversation with electronic and digital technologies, including programming languages and software. This type of literature, though it frequently incorporates other artistic languages, places verbal language in a key role in the work. If you’re not sure if your work fulfills this definition, read the article “¿Qué es la literatura electrónica?”

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Assistant Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies

Application Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department (ISD) at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position in the African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), with an emphasis in the social sciences or applied Black Studies, to begin August 5, 2019. Candidates should have a proven track record in student engagement and program development. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and general education courses in AADS, in addition to developing courses in their area of specialization that might overlap with another program in ISD. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service is expected of all faculty members in Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Faculty members in the department teach in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

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