*Postnationalism Prefigured* @20

Conversations in Caribbean Studies at the University of Virginia presents a panel and roundtable in honor of the 20th anniversary of Prof. Charles Carnegie’s book Postnationalism Prefigured: Caribbean Borderlands.

 

7 October 2022
10am-12pm
via Zoom

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Panelists presenting papers:

    • Timothy Chin, Professor of English, California State University
    • Rachel Goffe, Assistant Professor of Human Geography, University of Toronto
    • Deborah Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology, Director for Center for Experimental Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania
Followed by an interview between:
    • David Scott, Ruth and William Lubic Professor and Chair, Anthropology, Columbia University
    • Charles Carnegie, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Bates College
Event organizers:
    • Matthew Chin, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, UVa
    • Ronald Cummings, Associate Professor of English, McMaster University
    • Njelle Hamilton, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, UVa
Sponsored by the following (at the University of Virginia): Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation; and the departments of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Anthropology; English; and Africana Studies.

Book Announcement | New Political Culture in the Caribbean

Published by the University of the West Indies Press, New Political Culture in the Caribbean, co-edited by Holger Henke (Independent scholar) and Fred Reno (Universite des Antilles), is a completely new edition of their 2003 work Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean.  In the book, the editors and authors revisit some of the themes in Caribbean political culture explored some eighteen years earlier.  The quality of political discourse – in terms of its content and forms of presentation – has significantly shifted over the first decades of the twenty-first century, and the impact of social media and a concomitant rise of political fringe discourses have accelerated the fragmentation of the public and polity, leading to sharper confrontations in the political sphere and giving once again rise to crude forms of nationalism.  There are also various stressors and pressures that run counter to simplistic notions of nationalism and point to a great urgency for more transparent, sustainable, participatory and equitable modalities of political engagement and discourses in the region.

Specific chapter titles and contributors can be found below:

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Event | Visualizing Racial Complexity w/ Tatiana Flores and Juana Valdés

May 11th, 2022
6 PM EDT
Available for viewing on Facebook or Youtube at the event start time.

As part of The Abyss of the Ocean, art critic Tatiana Flores and artist Juana Valdés, will discuss their recent projects and exhinitions and discuss issues of race and Latinidad within the categories Cuban, Latin American and Latinx Art.


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Event | Curators in Conversation: Suset Sánchez and Aldeide Delgado

April 11th, 2022
12PM EDT
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As part of the digital exhibition, The Abyss of the Ocean, curators Suset Sánchez and Aldeide Delgado will discuss a history of institutional and independent exhibitions that address the problem of race and racism in Cuba.

More information can be found below.

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Event | The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations and the Question of Race

A digital exhibition, guest curated by Aldeide Delgado, is now live. The Abyss of the Ocean focuses on identity and resistance through the practices of five artists living and working in the United States, Mexico, and Spain.

The exhibit can be viewed here.

More information can be found below.
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Event | Trouillot Remixed

Intellectual Publics and Centro presents Trouillot Remixed, a virtual conversation moderated by Yarimar Bonilla on the occasion of the publishing of Trouillot Remixed: The Michel-Rolph Trouillot Reader.

Vincent Brown, Marlene Daut, and Rinaldo Walcott will discuss the late Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s ideas about history and power and his impact on public scholarship, and especially on Black Studies.

February 7th, 2022
6:30pm–8:00pm EST
Further information can be found here.
Register for the event here.

Call for Papers | The Many Worlds of Mainland “British Latin America”

Presented by the Rutgers British Studies Center and the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies.

Friday, May 6, 2022
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Abstracts and Proposals Due Friday, December 17, 2021
Further information and submission instructions here.

The organizers hope to conduct the gathering entirely in person, but depending on the state of the ongoing pandemic, the workshop may have hybrid Zoom components or may go online entirely.

More information below the break.
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Event | Langston Hughes Festival 2021 Celebrates Jamaica Kincaid

The 2021 Langston Hughes Festival will be celebrating the legacy of Langston Hughes and Jamaica Kincaid’s original and essential work across two events on November 18, 2021:

Talking Stories: Celebrating the Legacy of Jamaica Kincaid
Award-winning Caribbean authors and students celebrate Jamaica Kincaid.
Thursday, November 18th.
12:30 PM EST
Register here.

CCNY’s Langston Hughes Festival Honors Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid will be presented with the Langston Hughes Medal, as well as a creative performance in tribute to the honoree and an interview of and reading by the honoree.
Thursday, November 18th.
6:00 PM EST
Register here.

More information about the event and participants below.
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