Martinican writer, thinker, poet, Edouard Glissant, died Thursday in Paris.
Glissant was a faculty member at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Born in Sainte-Marie, Martinique, on Sept. 21, 1928, Glissant was among the generation of French Caribbean poets who came to prominence in the 1950s and included the late Aime Cesaire.
Glissant published more than 20 books, including collections of poetry and critical analyses.
For more information in English, see this Repeating Islands post.
For the French announcement, see this Libération post.
Caribbean Studies Association
36th Annual Conference
May 30 – June 3, 2011
World Trade Center, Curaçao
The theme for the 36th annual CSA conference is “Building a New House: Towards New Caribbean Futures in an Age of Uncertainty.” Holger Henke, this year’s CSA president, has provided us with the Conceptual Statement for the conference. I have pasted the statement below and attached the PDF version here: CSA conceptual statement. Continue reading CSA Annual Conference, 2011
The Department of African American Studies at John Jay College, is seeking someone to teach a 200 level undergraduate course in Crime in Developing Countries. This is for the Spring semester beginning 1/28/11.
Please send a letter of interest and cv to
C. Jama Adams, PhD
From: Ayiti Resurrect
As the one-year anniversary of the earthquake approaches, let’s continue to raise our awareness and keep HAITI IN SIGHT! This benefit will raise money for a grassroots healing project led by the people of Haiti and supported by a community of delegates from the Caribbean and African Diaspora. Join us for an enlightening evening of performances, dancing, and multi-media art — all providing a lens through which the beauty and power of Haiti will be experienced and honored. We will take the opportunity to learn more about the aftermath of this unnatural disaster from our partners on the ground. And we will contribute to the healing and sustainability of Haiti.
December 11, 2010 || 7:00pm – 1:00am
Red Bull Space, 40 Thompson Street (at Watts St.) SoHo, New York
OPEN BAR All Night
Continue reading HAITI IN:SIGHT – A Soulful Benefit for Healing in Haiti
Seminar participant, Simone Leigh, will exhibit work in a two-person show with Chitra Ganesh at the Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University. The work on exhibit is inspired by the Maya Deren film, Divine Horsemen.
November 19th – January 11th
Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh
Curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier
Mason Gross Galleries
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Catalog includes writing from Rashida Bumbray, Christopher Lew and Dean Daderko
November 19, Friday, 4:00pm, Room C198 (at the CUNY Graduate Center)
Description from the Center for the Humanities site: Continue reading Race, Sexuality and Power
The Americas Society will hold a “Symposium on Bob Marley and His Legacy” from November 16-18. Description from the website: Continue reading Bob Marley Symposium
David Scott will be the speaker in the “Humanity,” International Law, and Third World Sovereignty Seminar on Friday, November 12th. Details below: Continue reading David Scott, Friday Nov 12