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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History of Women & Gender: Tracing and Gendering Diaspora

12:30pm – 2:00pm
1 October 2018
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 701
New York University

Please join the History of Women and Gender program for the first event of the semester. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Joan Flores-Villalobos, Assistant Professor of History at The Ohio State University, will discuss her paper ” ‘Freak Letters:’ Tracing and Gendering Diaspora in the Archive of the Panama Canal”.

Abstract:
“This article explores how West Indian women are recorded using the papers and correspondence of the Isthmian Canal Commission, the biggest repository of original documents regarding the construction of the Panama Canal, housed in the National Archives of the United States. Using a 1909 photograph of a nude black West Indian woman found in a file labeled “Freak Letters,” I consider the difficulties of recovering historical subjects structured by imperial frameworks of productivity and perversity, and trace instead the counter-narratives of mobility, affect, and self-determination that might have shaped this woman’s life. I argue that a diasporic and imaginative methodology of recovery can illuminate experiences and limitations beyond the lens of empire. Using this approach, I uncover the archival logic behind “Freak Letters” and recreate the woman’s milieu, highlighting her mobility and diasporic connections. Ultimately, the article seeks to build an empathetic, horizontal, archipelagic counter-discourse as the basis for our explorations of subjects historically silenced or denigrated.”

A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to Clare Richfield at cjr431@nyu.edu for a copy of the text. All are welcome to attend, whether or not you read the paper in advance.

Above text adapted from webpage.

New Puerto Rican Cinema: Emerging Filmmakers

6:00pm – 9:00pm
28 September 2018
King Juan Carlos Center, Auditorium
New York University

NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, present a conversation with the creators of groundbreaking Puerto Rican films, El silencio del viento (The Silence of the Wind; 2017), El Chata (The Sparrow; 2017), and Antes que cante el gallo (Before the Rooster Crows; 201). Introduced by Licia Fiol-Matta (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese) and moderated by Jennifer Duprey (Rutgers University Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies), students and the academic community at NYU will have the opportunity to dialogue with the directors, some of the actors, screenwriters, sound designers, and producers of these films.

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A Conversation about Literature and the Arts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

2:50pm – 4:10pm
27 September 2018
Rutgers University
Center for Cultural Analysis, Room 6051
Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901

The Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies (RAICCS) is pleased to announce the visit of renowned Puerto Rican novelist and visual artist Eduardo Lalo (University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras) to Rutgers U., New Brunswick as part of our “What is Decoloniality?” Speaker Series. Lalo will speak about literature and the arts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Spanish

Application Deadline: 9 November 2018

The Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts is pleased to invite applications for the position of tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor, Spanish at the Oakes Field Campus of the University of The Bahamas located in New Providence (Nassau) and at UB-North located in Grand Bahama. This full-time appointment will begin 1 August 2019.

The Foreign Languages Department is seeking candidates with the ability to teach all levels of the Spanish language and culture courses. The ability to teach another language is also desirable (Portuguese, French or Haitian Creole). Candidates who have the ability to teach and develop courses in language for the professions (i.e. Medical Spanish, Legal and Law Enforcement Spanish, Business Spanish, Spanish for Tourism, etc.) and/or experience in translation and interpretation are encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess an earned PhD in Spanish, Hispanic/Latin American/Spanish Studies, or a related field from an accredited institution. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students; evidence of excellence in teaching and in the use of creative/innovative pedagogies; knowledge of current trends in pedagogy; skills in course development and implementation; evidence of research and scholarship. Applicants must possess an earned PhD in Spanish, Hispanic/Latin American/Spanish Studies, Pedagogy (FLE) or Second Language Acquisition (Spanish), Translation and Interpretation studies, or a related field from an accredited institution.

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Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade Conference

8th to 9th March 2019
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

CFP Deadline:  30 September 2018

This is a call for papers for an international conference, “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade.” The major objective of this conference is to encourage collaboration among scholars utilizing databases to document and reconstruct the lives of individuals who were part of historic slave trades. This conference will focus primarily on the enslavement and trade of people of African descent before the twentieth century, but we welcome papers from scholars studying other slave trades.  We are interested in proposals from scholars who are presenting, interpreting, coordinating, integrating and preserving data about individuals–of slave, free or other status. Databases may be in various stages of development and construction from beginning to complete.

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Application Deadline: 1 November 2018

The Department of Anthropology and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of African Diaspora studies. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Anthropology (51%) and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies (49%). The position will commence July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a closely related discipline by July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

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Assistant Professor in Caribbean Studies

Review of applications will begin on 22 October 2018

The Department of African and African American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rant of assistant professor in the area of Caribbean Studies with expertise in either the Francophone, Anglophone, or Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Applications in the field of Afro Latin American Studies will also be considered. This is an open field search. Applicants in the humanities or the humanistic area of the social sciences including the disciplines of literary criticism, gender studies, history, art history, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, or philosophy will be considered. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.

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