Emory University’s Édouard Glissant Tribute

Emory University’s Department of French and Italian is hosting The Édouard Glissant Tribute, a celebration of the life and work of one of the most important Caribbean intellectuals whose thought has been an influence for post-colonial theory, world literature, cultural and literary theory, and philosophies of race and difference.

The Édouard Glissant Tribute will include a screening of the recent documentary Édouard Glissant: One World in Relation (2009, directed by Manthia Diawara) followed by a roundtable with Professor Bernadette Cailler, hosted by Professor Valérie Loichot. A reception will follow.

The tribute will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2011, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm at White Hall 206, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the activities of Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference, which takes place November 3-5, 2011, featuring keynote speakers Guillermina De Ferrari (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Natalie Melas (Cornell University), Mara Negrón (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras), and Rubén Ríos Ávila (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras). [See previous posts Call for Papers: Comparative Caribbeans, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Deadline Extended: Comparative Caribbeans: An Interdisciplinary Conference.]

For more information, see https://blogs.emory.edu/graduatestudentcouncil/category/2011-2012-events/gsc-co-sponsored-events/

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