ICS Lecture : Suzanne Césaire—An Avant-Garde Intellectual Legacy


As part of its Conferencias Caribeñas 13 lecture series, the Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture “Suzanne Césaire: Un legado intelectual de vanguardia” [Suzanne Césaire: An Avant-Garde Intellectual Legacy ] by Dr. Frances Santiago (UPR-Mayagüez).

This activity will take place on October 10, from 1:00 to 3:30pm at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre (CRA 108) of the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

Description: This presentation highlights Suzanne Césaire’s active role in the journal Tropiques, co-founded by René Menil and Aimé Cesaire on the island of Martinique, from 1941 to 1945. While in Paris in the 1920s and part of the 1930s, Suzanne Césaire collaborated with Aimé Césaire and other black students at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, in the production of the student magazine L’Etudiant Noir. This approach considers Césaire’s ideas and reflections expressed in her seven articles as cutting-edge, located in the heart of discussions about identity and cultural phenomena that transform human beings marked by colonialism. Her contributions went unnoticed until recently and are analyzed here in light of current debates around postcolonial theories, history, culture, identity and Caribbean literature.

This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be welcome at: iec@uprrp.edu

For further information, you may call Dr. Humberto García Muñiz, Director, at (787) 764-0000, extension 4212, or write to iec@uprrp.edu

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