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: “El Caribe de Colombia, ¿una isla encallada?” [The Colombian Caribbean: A Stranded Island?) by Prof. Alberto Abello Vives (Visiting Researcher, UNESCO Professor of Cultural Politics, Girona University, Spain; Adviser, Museo del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia.) The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 19, 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: Between the publication in Colombia, 70 year ago (1945) of the CARIBBEAN BIOGRAPHY, a talk by Colombian writer Germán Arciniegas, and the opening of the Museo del Caribe, there has been a history of invisibility, denial, recognition, reinvention and study of the Colombian Caribbean. The author poses questions the existence of that particular Caribbean that does not fit in the canons governing the analysis on the Caribbean, and constructs the metaphor of a stranded island, torn between tensions, as a nation and its insertion in the geographical space of a “meta archipelago.” To add complexity to the debate, paraphrasing the Haitian intellectual Leslie Manigat, the author explains which Caribbean one speaks about when referring to the Colombian Caribbean.
This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online via the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu
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