Conference/Exhibition: “Art and Literature in Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas”

6 Feb

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The conference “Art and Literature in Contemporary Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas” will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 1:00 to 8:00pm in Room C-198 of The Graduate Center- CUNY in conjunction with the exhibition “Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Diaspora” at BRIC, Brooklyn. Free and open to the public. [The Graduate Center is located at 365 5th Avenue, New York, New York.]

Description: This conference explores the production of literature and the visual arts by contemporary artists and writers in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and their diasporas. This event explores collaboration and intermingling within the current production of literature and the visual arts in both countries and in the diaspora. It will contribute to an essential, growing intellectual discourse about Hispañola and its diaspora in the United States.

This conference is a collaboration with the exhibition Bordering the Imaginary: Art from…

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Descolonizar las historias locales del Caribe: Jean Casimir en Puerto Rico

5 May


Por: Raúl Guadalupe de Jesús

El Centro de Investigaciones Sociales y el Centro de Investigaciones Históricas invitaron al Dr. Jean Casimir a ofrecer una serie de conferencias sobre Haití y el Caribe los días 27, 28 y 29 de marzo. La primera conferencia se realizó en la sala de reuniones del CIS y Casimir habló sobre la historia de su país desde la perspectiva de los condenados de la tierra. Fue un intercambio muy interesante y pedagógico sobre esa sociedad hermana, sobre la naturaleza del estado y la cultura haitiana, con la cual nos une toda una historia aunque no queramos reconocerlo.

La segunda conferencia se realizó en la Fundación Luis Muñoz Marín y en ella Casimir se detuvo en su interpretación de la historia social haitiana, El pueblo soberano: una lectura decolonial de la historia de los haitianos de 1697 a 1915. Y la última actividad fue un…

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New electronic format of BMCC/CUNY literary magazine “Échos du Tout-Monde”

10 Apr

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Many thanks to Dr. Sophie Maríñez (BMCC/CUNY) for sharing news on the new electronic format of Échos du Tout-Monde (named in honor of Martinican writer, poet and critic Édouard Glissant)—astudent-led French-language literary magazine:

The French-Speaking World Club at Borough of Manhattan Community College (City University of New York) is proud to announce the new electronic format of its student-led French literary magazine Échos du Tout-Monde. Already in its fourth year, the magazine was named as such in homage to French Caribbean poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant, who dedicated his life and works (Traité duTout-Monde, Poétique de la Relation) to honing diversity as a concept to understand the world in which we live. With this title and through its content, the magazine aims to reflect the extraordinary diversity of BMCC’s student body: with over 25,000 students coming from all over the world and from all…

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Panel Discussion—”Black Lives Matter: The Dominican-Haitian Human Rights Crisis”

13 Nov

Source: Panel Discussion—”Black Lives Matter: The Dominican-Haitian Human Rights Crisis”

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