Lectures and Conferences

Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

Caribbean flyer "The body of the nation. Nationalism and sexuality in contemporary Cuba”
Abel Sierra-Madero, UNEAC, Cuba
Thursday, November 18
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Lounge (Behind Au Bon Pain) inside the Rutgers Student Center
126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Talk will be delivered in Spanish with English translation.
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Comparative Literature Film Night - 11/17 - Rue Cases Nègres (Sugar Cane Alley)

Comparative Literature Film Night
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8:00pm
Led By: Louis Segura

Film: Rue Cases Nègres (Sugar Cane Alley) [1983, d. Euzhan Palcy]
Synopsis: Jose is a bright young boy who lives among the poor black families of a sugar cane plantation community. His grandmother, believing her grandson is capable of great things, sacrifices to save him from the hard life of working the fields. Euzhan Palcy's award-winning film is an honest, deeply moving human drama of a young boy who fights against the odds for his future.

Join us for an Evening of Film, Popcorn, and Banter!
195 College Ave

The Comparative Literature Film Nights are every Wednesday, 8:00 pm at 195 College Avenue for the Fall 2010 Semester.
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Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

 "Caliban in the work of Silvio Torres-Saillant"
Paget Henry (Sociology, Brown)
Monday, October 18
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Alexander Library Teleconference Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Lecture series showcasing current debates and innovative scholarship on Caribbean studies.  Some of the topics addressed by the guest lecturers are the black Caribbean, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature, culture and Caribbean thought, queer and gender studies.  These conferences are linked to a Comparative Literature undergraduate/graduate course (01:195:480:01 and 195:519:01) entitled “Coloniality of Diasporas in Caribbean Literature” that analyzes the links between colonialism and coerced or voluntary displacements in the French, Anglo and Hispanic Caribbean.
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Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

Distinguished Lectures in Caribbean Studies at Rutgers

 "The Subject of Rights"
Sibylle Fischer (Spanish and Portuguese, New York University)
Monday, September 20
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Alexander Library Teleconference Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Lecture series showcasing current debates and innovative scholarship on Caribbean studies.  Some of the topics addressed by the guest lecturers are the black Caribbean, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature, culture and Caribbean thought, queer and gender studies.  These conferences are linked to a Comparative Literature undergraduate/graduate course (01:195:480:01 and 195:519:01) entitled “Coloniality of Diasporas in Caribbean Literature” that analyzes the links between colonialism and coerced or voluntary displacements in the French, Anglo and Hispanic Caribbean.
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"The Politics of the Common" - A Lecture by Michael Hardt

"The Politics of the Common"
A lecture by Professor Michael Hardt

 
    Thursday, February 18, 2010
     4:30 p.m.
     Teleconference Lecture Hall
     Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue
     New Brunswick, NJ
    "The Politics of the Common"

 

 Michael Hardt is a Professor of Literature and Italian at Duke University.  He has written recently on globalization and its economic, legal, political and social aspects, as well as its relationship to the metropolis.  With Antonio Negri, Hardt has co-written Empire (2000), Multitude (2004) and recently published Commonwealth (2009).