THE BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM LECTURE SERIES
Thu, Sep 26
3:00 PM — 5:00 PM
BLACK STUDIES: PARADIGMS, FRONTIERS, AND CHALLENGESTHE BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM LECTURE SERIES:
BLACK STUDIES: PARADGIMS, FRONTIERS, AND CHALLENGES
TOPIC: THE FUTURE IS NOW:
A NEW LOOK AT AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES
Thursday, September 26, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
NAC The Lippman Room 6/308
The Future is Now is an exciting new collection of essays from new voices across the African Diaspora. Writing in Spanish, English, French, and Haitian Creole, the
contributors look at the fields of art, literature, film, and music from all parts of the Caribbean and the United States. Feature articles in the book examine topics like Puerto Rican art, Haitian documentary, Trinidadian
calypso, Colombian poetry, the African-‐American novel, and African photography and collage.
Come join us for a talk with the editor of the volume Vanessa K. Valdés, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, in the Department of Foreign Languages and
Literature, CCNY, who will introduce the volume and speak on her essay contribution, “Afro-‐Brazilian Literature,
from the Periphery to the Center.”
Panelists' presentation includes excerpts from chapters:
Gina Athena Ulysse, “Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, Me and the World” (a performance piece), Associate Professor of Anthropology, Wesleyan University.
Sophie Saint-‐Just, “Mistè a Gatem”: Deploying Ezili and Queering the Haitian Religious Experience in Anne Lescot’s and Laurence Magloire’s Film – Des Hommes
et des dieux,” Lecturer in French, Fordham University.
Luisa García-‐Conde, “Afirmación étnica y estética en la ensayística y poética de Jorge Artel,” Associate Professor of Spanish, Queensborough Community College, CUNY.
Alison McLetchie, “The Holy Temple of Soca: Rev. Rudder in Attendance,”Assistant Professor, Claflin University.