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17003: Alex: Haiti, History & The Hemisphere, talk by Michael Dash (fwd)

From: ali grrl <legb_a@hotmail.com>

Haiti, History & the Hemisphere, with Prof. Michael Dash

Lecture to be held at York University [Toronto, Canada] on November 15th 2003
The event is co-organized by CERLAC, LACS, York International, and the Jagan
Lectures Planning Committee.

Please see http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/EVENTS.html#Jagan.
More information: cerlac@yorku.ca, 416-736-2100 ext. 88705

Jagan-Baptista Lecture: Nov 15, 2003

The Jagan Lecture & the Michael Baptista Lecture 2003 present

A Caribbean Dialogue with

J. Michael Dash
Professor of Francophone Literature and Director of Africana Studies, New York
University Ph.D. University of the West Indies (Mona Jamaica); B.A. University
of the West Indies

The Disappearing Island:
Haiti, History and the Hemisphere

Haiti became the second sovereign nation in the Americas and the first black
republic in 1804 when its people, in the only successful slave revolution in
history, defeated French colonial rule. From this remarkable accomplishment,
its tortured history has described a journey, through the struggles of its
people, towards freedom (or “libète” in Creole, Haiti’s official language
since 1991); against this impulse, however, various actors and circumstances
have conspired with such efficacy that Haiti continues to be considered
(materially speaking) the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, its
emancipatory proje ct still unrealized.

J. Michael Dash will share his celebrated understanding of Haitian history and
culture, and of their place within the larger context of the Caribbean and the
Americas as a whole, on:

Saturday, November 15th, 2003
7:30 - 9:00 pm

Vari Hall Lecture Room A
York University, Keele Campus
Toronto, ON, Canada

J. Michael Dash, born in Trinidad, has worked extensively on Haitian
literature and French Caribbean writers, especially Edouard Glissant, whose
works, The Ripening (1985) and Caribbean Discourse (1989) he has translated
into English.  After 21 years at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica,
where he was Professor of Francophone Literature and Chair of Modern
Languages, he is now Professor of French at New York University and Director
of the Africana Studies Program. His publications include Literature and
Ideology in Haiti (1981), Haiti and the United States (1988), Edouard Glissant
(1995). His most recent translation is The Drifting of Spirits (1999) by
Gisèle Pineau. His most recent books are The Other America: Caribbean
Literature in a New World Context  (1998), Libete: A Haiti Anthology (1999)
with Charles Arthur and Culture and Customs of Haiti (2001). He is at present
working on Surrealism in the Francophone Caribbean.

This is a joint event of the Jagan Lecture Series and the Michael Baptista
Lecture Series.  It constitutes the Fifth Annual Jagan Lecture, commemorating
the lifeand vision of the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan, Caribbean thinker,
politician, and political visionary, and the Third Bi-annual Baptista Lecture,
named in honour of Michael Baptista.

The event is co-organized by CERLAC, LACS, York International, and the Jagan
Lectures Planning Committee

More information: cerlac@yorku.ca, 416-736-2100 ext. 88705

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