Recent Events Sponsored by the Program

Fall 2018

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Archives of Conjure: Residual Transcriptions
Dr. Solimar Otero, Associate Professor, English; LSU
Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: 113 Allen


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Teaching World Literature Workshop
Dr. Adelaide Russo;
Date: November 19, 2018
Time: 12 Noon
Venue: 202 Allen

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Comparative Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Writing Program, and Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Present: On Multimodality
Brown Bag Workshop: Multimodal Composing
Jonathan Alexander,
Chancellor’s Professor of English, Informatics, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of California, Irvine
Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 12 Noon-1:30 pm
Venue: Middleton Library 241A

In this workshop discussion, Jonathan Alexander describes why inviting students to compose multimodal projects offer them an opportunity to think creatively, rhetorically, and critical.

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Burning Time: Memory and Queer Imagination
Jonathan Alexander,
Chancellor’s Professor of English, Informatics, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of California, Irvine.
Date: September 13, 2018
Time: 3-4:30 pm
Venue: 234 Prescott 

This multimedia presentation describes a hybrid poetry and art project,  entitled ‘Burning Time’, in which Jonathan Alexander reflects queer work of imagining memories as a form of restorative history making for queer subjects.

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Fall 2018 Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series: Film Screening:  Amigo Skate, Cuba (2018)
* Winner 2018 Miami Film Festival Knight Documentary Achievement Award*
Q&A by James Wilkey
PhD Candidate, History, LSU
Date: August 24, 2018
Time: 2-4:30 pm,
Venue: 234 Prescott


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Workshop on Teaching World Literature
Dr. John Pizer, Foreign Languages
Emily O’Dell, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
Ben Howland, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
Date: September7, 2018.
Time: 3-4:30pm,
Venue: 234 Prescott

 


 

Spring 2018


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Spring 2018:
2nd Annual Literature and Languages Conference
Call for Papers:
“Time, Consciousness, and Exile”
March 9-10, 2018
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Campus.


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Brujx-ing Donald Trump
Afro-Latinx Ritual Activism in Contemporary Politics
Professor Aisha Boliso-De Jesús, Harvard University
Date: March 7, 2018
The French House, Strawberry Salon

The election od Donald Trump to the US presidency has thrown into relief how racism, sexism, and patriarchy continued to be intimately entwined with contemporary politics. For those who practice African diasporic religions, “witchcraft” or brujería has historically been a strategy to reveal types of oppression. This talk examines the collective political strategy of brujx-ing against Donald Trump, tracing how African diasporic practitioners are deploying ritual hexes, offerings, prayers, rites, and other collective works to thwart Trump’s social objectives.

Event co-sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Science, the Ogden Honors college, Comparative Literature, Geography and Anthropology, English, and African and African American studies.


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L&S Lecture Series, Spring 2018
“Creative Control: Navigating Foreign Presence in Contemporary Dominican and Cuban Narrative Film.”
Dr. Andrea Morris, Foreign Languages, LSU
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 12 Noon
Venue: 138 Prescott 

During the 2000s, Dominican writer Aurora Arias, Cuban Alberto Guerra Naranjo and Mylene Fermández Pintado and Cuban director Daniel Diaz Torres have explored the effects of increasing international travel to their home countries, dealing with sex and tourism, but also travel by foreign academicians and artists. Through the perspective of characters who are local and foreign travel writers, filmmakers, and scholars, these works highlight the ethics and politics of mobility, existing in transnational encounters, and the ramifications for the creative process and careers of Caribbean artists and intellectuals.

Fall 2017


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The LSU Programs in Comparative Literature and Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Present:
“Homer’s Odyssey and Caribbean Epic: Questions of Origin and Cultures of Mingling”
Dr. Michelle Zerba, Department of English
Date: November 6, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: 234 Prescott


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The LSU Programs in Comparative Literature and Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Present:
Transnational Graduate Research from LSU
“Islands, Place, and International Relations”
Rosa Lazarao , Department of History
Pedro Ramos, Department of History
Maria Anna Zazzarino, Program in Comparative Literature
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Venue: 234 Prescott

LSU PhD Graduate students will share their findings from research done abroad during the summer 2017. This roundtable will discuss transnational connections in history, politics, and literature.

Refreshments will be served.


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Fall 2017 Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series:
“Where’s Our Heritage? Ancestor and Protests at Jazz Fest”
Dr. Helen Regis, Geography and Anthropology
Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: 234 Prescott

Dr. Helen Regis received her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University, a Master of Arts and PhD from Tulane University. She is currently an associate professor of Anthropology at Louisiana State University. Regis’ interests include Cultural Anthropology, Blackness, Performance, Urban Spaces: Anthropology of Cities; Africa and African Diaspora: New Orleans, Benin, Cuba, and Cameron.


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