Françoise Lionnet on "Postcolonial Intersectionality: Creolization, Gender, and Migration"

WhenMay 16, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
WhereClassics Building, Room 110
Contact InformationComparative Literature Department
DescriptionA notable difference between Anglophone Postcolonial Studies and the field of Francophone Studies is that for the latter questions of universalism and humanism are always on the horizon of expectation, even when an author or visual artist deploys a strongly oppositional approach to dominant cultural paradigms. In this presentation, I address the new gendered discontents of postcolonialism by way of poetry, oceanic cartography, and creolized identities. I focus on the aesthetic and ethical goals of island writers and artists who engage with the afterlife of colonial history as well as contemporary migrant crises.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions, Readings, Arts, Graduate Students
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