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Cesaire

T H E CENTER FOR THE AMERICAS

A M E R I C A S  F O R U M  2 0 1 3

CÉSAIRE AT 100!

THE CENTENARY OF AIMÉ CÉSAIRE 1913–2008 

POET, PRAGMATIST, A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS 

April 5th& 6th, 2013

 

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

RUSSELL HOUSE, 350 HIGH STREET, MIDDLETOWN, CT

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 FRIDAY, APRIL 5th

4 P.M.

WELCOME!

 

 4:15–5:30 P.M.

CLAYTON ESHLEMAN, A. JAMES ARNOLD,

EVIE SHOCKLEY, YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

The Poetic Legacy

 

 6:15–6:30 P.M.

NEELY BRUCE AND ELIZABETH SAUNDERS

Césaire’s Music

 

 6:30–7:30 P.M.

KEYNOTE: A. JAMES ARNOLD

Editing Césaire for the 21st Century

 

 9–10 P.M.

WESLEYAN STUDENT POETS

Caribbean Students Association

 

 SATURDAY, APRIL 6th

9–10:30 A.M.

ALEX DUPUY, DEMETRIUS EUDELL

Politics and Césaire

 

10:40 A.M.–12:10 P.M.

RICHARD WATTS, EMILY SAHAKIAN

Producing Césaire

 

 1:30–3 P.M.

NORMAN SHAPIRO, chair

J. MICHAEL DASH, CLAYTON ESHLEMAN, HOLLY COLLINS

Césaire and Literature

 

3:10–4:30 P.M.

LAURA WEXLER, HAZEL CARBY

Round Table: The Caribbean and American Studies—Future Directions

 

7:30–9 P.M.

World Music Hall at WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

AIMÉ CÉSAIRE—READINGS FROM HIS POETRY

 

 For more information: e-mail Laura Borhman, The Center for the Americas, lborhman@wesleyan.edu

 Sponsored by: The Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University Press, the African American Studies Program, the Romance Languages and Literatures Department’s Thomas and Catharine McMahon Memorial Fund, Academic Division I, Academic Division II, the Albritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the English Department, the Center for the Arts, the Caribbean Students Association, the College of Letters.